Old Photograph Drum Street Gilmerton Edinburgh Scotland

Old photograph of houses and cottages on Drum Street in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, Scotland. Gilmerton used to be a coal mining village. Below its centre is a series of shallow linked caves collectively called Gilmerton Cove. Traditionally they were attributed to the work of a local blacksmith, George Paterson,[citation needed] who supposedly completed excavations in 1724 and lived in the caves for several years. The Kinloch baronets lived in Gilmerton House to the south west of the village. Infamously Sir Archibald Gordon Kinloch, 7th Baronet, murdered his half-brother Sir Francis Kinloch in Gilmerton House, in 1795 in part to inherit his baronetcy.

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