Tanfield Works, 1938

Tanfield Works, 1938

At a time when the future of the Standard Life Tanfield buildings is again under discussion, it is interesting to be reminded of Tanfield’s heyday as the premises of one of Edinburgh’s great printing firms. The picture below (original in colour) is from an...
Tanfield Works, 1938

Warriston Cemetery

Warriston Cemetery lies just outside the Inverleith Society area, but many Inverleith residents are saddened by the appalling neglect and dilapidation in what was once one of the most cherished of Edinburgh’s Victorian cemeteries and a popular local walking place. The...
Tanfield Works, 1938

The Highs and Lows of Inverleith in 1845

The following extracts are from a little guide by John Willox entitled The Edinburgh Tourist and Itinerary … consisting of a Series of Walks in the City, published by W. H. Lizars. It is undated but clues in the text suggest it was published in 1845. by Andrew Fraser...
Tanfield Works, 1938

Diary of Mary Ann Gibb, 1847

This little booklet, published in 2004, gives the text of a diary kept by Mary Anne Gibb, age 32, from London, during a visit to Scotland between 5 May and 8 July 1847, made primarily to attend a family wedding (her sister’s?). by Andrew Fraser (reprinted from The...
World Exchange at St Colms

World Exchange at St Colms

St Colm’s International House, at 23 Inverleith Terrace, was built in 1908 for the training of women missionaries and in its heyday was a centre for innovation and international community. by Bobby Anderson (reprinted from The Inverleith News, Autumn 2003) St...