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By Michael Herrick, August 24, 2018
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United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh — Spire of this Church
The Spire of this Church Was Destroyed by the Great Fire November MDCCCXXIV and Rebuilt A.D.   MDCCCXXVIII The Right Honble. Walter Brown Lord Provost — Map (db m127062) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh — Royal Palace
Royal Palace The Residence Of The Stewart Kings And Queens In The 15th & 16th Centuries. The Birthplace Of King James VI In 1566 And The Home Of The Scottish Crown Jewels — Map (db m127003) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — 603 (City of Edinburgh) SquadronRoyal Auxillary Air Force
1925----------1957 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Royal Auxillary Air Force This Spitfire Is A Memorial To The Valour Of Those Members of the Squadron Who Gave Their Live In The Service Of Their Country "Never In The Field of . . . — Map (db m86606) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Adam Black
Adam Black Lord Provost and Member of Parliament For the City of Edinburgh Born 1784   Died 1874 — Map (db m127049) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Adam Smith1723-1790
(The historical portion of the marker text is presented first, so as not to be lost beneath the statue donor information:) Adam Smith lived in Panmure House in Lochend Close and is buried in the Cannongate Churchyard, further down the . . . — Map (db m85860) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Adam Smith Grave
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Alexander & Bucephalus
Alexander & Bucephalus Presented to the City by the Subscribers, 1884 — Map (db m126993) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Calton Hill
Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill Formed by violent volcanic activity 340 million years ago and gouged by glaciers during the Ice Age, Calton Hill has a long and fascinating history. In 1724 the Town . . . — Map (db m127020) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Deacon Brodie’s
Deacon Brodie’s William Brodie, Deacon of Wrights and Masons of Edinburgh was the son of a cabinet maker in the Lawnmarket. He was born in Brodie’s Close and hanged near St Giles both places being just a few steps from the tavern which now . . . — Map (db m126988) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Doctors
Doctors The area in which the Doctors now stands is associated with some of Edinburgh's famous historical events, namely in 1613, the construction of the Flodden Wall, built to keep the English invaders out, and Edinburgh's first large scale . . . — Map (db m127101) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Dog Cemetery
Dog Cemetery The Small Garden Below Has Been Used Since Queen Victoria's Reign (1837-1901) As A Burial Place For Regimental Mascots And Officers' Dogs — Map (db m126932) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Dugald Stewart Monument
Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill Dugald Stewart Monument Built: 1831 Architect: William H. Mayfair This monument commemorates another key player of the Scottish Enlightenment, Dugald Stewart. . . . — Map (db m127021) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Earl Haig
Earl Haig This Statue Was Presented To The City Of Edinburgh By Sir Dhunjibhoy Bomanji Of Bombay In Admiration Of The Services Rendered To The British Empire By The Field Marshal ( another marker on the plinth ) This . . . — Map (db m126983) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Edinburgh Municipal Building
The Foundation Stone Of this Part of the Edinburgh Municipal Building Was Laid on 6th June 1901 By the Right Honourable James Steel, Lord Provost. ------------------------- The New Council Chamber Was Opened 19th January 1904, . . . — Map (db m127061) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Foog’s Gate
Foog's Gate The Main Entrance To The Citadel By The 17th Century. The Perimeter Wall. Looped For Both Cannon And Musketry, Was Built In King Charles Ii's Reign (1660-85) — Map (db m126885) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — From Here Health
Hinc Sanitas From Here Health This Sculpture by Mr Denys Mitchell Was Unveiled by The Right Honourable Norman Irons Lord Provost of Edinburgh On 6 December 1994 — Map (db m127013) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Gatehouse
Gatehouse 1887 Built As An Impressive Show-Front To Replace A Plain 17th-Century Outer Gate. Inside Was Accommodation For The Main Guard. Detention Cells And A Court-Martial Room. — Map (db m126881) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — George Davie
George Davie (1912 – 2007), philosopher and author of The Democratic Intellect, introduced to each other Hugh MacDiarmid (1892 - 1978), author of the Scots poem A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, and Sorley MacLean (1911 – . . . — Map (db m127016) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Greyfriars Bobby
‘Bobby’ was the name of a Skye Terrier who belonged to John Gray, a night watchman for the Edinburgh Police The two were inseparable for two years. However, in February 1858 Gray died of tuberculosis He was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard Bobby, who . . . — Map (db m126984) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Greyfriars Bobby
A Tribute To The Affectionate Fidelity Of Greyfriars Bobby In 1858 This Faithful Dog Followed The Remains Of His Master To Greyfriars Churchyard And Lingered Near The Spot Util His Death In 1872. With Permission Erected By The . . . — Map (db m126987) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — In Memory of Scottish-American Soldiers
(Front): In memory of Scottish-American soldiers To preserve the jewel of liberty in the framework of freedom - Abraham Lincoln (North Side):Sergeant Major John M'Ewan Co.H, 65th Regt Illinois Vol Infantry William L Duff, . . . — Map (db m34260) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — James Braidwood
James Braidwood 1800 - 1861 James Braidwood 1800 - 1861 Father of the British Fire Service This statue is dedicated to the memory of James Braidwood, a pioneer of the scientific approach to fire-fighting. It also recognises the courage and . . . — Map (db m126994) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — John Knox
John Knox 1514-1572 Erected by Scotsmen who are mindful of the benefits conferred by John Knox on their native land 1896 — Map (db m85858) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — King’s Own Scottish Borderers Memorial
In Memory of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men Who Whilst Serving with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (the Edinburgh Regiment) Gave Their Lives for Their Country during the Following Campaigns Afghanistan 1878 – 1880.   Egypt . . . — Map (db m127018) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Lodging of Sir Simon Preston
M 1567 R On this site stood the lodging of Sir Simon Preston of Craigmillar, Provost of the City of Edinburgh 1566-7 in which lodging Mary Queen of Scotland after her surrender to the Confederate Lords at Carberry Hill, spent her last night in . . . — Map (db m126992) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Memorial to Robert the Bruce
Memorial to Bruce Erected by the Corporation of Edinburgh under Captain Hugh Reid's bequest Unveiled 28th May 1929 The Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Stevenson Lord Provost — Map (db m85670) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Memorial to Wallace
Memorial to Wallace ________________ Erected by The Corporation of Edinburgh Under Captain Hugh Reid's bequest Unveiled 28th of May 1929 The Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Stevenson Lord Provost — Map (db m85669) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Mons Meg
Mons Meg The world's most famous medieval gun showed the strength and prestige of Scotland's kings. In the Middle Ages, only the wealthiest rulers could afford such cutting-edge military technology. Mons Meg was made from wrought iron near the . . . — Map (db m126890) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Nelson Monument
Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill The Nelson Monument Built: 1807 – 1816 Architect: Robert Burn Rising over 30 metres high, the Nelson Monument commemorates the naval hero Admiral Horatio . . . — Map (db m127022) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — North Bridge
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Ordnance Storehouse
Ordnance Storehouse 1753 One Of Two Warehouses For Arms And Military Equipment Built To Designs By General William Skinner Chief Engineer In North Britain And Creator Of Fort George The Great Garrison Fortress Of The Highlands . . . — Map (db m126982) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Portcullis Gate
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Robert Louis Stephenson
In memory of Robert Louis Stephenson, 1850 — 1894, son and student of Edinburgh. “ and when I remembered all that I hoped and feared as I pickled about Rutherford’s in the rain and the east wind; how I feared I should make a mere . . . — Map (db m127015) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Scott Monument
Scott Monument View My Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott 1771 — 1832 Scottish historical novelist playwright and poet Timeline 1771 — Walter Scott born on 15 August in Edinburgh 1789-92 — studies law at the University of . . . — Map (db m127058) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Scottish National War Memorial
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Scottish-American War Memorial
This memorial was initiated by the Scottish-American War Memorial Committee. the statue and bas-relief were sculpted by Canadian Robert Tait Mackenzie (1867-1938) and cast at the Roman Bronze Works, Brooklyn, New York, Mackenzie was a physician . . . — Map (db m34255) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Sir William Kirkcaldy
Fortissimo   Veritas In memory of Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange, “justly reputed to be one of the best soldiers and most accomplished cavaliers of his time.” He held this castle For Queen Mary from May 1568 to May 1573 and after its . . . — Map (db m122337) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — St. Margaret’s Chapel
St. Margaret’s Chapel This Holy Place is the Oldest Surviving Building in Edinburgh King David I built the chapel in about 1130, probably as part of a great stone tower. He dedicated it to his saintly mother, Margaret. The squared stones, . . . — Map (db m126887) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Biggest Gun of All
The Biggest Gun of All The largest gun ever fired in anger on British soil was kept in an arsenal on the other side of Foog's Gate. Mons Meg, with her 20 inch (50cm) wide barrel, was built to smash castle walls. The French Duke of . . . — Map (db m126889) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Black Watch MonumentSouth African War
AM FREICEADAN DUBH To the Memory of Officers Non- Commissioned Officers & men of THE BLACK WATCH Who fell in the South African War 1899-1902 — Map (db m85856) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The City Chambers
The City Chambers formerly The Royal Exchange Designed by John Adam, the eldest of the Adam Brothers, this building was erected 1753 — 1761 as an exchange and customs house. In 1811 it became the city chambers when the town council moved . . . — Map (db m126991) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The High Street Wellhead
The High Street Wellhead The original wellhead or cistern in this position, probably of around 1675, had a chequered history. It was seriously damaged by a horse-drawn fire engine in January 1897 and rebuilt. The cisterns provided water from . . . — Map (db m127012) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Lawnmarket Wellhead
The Lawnmarket Wellhead This wellhead or cistern, was built in 1835. It probably replaced a cistern of around 1675, removed when George IV bridge was built. The cisterns provided water from Comiston Springs via the Castlehill Reservoir for . . . — Map (db m126989) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Portugese Cannon
Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill The Portugese Cannon This brass cannon has travelled all over the world. Cast in the early 15th century, with the Royal Arms of Spain on its barrel, the cannon was . . . — Map (db m127023) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak Award winning home of traditional music After the defeat of James the IV and defeat of the Scots by the English at the Battle of Flodden, a great wall was built from the castle around what is now called the 'Old Town'. . . . — Map (db m127068) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Scott Monument
The Scott Monument This plaque and stone commemorate the restoration of the nearby memorial to one of Scotland’s greatest writers Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832). The Monument was built between 1840 and 1846 with stone from the Binny . . . — Map (db m127051) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Scott Monument
The Scott Monument Erected 1840 – 44 to the Memory of Sir Walter Scott   Bart. 1771 — 1832 Born in Edinburgh, Lawyer and Ardent Patriot, He Won Enduring Fame as a Romantic Poet and The Author of the Waverly Novels This . . . — Map (db m127055) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Their Name Liveth
The Scottish National War Memorial ‘Their Name Liveth’ To Mark the Centenary and Sacrifice of the Great War From 4th August 1914 and Commemorate the Visit of Her Majesty the Queen 3rd July 2014 — Map (db m126886) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — William Chambers
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — William Henry Playfair
This Statue Of William Henry Playfair 1790 – 1857 was erected by James and Amanda Garden · Kenneth and Julia Greig · Bruce and Caroline Minto · Walter and Norma Nimmo · Malcolm Offord · David and Judy Shaw · David and Terri Warnock · . . . — Map (db m127094) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — William McEwan
The University of Edinburgh in honour of William McEwan 1827 – 1913 MP, Founder of McEwan’s Brewery, Benefactor of the Medical School and Graduation Hall — Map (db m127069) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — William Nicholson
William Nicholson ( 1824 – 1909 ) Distiller, Politician, Cricket Player, Benefactor This alehouse is part of the Nicholson's heritage collection. They're all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded them. William . . . — Map (db m126985) HM

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