Old houses at Echo Bank
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Young, Moredun,
Thank you to Archie Young for allowing me to reproduce this photo.
Archie wrote, in his recollections of Echo Bank, Newington:
"Here is a photo I had of Echo
Bank at Newington. The village started to diminish in
1860 which was a shame. It seems to have given way to the
money class so that they could build their grand houses of the
The Erskine Family
have no idea who took the photo but I believe that it came from
the family collection of a grand old lady, Mrs. Erskine, and that
it was taken by a family member. Mrs Erskine was born at
Echo Bank and who owned it.
The child in the doorway in this photo
was Mrs Erskine's grandmother, and the man with the cart was also
one of the Erskine family.
The Erskine family were
Move to Gilmerton
"When Echo Bank was more or less
raised to the ground,
the family moved up to Gilmerton,
where they had a piece of ground at Ravenscroft Place.
There, they were the second Carters in
the area, the others were the Innes family who built the terraced
houses on the the right-hand side of Drum Street heading towards