James Finlayson
(1772-1852)

Died aged c. 80

Commemorated on 1 plaque

gnomonic on Flickr

James Finlayson industrialist and philanthropist. Born Penicuik 1772 died 1852 in the part of this property that was then number eight Nicolson Square. Around his great textile manufacturing enterprise in Finland grew that country's second city of Tampere. His spiritual qualities and his love of mankind have seen to his name being one deeply respected in Finland's industrial and national history.

Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they died (1852)