Due to the close proximity of the buildings and the large number of them, there was a constant pall over the city which earned the town the nickname "Auld Reekie".
In an earlier post I showed a picture of the full length of The Tenement including the ground floor which will be the Cloth Merchant's Shop.* In my enthusiasm with the stonework, I got so carried away I inadvertently stoneworked the door to the Shop. I did say at the beginning of this blog that I would own up to any mistakes - well this is it! The Shop front is actually panelled wood. Luckily I noticed the error in time and was able to rectify the mistake so all is good. I have also removed the pieces in the window frame and will be putting in leaded glass when it arrives.
* Circa 1617-20 the Cloth Merchant's Shop was occupied by a Mr John Riddoch (taken from Gladstone's Land - The Story of an old Edinburgh House by Robert Hurd).