United Kingdom / Edinburgh

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Near this spot stood the Manse in which lived John Knox 1560 - 1566

Warriston's Close, High Street, EH1 1PG, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Near this spot from 1675 to 1763 was the Edinburgh Physic Garden, originally founded at Holyrood in 1670 by Sir Robert Sibbald and Sir Andrew Balfour, Two of the founders of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The garden, under the control of James Sutherland the first Regius Professor of Botany in the university, was the direct predecessor of the present Royal Botanic Garden. This plaque was erected in 1978 by The Royal Collage of Physicians of Edinburgh, the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Botanic Garden.

Edinburgh Waverley railway station, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

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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

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Lord Lister 1870 - 1877

9 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

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1697 The Edinburgh surgeons moved from their former meeting place in Dickson's Close to this building. Here they conducted their business until they moved to the present Royal College of Surgeons in Nicholson Street in 1832.

, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

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Pet Marjorie 1703-1811 Marjory Fleming wandered here "in rural filicity, festivity and pleasure" and praised it in her journal as "a delightful place, Braehead by name, where there is ducks hens bubblyjocks 2 dogs 2 cats swine and which is delightful"

Brae Park, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

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In the White Hart Inn Robert Burns stayed during his last visit to Edinburgh 1791

The White Hart Inn, 34 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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John McGrath 1935 - 2002 writer lived here 1981 - 2002

Great King St, New Town, EH3, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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L. Ingleby Wood 1873 to 1906 architect and author of Scottish Pewter and Pewterers had his final home here

Great King St, New Town, EH3, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Marie Stopes

3 Abercromby Place, EH3 6LB, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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The home of Robert Louis Stevenson 1857-1880

17 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Women of Achievement. The Stevenson Sisters. Social Reformers.

13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Lynda Myles

Filmhouse Cinema, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Scottish Suffragette Societies

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Mary Crudelius

Potterow Building, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Sophia Jex-Blake

The Edinburgh Hospital for Women and Children, 90-94 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Scottish Central Library. This building was erected in 1699 by Thomas Fisher, First Chamberlain of Edinburgh, and after restoration and internal reconstitution by the Carnegie United Kingdom trust, was opened as the Scottish Central Library by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh, on 5th November 1953.

National Library of Scotland, 312-320 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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In this house "Christopher North" lived 1826 - 1854.

10 Gloucester Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Site of the Last Public Execultion in Edinburgh The site of the gallows is marked by the three brass plates set at the edge of the pavement in front of this notice. George Bryce, the Ratho Murderer, was executed here on 21st June 1864, the last public execution in Edinburgh.

Lothian Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Wardrop's Court Dragons The pair of dragons facing the Lawnmarket were carved by J S Gibson in the 1890s. The pair at the rear were carved in 1911 by Arthur Geddes when he was 16 under the supervision of Alec Miller, a craftsman closely associated with the Arts and Crafts movement. Arthur was the son of Patrick Geddes, the influential Biologist and Town Planner who dedicated much of this life to the regeneration of the Old Town. The dragons were restored in 2012 by the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh World Heritage, with support from the Brownlee Old Town Trust and the Geddes family.

Wardrop's Court, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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The Scottish Parliament met here 1999 - 2004

Church of Scotland General Assembly Hall, Castle Hill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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The above stone marks the approximate site of the burial in St Giles graveyard of John Knox the Scottish divine who died 24 Nov 1572

St Giles, High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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George Heriot's School. Founded as a hospital school in 1628 in imitation of Christ's Hospital in London and in compliance with the will of George Heriot (1563 - 1624), a goldsmith and jeweller at the court of King James the sixth and first. From 1886 a day school for boys, and since 1979 for both boys and girls.

George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Greyfriar's "Bobby" was fed here from 1858 to 1872

1 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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 (1911-1996), author of the Gaelic poems Dain do Eimhir, in what was Rutherford's in 1934.

Drummond Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Robert Chambers 1802 - 1871 Publisher, historian and author of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation. Lived here 1846 - 1861

1 Doune Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

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The Cameo Cinema. Opened as the King's Cinema 8 January 1914 and still entertaining the people of Edinburgh

Home Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

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Robert Donat and Kenneth More appeared in The 39 Steps filmed here

North Queensferry, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh Film Guild (Established 1929) founders of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Filmhouse

88 Lothian Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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The Poole family presented films at the Synod Hall from 1896 to 1965

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Sorley MacLean 1911-1996 Tha a' bhàrdachd aige cho iongantach 's gum mair i gu bràth anns an litreachas againn His poetry will last forever in our literature

26 Viewforth, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Donnchadh Bàn Mac An t-Saoir Bard na Gaidhealtachd Bard dhun Eideann 1724 - 1812 Donnachadh Bàn MacIntyre Gaelic poet lived here

Roxburgh's Close, 341 High Street, EH1 1PW, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Ned Barnie 1896 - 1983 channel swimmer lived here.

7 Straiton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Mary of Lorraine, Queen of James V, mother of Mary Queen of Scots and Regent of Scotland from 1554-1560 died here 11th June 1560. "A lady of honourable conditions, of singular judgment, full of humanity, a great lover of justice, helpful to the poor"

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Professor John Barlow 1815-1856

1 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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In this house lived John Napier of Merchiston inventor of logarithms born 1550 died 1617

Merchiston Tower, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hart street studios
Site of Hart Street Studios, 1974-1999 Formerly Pan Audio owned by The Corries famous for writing Scotland's National Anthem "The Flower of Scotland"

Thomson House 4A Forth Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Bill Douglas (1934-1991) director whose poetic vision lives on in his films. Born in Newcraighall

Whitehill Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Alastair Sim 1900-1976 actor and director was born near here

88 Lothian Rd, EH3 9BZ, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Bonnie Prince Charlie

Bonnie Prince Charlie's House, 8-10 The Causeway, Duddingston, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

Polish school of medicine plaque, edinburgh medical school
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

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William McGonagall poet and tragedian died here 29th September 1902

5 South College Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Helen Hopekirk 1856 - 1945. Composer Pianist Teacher. Lived here 1856 - 1868.

148 High Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, United Kingdom