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Saltire Society

Door open days


Once a town house, the Saltire's property was occupied by the British Linen Company in 1792; later the head office of British Linen Bank, and the printers Oliver & Boyd. If carpets and floorboards were removed the original tram rails used to transport bullion from one room to the other would be visible. The iron front doors and the one leading to the kitchen are relics of this past use of the building. The vaulted ceiling acted as a security device if anyone tried to break through the roof, the whole structure would fall.

Key Information

Building Date: 16C-18C

Where to find us

  • 9 Fountain Close
  • 22 High Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH1 1TF