Category: Holyrood & Canongate
The thread about the Royal Mint of Scotland; what connects it to a pioneering school for the city’s poorest children, and how it has continued to serve marginalised people in the city
The thread about the East Foul Burn; the long forgotten rivulet of East Edinburgh which carried away most of the sewage of the Old Town, turning it to an industriously productive use on its way
The thread about the Youngers and the McEwans, a Scottish brewing dynasty that would combine to totally dominate the Scottish industry. And just what it has to do with “Alice in Wonderland”
The thread about the ever growing and changing boundaries of Edinburgh over the last 600 years and some local burghs you perhaps never knew existed
The thread about the half-forgotten pile of stones in Holyrood Park, the tragic tale that it commemorates and why it should be improved
The thread about King David I, who caused the founding of not one but two different Leiths
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