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: email@example.com
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 […]
Possibly founded in the 12th century and dedicated to St Giles, the present building was erected in the 14th and continued to be extended until the early 16th century. The church was given collegiate status by Pope Paul II. Major alterations were undertaken in the 19th and 20th centuries, including the addition of the Thistle […]
By the late 19th century, the church authorities no longer objected to stained glass windows being installed. William Chambers commissioned James Ballantine to produce nine new windows for the chancel in St Giles, illustrating the life of Christ. The well-known artist Robert Herdman advised on the design, and the windows were paid for by a […]
The One o’ Clock Gun Exhibition has been running on the Mills Mount Battery at Edinburgh Castle for over twenty years. The model working time ball has never failed to function during that time. The mechanism was built by clockmaker Nick Sanders.
“If you seek a monument, gaze around” – Sir Christopher Wren Greyfriars Bobby’s statue at the junction of George IV Bridge and Candlemaker Row was created by William Brodie and donated by Baroness Burdett-Coutts. The drinking fountain may have been designed by George Cousin the city architect. Great sculptors have lived and worked in Edinburgh for centuries, […]