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Edinburgh, Arthur's Seat, General Photographic copy of engraving showing view of Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat Copied from 'Views in Scotland'. Drawn by W Westall, A.R.A.; Engraved by J. Fife. Ins ...

SC 465055

Description Edinburgh, Arthur's Seat, General Photographic copy of engraving showing view of Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat Copied from 'Views in Scotland'. Drawn by W Westall, A.R.A.; Engraved by J. Fife. Insc. 'Salisbury Crags near Edinburgh'

Date 1829

Catalogue Number SC 465055

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of D 49655 P

Scope and Content Holyrood Park, Salisbury Crags and the summit of Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh The 19th century saw great changes in Holyrood Park as it changed from a place of industry into a popular recreational spot. Prince Albert drew up plans to landscape the Park, including much drainage and the construction of the Queen's Drive. The Radical Road had recently been built and the craggy outline seen here was well-loved by the people of Edinburgh who became concerned at the removal of rock by the quarries. After popular action the quarrying was stopped in 1831. Holyrood Park remains today one of the best-known and loved recreational spots of Edinburgh, though its grassy slopes preserve a rich archaeological and natural heritage that documents the lives of the past generations who have lived and worked there. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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