Early descriptions of Edinburgh


Early Descriptions of Edinburgh

Calton Hill


Several of the 19th century monuments can still be found on Calton Hill.

But there were also other less permanent buildings in the mid-nineteenth century.  What is known of these?

The early Edinburgh photographer, James Ross, gave his address as Calton Hill.  Did he use one of the temporary structures?

There were exhibitions of statues and other entertainments on the hill.  Below is an advertisement from an 1854 newspaper


The Annual General Meeting of the Proprietors of the Pleasure Grounds on the Calton Hill is to be held in the Waterloo Rooms, on WEDNESDAY the 25th of January at One o' Clock

W Scott Elliot:  Treasurer

[The North British Advertiser:  14 January 1854]


Early descriptions of Edinburgh




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