I did not realise when I took this photo,
but it seems that it may be what has been described by people who used to
play in Holyrood Park as
'The Slidey Stane'. The stone used to stand between the St
Leonard's entrance to Holyrood Park and Jeannie Deans' House.
It may have then been moved a little further to
the south to near the Fountain at the St Leonard's entrance to the park
where it now holds an information board.
The view above looks towards the stone from the
Here is a view of the same stone from the west: