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Raimes Clark & Co Head Office - Smiths Place House

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10:30 - 16:30)


This fine Palladian style Georgian Villa retains many original features including its exemplary entrance hall, cantilevered oval staircase, period fireplaces and Leith's oldest walled garden. Raimes Clark & Co Ltd, who trade as Lindsay & Gilmour Pharmacies, recently celebrated their 200th anniversary and there will be a display of historical artefacts, photographs and papers including, what is probably, the oldest patent medicine in the world and the UK's most complete collection of old prescription ledgers.




Key Information

Building Date: 19th century

Activities: Tours, period costumes, leaflets/notes, displays of historical pharmaceutical artefacts, photographs and documents, architectural models, stewards/volunteers, presentations.


Year Of Young People: Displays of 19th C advertisements for tonics, special diets and medicines for 'sickly' children.

Where to find us

  • 19 Smith's Place
  • Leith
  • Edinburgh
  • EH6 8NU