Veterans Garden City Association
Scottish Veterans Garden City Association (Inc) was founded during the 1st
World War by a group of five professional people in Edinburgh who noted
the plight of wounded Veterans returning from the front who had little or
no prospects of suitable accommodation or employment ahead of them.
Houses in Scotland
this, a large network of volunteers grew up to raise funds and to acquire
land on which to build houses. The estate consist of 594 houses on 72
sites in 41 Districts covering Scotland from the English Border to the
line of the Great Glen. the largest District is Edinburgh, Leith and
Lothians which looks after 191 houses on 13 sites of which is the houses
at Earl Haig Gardens is one.
Haig Gardens are now B Listed and at present an extensive refurbishment to
the exterior is ongoing. In the area where the children are playing you
will notice in the right hand side as cherry tree which was planted by
King George and Queen Mary on the 23rd July 1923. This tree still stands
to this day.
Ann Hamilton, Bonnyrigg,
Midlothian, Scotland: August 4, 2006