This postcard is of
Bonaly Road**, North Merchiston,
photographed in the early 1900s. The postcard was published
by Percy Stubbs who lived at 44 Ashley Terrace, the
street on the left at the western end of Bonaly Road.
I don't know the date
of this card, but expect it to have been published in the early
1900s. this card has not been sent through the post, but
another card by the same publisher (of the Union Canal) in my
collection was posted in 1905.
This view looks to the
west along Bonaly Road. The road leading off to the right, half
way along Bonaly Road, is Bonaly Place, a short road that led to
Merchiston Railway Station.
Bonaly Road and Bonaly
Place were created in the 1880s to give access to Merchiston
Railway Station. Both were named after Bonaly Farm in the
Spylaw Estate. Both the Spylaw Estate and parts of North
Merchiston were owned by the Merchant Company.
The remains of another old farm can be seen in the lower-left
corner of this photo.