The Floral Clock

The Floral Clock

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.

PRINCES STREET GARDENS MAP

PRINCES STREET GARDENS

FAMOUS SCOTS

GOOSEPIE HOUSE

RAMSAY GARDEN

 
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