The Last Occupants of Lauriston Castle
The last residents of
Lauriston Castle were William Robert Reid who purchased Lauriston
Castle in 1902, his wife Margaret Johnstone Reid and her bachelor
brother, William Davidson Barton.
They agreed that whoever
outlived the others would leave the house in trust to the nation.
Mr Barton died in 1911, Mr Reid died in 1919. Mrs Reid died in
Margaret Reid was a
gifted amateur musician and an enthusiastic member of Edinburgh
Photographic Society, joining the society in 1895.
Ref. The booklet, 'Lauriston Castle: An Edinburgh villa' (City of
Edinburgh Museums & Galleries).