Miller, Marbles and MacRae: Walking Tour of Craigentinny and Restalrig
Venue: Meet at 6pm at Piershill Square West bus stop adjacent to Portobello Road
(Nos. 4, 5, 26 or 45 Bus Route)
On this walk, Steven Robb, Deputy Head of Historic Buildings at Historic Environment Scotland, explores the early history of two of Edinburgh’s north-eastern suburbs, represented by Restalrig Parish Church, Craigentinny House and the Miller family. Along the way he looks at the considerable interventions made by the City Council in the area in the 1930s, including schools, the Craigentinny housing estate, and the use of Craigentinny House as, arguably, Scotland’s first community centre.
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