Gorgie Edinburgh

 Gorgie is a suburb of Edinburgh just 2 miles to the west of Haymarket Edinburgh. Circa 1850 was still outside Edinburgh City limits.

Gorgie City Farm

Gorgie City Farm opened to the public in 1982 and is open 7 days a week with free entry. The farm animals consist of chickens, ducks, turkeys, goats, pigs and sheep. There is also a cow and a pony. There are pet lodge animals of which rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, tortoise and one snake. Come to the only city farm in Edinburgh. Great for children.

Gorgie City Farm Edinburgh

Heart of Midlothian Football Club

The Heart of Midlothian football club was founded in 1874 and played their football in the East Meadows. The East Meadows hosted the first Edinburgh Derby with Hibernian on Christmas day 1875. Main stand opened in 1914 and is still present today. There is a museum that give the history of the Heart of Midlothian football Club and its players from inception.

 Heart of Midlothian Football Stadium    

The Magdalene Asylum | Springwell House

The Magdalene Asylum for fallen women was a refuge to help the women of Edinburgh, single mothers, released women prisoners and prostitutes. To educate and help them with social skills. As there were over 200 brothels in Edinburgh the problem was vast. The Asylum was first based in the Canongate in 1797 and moved by the Dr William Tait in 1842 to the edge of the City of Edinburgh near Tynecastle Toll.  

Magdalen Asylum Gorgie Edinburgh

North British Distillery

The North British Distillery was established in 1885 by Andrew Usher, William Sanderson and John Crabbie in competition with the Caledonian Distillery based at Haymarket Edinburgh.Whisky started to be produced in 1887 and within the first full year of production became the most popular distillery in Britain. In 1988 the North British distillery was the only grain distillery left in Edinburgh after the Caledonian Distillery closed.

North British Distillery Edinburgh  

 

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