Jeannie Deans cottage was right on edge of Holyrood
Park, high up, overlooking the Queens Drive - at the end
of where St Leonards Bank used to be - between St
Leonards Station & Coal Depot and the park. I think the
buildings to the left of the cottage in your photo were
in St Leonards Bank.
ran past the cottage many times as a kid, as we marauded
about the park, and wouldn't be surprised to find it is
still there. I'd like to think it has been preserved.
I'll have a look some time
If you go down Park Road at the side of the Commonwealth
Pool and, immediately you enter the park, turn left
along the path right behind the old brewery walls, go up
the steps at the end. Jeannie Deans' cottage was
not very far along on your right.
There's been a lot of rebuilding around there, so it's
probably very different nowadays.
I've a funny feeling, from glancing in that direction,
that some of the old buildings are still there.