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Oblique aerial view of Edinburgh centred on Holyrood Park, taken from the S.

SC 431759

Description Oblique aerial view of Edinburgh centred on Holyrood Park, taken from the S.

Date 21/1/1999

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 431759

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 32936 CN

Scope and Content Hunter's Bog, Holyrood Park, City of Edinburgh The present landscape of Holyrood Park owes much to the 19th century when it was drained and landscaped according to plans drawn up by Prince Albert. By this time cultivation and quarrying had ceased and recreation became more important. Hunter's Bog lies at the heart of the Park, and was originally a boggy wilderness, known for good sport, as its name suggests. Early in the 19th century, however, rifle ranges were set up here by the army and these were only dismantled in the 1960s. Originally firing took place along the floor of the valley, but after complaints from Newington residents the range was realigned upon Arthur's Seat. In low evening light, traces of the firing points may be seen on the hind slope of Salisbury Crags. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

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