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In honour of Benjamin Rush 1746 - 1813. Signatory, American Declaration of Independence, medical graduate of the University.

George Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Pet Marjorie 1803-1811 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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William McGonagall poet and tragedian died here 29th September 1902

5 South College Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Near this spot stood Cardinal Beaton's House.

Panmure St Ann's School, Cowgate, 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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Lynda Myles

Filmhouse Cinema, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

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In a house on this site David Hume lived 1771 - 1776

21 South St David Street, EH2 2BW, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

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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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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

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Hugh Miller 1802-1858 geologist, writer & naturalist lived here 1854-1856

78-80 Portobello High Street, EH15 1AN, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Elsie Inglis surgeon

219 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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To record the use of these premises as a rest room for the sick and wounded during the Great War, and the thanks of the Scottish Branch British Red Cross Society to the generous donors. April, 1919.

Edinburgh Waverley railway station, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Near this spot John Scott Russell discovered the Solitary Wave in August 1834

Scott Russell Aqueduct, 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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Robert Donat and Kenneth More appeared in The 39 Steps filmed here

North Queensferry, 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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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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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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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

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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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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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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

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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

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Alexander Graham Bell inventor of the telephone born here 3rd March 1847

14 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

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

1 Forrest Road, 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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Sophia Jex-Blake

The Edinburgh Hospital for Women and Children, 90-94 Whitehouse Loan, 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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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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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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In this house "Christopher North" lived 1826 - 1854.

10 Gloucester Place, 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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3 Bridge Street the birthplace of Sir Harry Lauder 4 August 1870 - 26 Feb 1950

3 Bridge Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Thank God for James Young Simpson's discovery of chloroform anaesthesia in 1847.

Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Kenneth Grahame author of The Wind In The Willows was born here 8th March 1859

Castle Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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John Gibson Lockhart son-in-law and biographer of Sir Walter Scott lived here 1821 - 1825

25 Northumberland Street, EH3 6LR, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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General John Reid

Reid Museum of Musical Instruments, Bristo Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Dr. john brown tablet, rutland street, edinburgh
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

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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

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In this house built by him Sir Henry Raeburn painted from 1798 to 1809

32 York Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Scottish Suffragette Societies

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society was founded at this site 1809

George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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

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Arthur Conan Doyle creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born at No.11 Picardy Place, formerly opposite here, on 22nd May 1859.

Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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