Ainslie Place Edinburgh
Francis Cadell Scottish Colourist from Edinburgh. Francis C B Cadell RSA was born at no 22 Ainslie Place Edinburgh and later lived at No. 6 where he also had his studio. Francis Cadell was a well-known Scottish artist, however was never deemed to be great and he died penniless. After his death in 1937, a painting was sold at auction in 2009 for a 6 figure amount.
William Edmondstone Ayton lived at 16 Ainslie Place who was a humorist and Professor of rhetoric at the University of Edinburgh. He wrote his famous poem “Bothwell” close by at No.16 Great Stuart Street Edinburgh.