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

Spending a penny

Hands up (hopefully washed) those of you who can remember paying one penny for a pee? Last time I was in Waverley Station, I seem to recall that the going … Continue reading Spending a penny

East Princes Street Gardens

This post shares a little of the history of East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. I am indebted to the work of Connie Byrom as published in this book: Connie dedicated … Continue reading East Princes Street Gardens