In memory of Sir Robert W. Philip 1857-1939 physician, statesman of preventative medicine, first Professor of Tuberculosis in the University of Edinburgh. Near this place, in 1887, Dr Robert W. Philip founded a tuberculosis dispensary, the first clinic in the world dedicated to fighting a disease of which he foretold man's eventual mastery. His vision has brought hope to many lands.
Bank Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In honour of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930 medical graduate of the university, author and creator of Sherlock Holmes
Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
J. K. Rowling wrote some of the early chapters of Harry Potter in the rooms on the first floor of this building.
Black Medicine Coffee Company, 108-110 Marchmont Rd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Made famous as the place of inspiration to writers such as J. K. Rowling, who sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Ian Rankin, author of the Rebus novels, and Alexander McCall-Smith have both also frequented The Elephant House, as well as many other writers.
The Elephant House, 21 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Alexander Graham Bell inventor of the telephone born here 3rd March 1847
14 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In a house on the east side of this close Robert Burns lived during his first visit to Edinburgh, 1786.
Lady Stair’s Close, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3 Bridge Street the birthplace of Sir Harry Lauder 4 August 1870 - 26 Feb 1950
3 Bridge Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Near this spot John Scott Russell discovered the Solitary Wave in August 1834
Scott Russell Aqueduct, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
William McGonagall poet and tragedian died here 29th September 1902
5 South College Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Thank God for James Young Simpson's discovery of chloroform anaesthesia in 1847.
Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Alastair Sim 1900 - 1976 actor and director was born near here
88 Lothian Rd, EH3 9BZ, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sean Connery born Fountainbridge (25th August 1930) Oscar winning actor. International film star
Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Theo Williamson's House In this house lived David Theodore Nelson Williamson 1920-1992. Mechanical and Electrical Engineer. Originator of high-quality sound reproduction through his amplifier. World pioneer in the application of Numerical Control to Machine Tools which led to Computer-Aided Manufacture.
65 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Kenneth Grahame author of The Wind In The Willows was born here 8th March 1859
Castle Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This is the first building erected under the improvement act of 1867. The right honourable William Chambers of Glenormiston Lord Provost
St Mary's St, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Near this spot in 1625 Sir William Alexander of Menstrie, Earl of Stirling, received sasine, or lawful possession of the Royal Province of Nova Scotia by the ancient and symbolic ceremony of delivery of earth and stone from Castlehill by a representative of the King. Here also (1625-1637) the Scottish Baronets of Nova Scotia received sasine of their distant baronies.
Esplanade, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In the White Hart Inn Robert Burns stayed during his last visit to Edinburgh 1791
The White Hart Inn, 34 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Riddell's Close and Court in this close lived David Hume before settling in James's Court. In Court beyond Baillie Macmorran banqueted in his house James VI, his queen and Danish nobles
Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, EH1 2PG, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In a house on this site David Hume lived 1771 - 1776
21 South St David Street, EH2 2BW, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
To the memory of James Connolly born 5th June 1868 at 107 Cowgate renowned international trade union and working class leader founder of Irish Socialist Republican Party member of provisional government of Irish Republic executed 12th May 1916 at Kilmainham Jail Dublin
George IV Bridge arch, Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Near this spot stood Cardinal Beaton's House.
Panmure St Ann's School, Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
On this site Charles Darwin (1809-1882) author of The Origin of Species lodged at 11 Lothian Street while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh 1825-1827
Rear wall of National Museum of Scotland, South College Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
James Boswell (1740-1795) and Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) are reputed to have met and dined in this building circa 1770. James Boswell the Scot's writer was acclaimed for his literary classic "Life of Johnson" a biography of his illustrious friend Dr Samuel Johnson the learned scholar, philosopher and critic
Witchery Restaurant, Castlehill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dr. John Brown Author of "Rab and his Friends" lived in this house from 1850 to 1882
23 Rutland Street, EH1 2AE, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
John Gibson Lockhart son-in-law and biographer of Sir Walter Scott lived here 1821 - 1825
25 Northumberland Street, EH3 6LR, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The University of Edinburgh In Honour of Sir Godfrey Thomson 1881-1955 Pioneer of Educational Testing, Bell Professor of Education, Director of Moray House College (1925-51)
Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Near this spot resided 'Clarinda'. Friend of Robert Burns. 1787 - 1791
Potterrow, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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
Bristo Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In which the Royal Standard was last pitched for the muster of the Scottish Army on the Borough-Muir before the Battle of Flodden 1513 It long lay in the adjoining field, was then built into this wall near this spot, and finally placed here by Sir John Stuart Forbes of Pitsligo Bart 1852. Highest and midmost was described The Royal Banner floating wide; The Staff, a pine iter strong and straight, Pitch'd deeply in a massive stone, Which still in memory is shown, yet bend beneath the standard's weight.
Morningside Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This tablet commemorates the meeting of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott which took place here in the winter of 1786 - 87.
Sciennes House Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Icelandic national anthem "Ó Guð vors lands" by the composer Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson and the poet Matthías Jochumsson was written and composed in this house in 1874
15 London Street, EH3 6LZ, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dr Elsie Inglis 1864-1917
219 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Elsie Inglis surgeon
219 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This section of stonework and the strip of setts on the pavement (which also extends across the traffic island) mark the line of the 16th Century Flodden Wall the necessity for which arose from fear of English invasion following the disastrous Battle of Flodden in 1513
Forrest Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Bill Douglas (1934-1991) director whose poetic vision lives on in his films. Born in Newcraighall
Whitehill Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pilrig House built by Gilbert Kirkwood 1638 home of the Balfours of Pilrig 1718-1941. "I came in view of Pilrig, a pleasant gabled house set by the walkside among some brave young woods" from 'Catriona' by Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
Pilrig House, Pilrig House Close, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Empire Palace Theatre site of the first moving picture show in Scotland 13th April 1896 (New Edinburgh Festival Theatre)
Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
William Edmonstoune Aytoun was born here 1813 -1865
13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Arthur Conan Doyle creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born at No.11 Picardy Place, formally opposite here, on 22nd May 1859.
Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sir Alexander C Mackenzie. Scottish composer & musician. Born here 22nd August 1847.
22 Nelson Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
At this place on the night of September 7th 1736 Cpt. Jock Porteous of the Edinburgh City Guard was brutally lynched from a dyers pole by an Edinburgh Mob.
Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
On 6th August, 1729, the first voluntary hospital in Scotland was opened in a little house on this site, opposite the head of Robinson's Close. While still in that house in 1736, it became the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Drumsheugh Baths Club is the oldest private swimming club in Edinburgh. The club was established on this site in 1882.
5 Belford Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society was founded at this site 1809
George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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
In this house built by him Sir Henry Raeburn painted from 1798 to 1809
32 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Robert Garioch Sutherland Makar 1909-1981 bade here. These twa-three chuckie-stanes I lay on Scotland's cairn.
4 Nelson Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In this house Henry Brougham was born 19th September 1778
21 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sir William MacTaggart 1903 -1981 - Painter - lived here and his wife Fanny Aavatsmark Norwegian Patriot and Journalist.
4 Drummond Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Boyds Inn. At which D. Samuel Johnson arrived in Edinburgh 14th August 1773. On his memorable tour to the Hebrides. Occupied the larger part of the site of this building.
Boyds Entry, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In honour of Eric H. Liddell 1902-1945 Olympic 400 metres champion (1924) graduate of the University, teacher and missionary who lived here 1922-1924
Edinburgh University, George Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Workshop of Alexander Bain electric clock and telegraph inventor Born 1810 - Died 1877
Hannover Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Hugh Miller (1802 - 1856) geologist and naturalist, writer and folklorist Hugh Miller edited The Witness newspaper at 297 High Street from 15 January 1840 until his death on 24th December 1856 "Life is itself a school, and nature always a fresh study"
City Chambers, 253 High Street, EH1 1YJ, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Hugh Miller [full inscription unknown]
78-80 Portobello High Street, EH15 1AN, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In Memory of The Life and Work of Sir Nigel Gresley 1876-1941 Born in this City Chief Mechanical Engineer, 1923-1941 London & North Eastern Railway
Waverley Station, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fryderyk Chopin 1810 - 1849 Polish composer stayed here on the occasion of his concert in Edinburgh on the 4th of October 1848 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of this event this plaque was placed by the Polish community and their Scottish friends in 1948
Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In the dark days of 1941 when Polish universities were destroyed and Polish professors died in concentration camps the University of Edinburgh established the Polish School of Medicine. This memorial was set up by the students, lecturers and professors of the Polish School of Medicine in gratitude to the University of Edinburgh for the part it played in the preservation of Polish science and learning. Jako Wyraz Wdzieczności Uniwersytetu Edinburskeigo za utworzenie Polskiej placówki naukowej w Edynburgu płytę tę ofiarowali studenci wykładowcy i profesorowie Polskiego wydziału lekarskiego 1941 - 1949
Edinburgh Medical School (Old Medical School), Teviot Row, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Near this spot stood the Manse in which lived John Knox 1560 - 1566
Warriston's Close, High Street, EH1 1PG, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Bonnie Prince Charlie [full inscription unknown]
Bonnie Prince Charlie's House, 8-10 The Causeway, Duddingston, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sir James Young Simpson Lived in this house from 1845 to 1870, and in 1847 discovered the anaesthetic power of chloroform.
52 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
William Graham LLD educationist lived here 1856-1871. Pioneer of secondary education for girls. Principal founder of the Scottish Institution for the Education of Young Ladies 1834-1870.
1 Moray Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jean Thomson Harris wife of Paul Harris founder of Rotary was born here.
9 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This plaque was unveiled by the Rt. Hon. Norman Irons Lord Provost of Edinburgh on 31st October 1994 the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Craig 1744-1795. Planner of Edinburgh's first new town and the architect of this building.
Old Observatory House, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In 1847 in a pharmacy on this site Duncan Flockhart & Co made the chloroform used by Sir James Young Simpson in the historic experiments on the relief of pain. This plaque was erected on the occasion of the Third World Congress of the International Association for the Study of Pain held in Edinburgh 1981.
North Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Grassmarket Mission, undenominational, erected in memory of James Fairbairn founder and first superintendent of this mission. Died 3rd May 1894 "His works do follow him"
Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Formally the shop of James Gillespie of Spylaw. Tobacco and snuff manufacturer. Founder of James Gillespie's Hospital and schools. Died 8 April 1797.
231 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
John Kay 1742-1826 Barber and Miniaturist. Lived Here.
231 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In proud and grateful memory of George Chalmers 1773-1836 master plumber who lived and worked near this site. Founder of Chalmers Hospital.
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Anchor Tavern howff of "Crochallan Fencibles" : in close was Smellie's printing house where were printed Burn's works and Encyclopaedia Britannica 1st edition. Parents of Sir Walter Scott resided here until 1771.
Anchor Close, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
David Roberts RA, landscape painter, was born here on 24th October 1796
8 Gloucester Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
On 4 April 1508 in the Cowgate, Walter Chepman and Androw Myllar completed The Complaint of the Black Knight on Scotland's first printing press.
Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
George Davie (1912-2007), philosopher and author of The Democratic Intellect, introduced to each other High MacDiarmid (1892-1978), author of the Scots poem A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, and Sorley MacLean (1911-1996), author of the Gaelic poems Dain do Eimhir, in what was Rutherford's in 1934.
Drummond Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
John Watson's School 1828-1975. This building, originally John Watson's Institution, was designed by William Burn in 1825, opening in 1828 under the aegis of the Society of H.M.Writers to the Signet. Its original purpose was to house, maintain and educate destitute children. The institution became John Watson's School in 1934, enrolling fee-paying pupils whilst maintaining its original purpose and by 1957 the school offered continuous education to all pupils from 5-18 years. In 1975, despite its growing reputation, John Watson's School unexpectedly closed after the withdrawal of its grant. The building reopened as the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 1984.
75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom