Posts tagged ‘edinburgh’

May 14, 2009

Half Hang’d

Discovered that my new place here in Edinburgh is a listed building and that I am living in a UNESCO World Heritage Site! From our front door, along Flodden Wall, steps lead down to the Grassmarket (read about Maggie Dickson here). Did I mention the view from my window? I’m looking out at a castle as I write this, it’s silhouetted by a pink sunset sky!

Lister co-op was started in the early 1970s by the then tenants’ association who petitioned to save the whole block from demolition by the University of Edinburgh who were planning to build a new dental school on the site. Lister was the name of an aneathetist who the original housing Trust was named after.