NT2672 : Former James Clark School, St. Leonard's Crag

taken 8 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Former James Clark School, St. Leonard's Crag
Former James Clark School, St. Leonard's Crag
The school, perched high on a crag above the King's Park, gave the poor children of the surrounding slums of Dumbiedykes one of the finest views in the whole of Britain from their classroom windows. It must have been hard to bear when summer arrived.

NT2672 : Salisbury Crags from St. Leonard's Bank

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'Schuil in June' by Robert Bain

Schuil in June
There's no a clood in the sky,
The hill's clear as can be,
And the broon road's windin ower it,
But no for me!
It's June, wi a splurge o colour
In glen and on hill,
And it's me wad be lyin up yonder,
But then - there's the schuil.
There's a widd wi a burn rinnin through it,
Caller and cool,
Whaur the sun splashes licht on the bracken
And dapples the pool.
There's a sang in the soond o the watter,
Sang sighs in the air,
And the warld disnae maitter a docken
Tae yin that's up there.
A hop and a step frae the windae,
Just fower mile awaw,
And I could be lyin there thinkin
O naethin at aw.
Aye! - the schuil is a wunnerfu place,
Gin ye tak it aw roon,
And I've nae objection tae lessons,
Whiles - but in June?
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 October, 2009
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School (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 265 729 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.6375N 3:10.6537W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 267 728
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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