The men and women from every section of society who signed the Covenant including the noblemen and ministers were not rebels. In addition to being drawn up to protect the Protestant religion from the changes which had recently been introduced and any amendments which might be made in the future, it was also aimed at […]
King Charles introduced the Book of Common Prayer which had been amended by the Scottish bishops in 1637. Jenny Geddes was said to have thrown a cutty-stool when the book was used in St Giles during the service, to show that she was not happy with the alteration. Her action led to rioting and unrest […]
General Guissepe Garibaldi received the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh on 11th April 1864. Sir Sean Connery was made a Freeman of the City of Edinburgh on 11th June 1991.
St Margaret’s holy well was once a place of pilgrimage due to the healing power of its medicinal waters. Originally located in the Restalrig area close to the present day east coast mainline, the site was due to be partly built over by the construction of St Margaret’s railway sheds during the mid 19th century. Due […]
Greyfriars Kirk will be open to visitors from 11.00 am till 3.oo pm on Thursday 3rd February. The church closes to visitors for the winter on December 10th.
Jan Bondeson’s latest book “Murder Houses of Edinburgh” contains six sections documenting the murders which took place in the Old and New Towns, Leith and Portobello from the assassination of David Rizzio to the crimes committed since the beginning of the 21st century. The accounts are not only written in an easy to follow style, […]