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This amazing gilded bird of prey can be seen outside Gladstone Land, a National Trust of Scotland property on the Lawnmarket stretch of the High Street.
‘Gled’ is an old Scots word for a red-tailed kite, which can often be found nesting among ‘stanes’ or stones. Gladstone or Gledstane refers to this gilded bird and is a symbol of the building that was once the home of wealthy merchant and landlord Thomas Gledstanes.
The property consist of a number of restored rooms and a shop which give an idea of how people in 16th C Edinburgh lived.
To protect the furniture and interiors there is no heating in the building so it’s only open for visits during the Spring and Summer months.
P.S. The Jolly Judge is just down the next close if you fancy a refreshment.
Experience the new tram service for yourself. It’s not taking passenger yet so this is the next best thing.
Long, long ago, before mobile phones and people could just ring up and say “I’m on my way”, you had to actually arrange to meet and then turn up on time.
A world-renowned delicacy, it’s one of the finest blood puddings the world.
It’s also one of many traditional meat products and cuts that W.M. Christie Family Butcher of Bruntsfield Place are proud to stock.
Advocates Close, off the High Street in the Old Town, offers one of the most beautiful and unexpected views you can find in the city.
Long before social media, if you had goods or services to sell, what better way to advertise than painting on the wall outside your front door.