Terraced houses in Edinburgh

A8 Middle Way - turnpike milestone recognised

Community Council News
Turnpike milestone plaque West Coates/Roseburn Terrace, 8 August 2021, (c) J Riddell
Position of milestone plaque West Coates/Roseburn Terrace, 8 August 2021, (c) J Riddell

The late 18th century milestone between West Coates and Roseburn Terrace now has an interpretive plaque. It reads:

"Milestone by Corstorphine District Turnpike Trust on the 'Middle Way' via Bathgate completed in 1798, the fastest of the three routes between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Apparently the inscriptions were re-cut c. 1840. This is also the ancient route to Linlithgow, after 1751 the 'Northern Route' turnpike to Glasgow."

The plaque was organised by the Community Council.

Photo credits: (c) J Riddell