could be Craigside House, which was used as the Deaf and Dumb
Asylum. The background view of the Kings Park and the
Radical Road seem to tie in with where Craigside House was on the
old maps on St Leonards Road which became Dumbiedykes Road.
a couple of websites suggesting that Sir Walter Scott gave the
Deaf and Dumb house the name 'Laird of the Dumbiedykes'.
Some of the dates don't quite stack up, but that could be the
fault of the websites.
Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:
April 27, 2006