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I have discovered another link in the Crescent – between Mary Gertrude Fraser, the daughter of Rev Robert William Fraser who lived at no 1 from 1868 to 1873 and the Cownie family. On 24th July 1894 Mary became the … Continue reading

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Tom Devine

Yesterday evening I went to see Tom Devine at the Edinburgh Book Festival.  He was talking about his new book: To the Ends of the Earth, Scotland’s Global Diaspora, 1750-2010.  As usual he was a very entertaining speaker. His main … Continue reading

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