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ALLAN RAMSAY
1686 -1758

This famous poet built a house at the top of the Royal Mile around 1740. Because the house had eight sides it was nicknamed 'Goose Pie House'.

Ramsay was a wigmaker to trade who wrote essays and poetry. His talents as a writer lead to fame and fortune.

A man of vision he created the very first borrowing library and made books and plays available to the poor residents of the Royal Mile.

 
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