Lauriston Castle

Between Silverknowes and Cramond, Edinburgh

Overlooking the Firth of Forth,

Butler's Pantry

Lauriston Castle - Butler's Pantry - October 2011

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  with acknowledgement to City of Edinburgh Museum s & Galleries                Photo taken: October 18, 2011


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     Lauriston Castle - Butler's Pantry - October 2011


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Mrs Reid's Bedroom

The photo at the top of this page is of Mrs Reid's bedroom, the principal bedroom in the house.  Please click on the thumbnail image below to see another photo of the same bedroom.

    Lauriston Castle - Mrs Reid's Bedroom - October 2011

The Last Occupants of Lauriston Castle

The last residents of Lauriston Castle were William Robert Reid who purchased Lauriston Castle in 1902, his wife Margaret Johnstone Reid and her bachelor brother, William Davidson Barton.

They agreed that whoever outlived the others would leave the house in trust to the nation.  Mr Barton died in 1911, Mr Reid died in 1919.  Mrs Reid died in 1926

Margaret Reid was a gifted amateur musician and an enthusiastic member of Edinburgh Photographic Society, joining the society in 1895.

Ref.  The booklet, 'Lauriston Castle: An Edinburgh villa'  (City of Edinburgh Museums & Galleries).


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More Photos

The photo at the top of this page is one of several that I took when I visited Lauriston Castle on October 18, 2011.

Please click on this link to see other photos taken on the same occasion:

Other Photos

    Lauriston Castle - Entrace Hall and Staircase - October 2011


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