Terraced houses in Edinburgh

Peploe Plaque

Community Council News
Mike Stevens and Ron Smith outside 7 Devon Place, Dec 2020 (c) JYellowless JMcDonaugh

At its meeting on 15 December MCC decided to take forward the possibility of a plaque, suggested by the Donaldson Area Amenity Association, for 7 Devon Place, which was previously the site of a former schoolhouse that served as an early studio for post-impressionist painter Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935), the most successful of the four members of the influential group known as the Scottish Colourists.

Seen here are DAAA Chair Mike Stevens and Ron Smith, who lives at no 7, standing outside his home.

There will be further discussion at MCC’s next meeting on 12 January.

Image credit: (c) J Yellowlees & J McDonaugh

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