"The Mechanic Arms was a Staging Post. It
was built around 1800.
Gardner's Arms was built or established in 1801, so the Mechanic Arms just
beat it to the post for the stagecoaches.
There is a Plaque above the Gardner's Arms.
It appears to include the date, 1881. Perhaps
someone out there knows what these letters 'TS' refer to.
Archie Young, Moredun, Edinburgh: April 8, 2008