"Someone mentions, above, that Muirhouse
Mansion was used by an Edinburgh photographer. I can assure you that from
the late-1970s to the early-1980s it was in fact used by Woolward Royds
Advertising. I worked there.
The Chairman of
was Bill Woolward. His office
was in the tower. He was a keen sailor and had his telescope up
there to watch the Forth and the yachts of his club The Royal Forth Yacht
Club. The agency moved to Muirhouse Mansion form Castle Terrace.
Hoisting the Flag
"My morning job, in all weathers, was to raise
the Woodward`s flag up the pole on the tower roof. We had many good
"We even had George Best down for a photo
shoot on the lawn at the front. It was for lawn mowers, and that was
the only time we were allowed to play football there. George wanted
a 'kick about', so I can say I played against George Best.
When I look back I now realise what a great
time I had there."
Stewart Dickson, Edinburgh:
September 18, 2015