Open Doors Day: Barclay Viewforth Church

Barclay Viewforth Church – 1 Wright’s Houses Open Sat 24/9 10am – 4pm Barclay Church was built in 1862-64 to the powerful Victorian Gothic design of Frederick Thomas Pilkington following an architectural competition. Heavily influenced by John Rus…

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History: WWII on Cramond Island

There are plenty of historical remains on Cramond Island: a medieval jetty, an old farmstead and WWII fortifications, including a gun emplacement and barracks. Sheep were kept here until the 1960s, and in the past there was oyster farming. The cau…

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Edinburgh’s Original Tram Depot

One of Edinburgh’s original tram depot buildings can still be seen on Henderson Row. The first cable hauled trams were introduced in Edinburgh in 1888, replacing horse-drawn trams, and these ‘new’ cable hauled trams had their depot and drive-mecha…

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