Thanks Dorothy I'm glad you are enjoying the site
have enjoyed very much reading about the many suburbs, having grown up in stockbridgeand lived in leith and tollcross before moving to australia in the 1960, brings back lots of memories thnk you
Thanks Kate - oops now corrected
Excellent site. However,it's ANN Street not Anne :-)
Thanks for your support Helen - much appreciated
Enjoying your Edinburgh history. Keep up the good work
Can't believe there's so many suburbs in the city! I've found it very interesting
Great site - keep up the good work!!
Hey Robert Do you have any photos or stories to tell the site?
Anne I will add Portobello to September's update - check back on 1st
b. Little France farm(cottage) 1958. Where mary Queen of Scots housed her guards or maids while she resided at Craigmillar Castle. Also lived a while on the "Craigmillar Castle farm" and "Cairntows".
I was wondering when Portobello will be added to your site as I'm now living there
Thanks for your comments Neil
Enjoying your site - well done. You've put a lot of work into it especially with the suburbs. Great job!
Thanks Gary glad you like the site - and your city!
Glad you enjoyed your stay here Henry and hope you come back soon. I'm happy you found my web site too
Lived in Edinburgh all my life and am enjoying your site. Great place to live and glad other people appreciate there own city
I recently made a trip to Scotland and really enjoyed my stay in Edinburgh: Great people and good whiskey.
Hope to get back there sooner or later. Thank you very much
Hi Ste Glad you have found the website useful. I have started to put present day maps on the site and I like your idea of old maps of the areas. There would be copyright issues but it's something I will look into for the future.
Hi. I'm just about to move to slateford and it's nice to be able to find out about where I'm about to live. Thank you! One improvement could be to have any maps that can be found of areas at different times, but other than that I really enjoyed the site. Cheers! Ste :¬)
Thanks for your comments Maggie & Paul - much appreciated
Thanks for all the info i found the free attractions really useful
Enjoying the site and have learned a lot of things. Keep up the good work
Thanks for that Jennifer - that area certainly has a lot of things going on! I'll add it to the Haunted Edinburgh page soon
I checked into a room on the fourth floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburgh last November. Hearing that a ghost liked to disturb hotel guests on that floor, I dismissed the rumour with skepticism. That is until I turned the television on and placed the remote on the bed. Suddenly, the television took on a life of its own and the screen went from channel to channel. It also became very cold around the bed. I phoned downstairs and asked the concierge to make sense of what just happened. There was a brief pause before the man replied with a lovely Scottish accent as thick as pea soup, "Well, that's a wee bit creepy!"
With that, I decided to go to sleep - with the blanket over my head!
The next morning, I went to the elevator. When it arrived, I hopped in with another guest. We pressed the ground floor button. Like the television set, the elevator took on a life of its own. We went up to another floor before stopping at every floor on the way down.
IF it was an apparition, it clearly meant no harm . I felt that it was only trying to make its presence known.
Thanks for your post Marina - glad you enjoy the website. There are amazing scenes in the city and the suburbs and I've still got lots more to add.
Thanx to you, I've learned lots of places to visit and what to see in this amazing city. It also appeared, that there are really beautiful landscapes
Thanks Aleksandra glad you like the site. Once I have all the suburbs on I will expand them and Pennywell will feature - it's a big task but enjoyable. Have you seen the Muirhouse and area memories pages on Facebook? There is a link to it under Muirhouse.
intresting site, you should write about pennywell
Thanks Joe. Very interesting site you have well worth a look
Thought you might be interested in the latest research on the 'first house in the New Town'. Different but interesting, I hope.
So glad you enjoyed it Louisa - your comments are very much appreciated
just spent over an hour looking through your website. one word BRILLIANT!!! have enjoyed reading all the facts and looking through the pics. thank you.
Thanks Simon - much appreciated
Love the site Morris, keep up the good work!
All the best
Edinburgh Gig Archive
Thank you for featuring Suntrap Garden on your website and also for the support you showed for the SOS group who are trying to save it. It is vital that people in the Lothians rally round the committee or it will be lost. Both NTS and Oatridge college the owners of Suntrap are to apply for permission to build 5 (in total) houses on the site. At a time when people are beginning to become more interested in growing their own, it is vital that the education facilities provided at Suntrap in the past and which were self supporting should be allowed to continue. The committee need volunteers to maintain the garden and open it to the public.
Alex Salmond has persuaded the people of Scotland to give his party the opportunity to put Scotland back on track by reviving its industry. Central to that is the manufacturing of eco friendly green technology. George Boyd Anderson was a pioneer in domestic buildings renewable energy. It would be a terrible mistake and loss to the nation, and our tourism potential, to allow Millbuies, his family home, to disappear. He worked with the then South of Scotland engineers to develop and install eco friendly systems using a wind turbine, double glazing, solar panels, underfloor heating and heat exchangers etc.in the mid 1900's.This is the cradle of green technology and shouldbe seen as such. I would appeal to your readers to come along to the Open Day on 22nd May 2011 between 10am and 4pm to see this jewel for themselves. There are moredetails of the campaignto save Suntrap on their website http://www.sos2010.btck.co.uk
Nice to see someone taking an interest in their own city - great site keep up the good work
Thanks Harry for your support
Good to see other people interested in there own country,And to be proud to say they where born and bred there.As you may gather i am a very proud scotsman and i am very interested in our heritage.I find your website very interesting and the fact that you take great care to be accurate in what you say.Keep up the good work.
Thanks Sandie. That's an idea - something I'll look into - would make a difference.
Enjoying your site thanks I've learned a lot of things and I visit regularly. Is it possible to have a link at the bottom of each suburb to get you back to the list or onto the next one?
Thanks Joe - I've got many suburbs ready to roll out - I'll put a few on every month
Great site lots of info - look forward to seeing more suburbs
nice to see the website growing.lots of new info.i will be planning a visit to suntrap garden soon .looks and sounds fun.thanks
Thanks Sheila I'm glad I've been able to help
We have had more interesrt in visiting the Garden since your article was added to your site so thank you for your help. The "SAVE OUR SUNTRAP" Steering Group have now set up a website to help people understand what is going on. It is at www.sos2010.btck.co.uk
The Friends of Suntrap are recruiting volunteer gardeners to help so do cantact them through the website if you want to become involved.
Thank you for the piece about Suntrap. Your photographs show its beauty and tranquility. It is a haven from the hurley burley of life and that is why I think it inspires people like me to get involved as a volunteer. The small staff work wonders here and provide as you say a precious learning facility for the students from special schools and those with learning difficulties. The Garden is under threat of closure at the end of this school term which means that not only will those special students not return to dig up the potatoes they have planted but they will not be able to cook them either. All part of their course. Can you imagine how heart breaking that is for everybody at Suntrap. These would be small achievements for most of us but to the students, staff and families involved it is a mountain climbed. Can a blind person garden? Of course they can, they can sow their seeds like everybody else, with the innovative techniques used at Suntrap to ensure every student is the best they can be. We thought we had put the days of ignorance behind us when the slightest disability excluded people from the mainstream of society yet here we are again. Once again the most vulnerable members of our society are being side lined not because they are the easiest to ignore but because we have to safeguard the future of the college which runs Suntrap and the National Trust is in its own financial dolldrums. This is not what George Boyd Anderson had in mind when he so generously donated the garden to the people of Lothian and the National Trust. He wanted people to enjoy gardening and learn about how to produce food for themselves. He was far sighted in realising that there would come a day when people would turn again to growing their own instead of buying stuff which had been flown half way round the world. The night school classes for next term are already in danger of being oversubscribed and even if those classes are moved to Oatridge, the facilities are not there to provide the interaction required between a living garden and the classroom. If anyone reading this can help with suggestions or support then time is short and we need your help now.
Thanks Graham for the information - I will make some amendments to my piece on Muirhouse
You may be interested to know that prior to being used as a photography studio for Robb Campbell Harper the building was occupied by Ferranti Limited who also occupied Craigroyston House next door. I worked at Muirhouse Mansion for 1960 to 1969 employed in the Ferranti Film and Photographic Unit. There were other departments on site including Technical Authors. After Robb Camobell Harper ceased trading it was taken over by an advertising Agency - Woolward Royds who were eventually taken over by Mcann Erikson who continued on site for a few more years. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone wants any further details
Loved the whole outlook, appearence, and the color scheme.
Thanks guys glad you like the site - lots more coming up very soon
Top site! some great pics and plenty of info .
the website is looking good.keep it up
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