The photograph above, was taken by John McKean, probably around
the 1890s. It shows the road to Edinburgh as it approaches Lasswade.
Lasswade is about seven miles to the south-east of Edinburgh. Its
centre is in the valley at the bottom of the hill, after the road has
curved round to the right.
Today  the scene can still be recognised:
- The large building is still on the hill at the top right, above
- The wall on the right still looks the same, but the road is now
- Most or all of the buildings on the left have vanished.
- The low buildings in the centre of the picture have vanished.
The house almost straight ahead with its lean-to shed, in the centre of
the road at the junction, is still standing. The premises of
Midlothian Camera Club are a few yards around the corner to the left at