“Ding Dong! Merrily, at home!” Don’t suffer a blue Christmas, join Edinburgh World Heritage at home for the holidays with our special guests on Thursday 10th December. We’ll wish you a merry Christmas with mistletoe and wine through your screen (BYOB). Baby, it’s cold outside, so park yourself in front of the (virtual) fire and toast to a wonderful Christmastime with an evening of music, song, poetry and […]
Jan Bondeson’s latest book “Murder Houses of Edinburgh” is now available. Jan’s book includes the story of Burke and Hare. Signed copies of the book are available from Edinburgh Books at the West Port the area where Burke and Hare lodged.
The sign “Refreshment Rooms” above the door of Traill’s Temperance Coffee House in Greyfriars Place may have meant that the two flats directly above the shop were part of the restaurant.
The illustration shows the west side of St Giles to the right of the Tolbooth. The present entrance was added when the building was refurbished.
The Tolbooth Jail stood on the west side of St Giles on the north side of Parliamentary Square
The weekly Sunday morning service has resumed at Greyfriars Kirk. The historic church which is 400 hundred years old this Christmas is open to visitors this Thursday from 11.oo am till 3.00 pm. To receive a weekly newsletter contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
An escort consisting of Major Hilton and Lt Fraser accompanied by two colour sergeants carried the old colours of the 78th Highlanders to St Giles.
A guard of honour accompanied the old colours of the Scottish regiments from Edinburgh Castle to St Giles on November 15th 1883. A detachment from the Scots Greys and the regimental band and pipers of the Gordon Highlanders also took part in the procession. The route from the fortress to St Giles was lined with […]
Ballantine & Allan also installed the stained glass windows in St John’s Episcopal Church at the city’s west end.
Friends of Greyfriars Kirkyard: first meeting of the volunteer group A new friends group for Greyfriars Kirkyard Public Meeting to gather supporters for a new ‘Friends of’ group for Greyfriars Kirkyard We want to hear your visionfor the future of Greyfriars Kirkyard. We are looking for enthusiastic people to join us in setting up a […]