Sir Walter Scott’s father and members of his family are buried in Greyfriars kirkyard.
The illustration shows the sitting room in John Knox’s House.
The illustration from James Grant’s “Old and New Edinburgh” shows the bedroom in John Knox’s house in the High Street.
A six-storey tenement in the High Street collapsed on Sunday, 24th November, 1861. Jan Bondeson has put forward that theory that the youngster who survived the disaster may have been Joseph McIvor and not John Geddes as previously thought.
The illustration from James Grant’s “Old and New Edinburgh” shows the Norman entrance at St Giles. The doorway no longer exists as it was destroyed towards the close of the eighteenth century.
The illustration shows John Knox’s pulpit. John Knox was appointed minister at St Giles in 1560.
“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.