Scotland Street in the New
Town of Edinburgh, made famous by the novel 44 Scotland Street and its
sequels by Alexander McCall Smith, published since 2005.
Needless to say, there is no number 44 in Scotland Street. The highest
number is 43.
Begun in 1823 as Caledonia Street. Chiefly four-storey tenements, their
main cornice at third-floor level. Austere droved ashlar fronts stepping
downhill with a similarly unadorned splay meeting Royal Circus at the NW
corner. Five-storey block to the NE, part of the final push to complete
the Northern New Town, by William Hogg, 1883. (From Edinburgh by John
Gifford, Colin McWilliam and David Walker (1991), Yale University Press.)
Scotland Street was first serialised in the Scottish daily newspaper
The Scotsman which has a very interesting article in which he
describes the task. You can hear him reading some chapters and being