The History of Leith

October 18, 2011

The Kings Wark in c1883

” In what part of the building Bernard Lindsay commenced tavern-keeping we are unable to say,” observes Campbell, in his ” History of Leith,” ” but are more than half disposed to believe it was that
old house which projects into Bernard Street, and is situated nearly opposite the British Linen Company’s Bank.” ” The house alluded to,” adds Robertson on this, ” has a carved stone in front, representing a rainbow rising from the clouds, with a date 165-, the last figure being obliterated, and can have no reference to Bernard Lindsay.”

Source-Old and New Edinburgh

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