Edinburgh Castle

Looking over the rooftops

towards the castle and esplanade

from a top floor window in Ramsay Lane


Edinburgh Castle, Esplanade and Rooftop - 1950s

Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jim Cairns, Dunfermline     Photographer David Cairns


View from Top Floor, Ramsay Lane

Thank you to Jim Cairns for sending me the photograph above. 

Jim lived in a top flat at the top of Ramsay Lane between 1949 and 1960.

Jim wrote:


"This photo was taken by my late Dad, David Cairns, from our home in Ramsay Lane, looking over the Reservoir to the Castle Esplanade.

We could see a bit of the Tattoo from there, but we had a better view from our roof!.  We would have friends round to watch it, clinging to the apex of the roof  -  no 'Health and Safety' in those days!"

Jim Cairns, Dunfermline, Fife;  October 14 + 16, 2008

More Photos

Here are more photos taken nearby, by David Cairns, on the occasion of the visit of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to Edinburgh following their Coronation in 1953:

Parade up Castlehill towards Edinburgh Castle Esplanade - around 1953     Parade down Castlehill from Edinburgh Castle Esplanade - around 1953

Jim later wrote, sending me this photograph of his sisters and friends, taken at the foot of the stairs to his house at 1 Ramsay Lane.

Group of Children at the foot of the Stair, 1 Ramsay Lane


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