Urban Detectives take up case of Granton’s ‘forgotten’ Garden

Historic Environment Scotland’s expert staff are continuing to work with Friends Group members as part of their Scotland’s Urban Past project. Granton’s wonky walled garden is still a mystery to most people we meet who haven’t heard of it, and can’t imagine it being in the middle of an industrial estate; but we hope to change this. The Last of Scotland’s Lost Gardens has been found! Latest views of the garden from above – Oct 2015

23rd Surveying the wall
Now where was that castle?

  • After a visit to the RCAHMS archives, 14 of our group members were given free training in field archaeology and cartography skills in October. This was great fun and inspired us to do more!

Next date for some Scotland’s Urban Past action will be the 8th of December, 2-5pm at North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, EH4 4TZ. Come along and join in, help the Friends Group reveal the hidden history of Granton’s Waterfront & this forgotten garden. We will be in the gallery off the café, with a couple of the expert staff from Historic Environment Scotland on hand to answer questions.

  • Short slideshow of event outside of the walled garden on the 23rd Oct from SUP’s staff, and a discussion of what we found on the day.
  • Beginning a National Record for Granton Castle Walled Garden
  • Documentary filmmaking training – storyboarding to help the Friends Group tell the story of the garden, and use some of our lovely historic maps and images gathered.
  • Ideas for working together in the future?

We shall have hot water and cups for teas and coffees provided by North Edinburgh Arts, but bring a tea bag or two and some snacks to keep you going through the afternoon. Free training day and open to all Friends Group members and supporters. Membership is free, and we will have forms to fill in at the event if anyone wants to join on the day. Online version coming soon!