The History of Leith

November 18, 2004

Edinburgh Castle Visitors to be taken back to 1781

The Graffiti

Graffiti carved into prison doors reveal the names and sentiments of many of the men there. Some of them etched crude drawings of their vessels. Three of the original wooden prison doors will be on display within the exhibition.

One drawing shows a ship flying what appears to be the stars and stripes: one of the earliest known depictions of the American flag. Another shows a gallows and noose, with the inscription Lord Nord (North).

for more go to the link on the rhs (Historic Scotland)

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