The History of Leith

January 23, 2012

Canongate Churchyard

The Canongate Kirkyard (English: Churchyard) stands around Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland. The churchyard was used for burials from the late 1680s until the mid 20th century.

The most celebrated burials at the kirkyard are the economist Adam Smith and the poet Robert Fergusson, but many other notable people were interred in the cemetery, including Ebenezer Lennox Scroggie, the inspiration for Dickens’ character Ebenezer Scrooge, and possibly David Rizzio, the murdered private secretary of Mary, Queen of Scots. for more click here

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