To become a ‘National Music Centre’

This is great news! What a wonderful act of philanthropy this is by Carol Grigor: For many years I have been part of a widely shared determination to see Edinburgh’s … Continue reading To become a ‘National Music Centre’

Platform 11

There was once a very special garden located where today folk arrive to, and leave from, Waverley Station, Edinburgh. This Physic garden sat at the east end of the Nor … Continue reading Platform 11

Edinburgh’s Orphan Hospital

In 1727 Edinburgh merchant Andrew Gairdner, set up a charitable subscription to raise funds to build an orphan institution. The resulting Orphan Hospital, built between 1734 and 1781, below the … Continue reading Edinburgh’s Orphan Hospital

Quietly fostering Scottish Arts

The Scotland on Sunday, 21 February 2021, shared news of the extraordinary philanthropy of Carol Colburn Grigor: Hole Ousia  has long supported the campaign to see Edinburgh’s old Royal High … Continue reading Quietly fostering Scottish Arts