just spotted David Taylorís photo of the cottage near
Wells O' Wearie.
It was interesting to see
the area without the trees that now surround it.
My Photos 1 and 2 above
show all that remains of the cottage now.
According to old maps, the
cottage in the photo is the Surfacemanís Cottage which was constructed at
the same time as the Innocent Railway and presumably demolished when the
"The surfaceman was a
railway worker whose job was to inspect and make minor repairs to the bed
and boundary walls of the railway."
"If you have good eyes you
can just make out a wall running off to the left of the cottage at 90
degrees to the railway. This was the original boundary wall of Holyrood
Park before Duddingston Loch was added to the park around 1910.
John Crae, Leith, Edinburgh:
November 16+19, 2012