Author Archives: George Robinson

The Lady of West Port Garden

In the early 1900s, Norah Geddes was a leading light behind several garden areas created within the city of Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh’s Most Famous Dog

Greyfriars Bobby is a dog known to generations of Scotland’s residents and visitors alike. Here, in the first of a two-part feature, local historian, George Robinson, tells the story of the faithful friend who became so famous.

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Dr Robert Lee

Local historian, George Robinson, offers us a snapshot of the life of Robert Lee, a nineteenth century Edinburgh doctor and minister…

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Greyfriars Bobby Commemoration

Greyfriars Bobby Day will take place at 1.30 pm on Sunday 14 January 2018 at Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh. 

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The Water Rats

The story of Captain John Hope and the Water Rats, as told by local historian, George Robinson…

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Dropping The Time Ball

The journey from ship to shore was a steep one for mariners arriving in the Firth of Forth in the 1840s. To set their chronometers, they had to climb to the transit house, until Royal Astronomer, Charles Piazzi Smyth, suggested … Continue reading

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