NT2573 : Site of Dunedin's first Gaelic chapel, Johnston Terrace

taken 7 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Site of Dunedin's first Gaelic chapel, Johnston Terrace
Site of Dunedin's first Gaelic chapel, Johnston Terrace
Edinburgh abounds with plaques of all sizes and descriptions, some of which are difficult to spot. The town has not opted for the kind of uniformity one finds in places like Vienna where historic buildings all bear the same municipal shield and flags. I prefer Edinburgh's way because it leads to completely random discoveries like the one above (the snag being that one must be missing a lot more of which one is unaware). The date of the plaque here points to the influx of Highlanders into the town after the second Jacobite rebellion.

"Great numbers resort from the Highlands to get employment in Edinburgh in the lower occupations of life. The chairmen, porters, soldiers of the city-guard, and many of the household-servants in Edinburgh, are from that country. Some of them neither understand nor express themselves intelligibly in English. For the benefit of these people, it was proposed about ten years ago, to found a chapel, where the presbyterian religion should be performed in the Earse language. This chapel was accordingly begun AD 1767, and compleated 1769."
-- Hugo Arnot, The History of Edinburgh
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Friday, 2 July, 2010   (more nearby)
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Monday, 5 July, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 253 734 [100m precision]
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