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Dr Elsie Inglis 1864-1917

219 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

To the rear of this site lies a remaining section of the Flodden wall. Built to protect Edinburgh some time after the Battle of Flodden (1513). Remains to conserve the wall were carried out jointly by the University and the District Council of Edinburgh in 1988.

Pleasance, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Sean Connery born Fountainbridge (25th August 1930) Oscar winning actor. International film star

Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

J. K. 1572

car park, ex-burial ground of High Kirk of St. Giles, 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

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

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

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

On this site stood the tenement known as Golfer's Land. It was built in the 17th century by Bailie John Paterson the golfer with, it is said, his share of the stakes from a golf match when he partnered the Duke of York (afterwards James VII) against two English noblemen. The bronze coat of arms is a copy of a stone carving which was built into Golfer's land. Another panel with Latin inscription by Dr Pitcairne, which may be seen in the courtyard to the rear, links the Paterson family with the Building and the name of golf.

Cannongate, 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

In honour of Elsie Maud Inglis 1864-1917 founder, Scottish Women's Suffrage Federation and Scottish Women's Hospitals, graduate of the university

Surgeons' Square, 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

Christian Isobel Johnstone 1781-1857

2 Walker Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Robert Stevenson 1772-1850 lighthouse engineer and grandfather of ‘Treasure Island’ author Robert Louis Stevenson

1-3 Baxter’s Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mary Burton 1778-1818

The Manse, 1 Greyfriars, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Phyllis Mary Bone 1894-1972

Belford Mews, Dean Village, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Charles Glover Barkla 1877-1944

Hermitage of Braid Nature Reserve, Braid Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton 1874-1922

14 South Learmonth Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Mary Somerville 1780-1872

53 Northumberland St, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The University of Edinburgh in honour of Baroness Jennie Lee 1904-1988 An early woman MP, First Minister for the Arts, Founder of the Open University, Graduate of the University

9 Buccleuch Place, 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

Sir Robert Philip pioneer in the crusade against tuberculosis lived in this house from 1898 until 1938

45 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

George Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

William McGonagall poet and tragedian died here 29th September 1902

5 South College Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Near this spot stood Cardinal Beaton's House.

Panmure St Ann's School, Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

Whitehill Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Lynda Myles

Filmhouse Cinema, 88 Lothian Road, 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

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

21 South St David Street, EH2 2BW, 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 the White Hart Inn Robert Burns stayed during his last visit to Edinburgh 1791

The White Hart Inn, 34 Grassmarket, 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

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

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

Elsie Inglis surgeon

219 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

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

Scott Russell Aqueduct, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

North Queensferry, 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

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

Home Street, 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

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

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

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

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

14 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

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

1 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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

Sophia Jex-Blake

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