The Plantations was an area of
trees, just visible at the end of the road, between 'The Brickies' and
'The Big Green' on this photo. Jean Rae, who provided the photograph
above, used to live in 'The Balconies' at no 34 Dumbiedykes Road.
Jean Rae remembers running
down Dumbiedykes Lane (the road that leads straight ahead in this picture
- the road
then turns left and goes to Holyrood Square - then dreeping over the
wall into the plantations.
Dreep = drip.
i.e. Hold on to the top of the wall, lower yourself down then let go.
The Plantations can be seen
more clearly on this picture: