The fact that Calton was very much on the outside of the city is emphasised by the fact that Bishop Scott purchased several acres between Gallowgate and East Rose Street and Henrietta and Abercromby Street. There are still some remnants of this graveyard today. A large headstone is to be found in the vacant land […]
History The modern history of Calton predates Saint Mary’s Church by about 150 years. Originally the area now called Calton was known as Blackfauld and from 1705 it was developed as a place for weavers to live. A certain John Walkinshaw (1671-1731) who was a Jacobite sympathiser, owned the land and the development of the […]
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