Spotlight on Morningside
Morningside is a district in the south west of Edinburgh, Scotland, which centres on Morningside Road, an ancient route from the city to the south west of Scotland and Carlisle. It lies south of Bruntsfield, Burghmuirhead (including Holy Corner, Church Hill, and Greenhill); south-west of Marchmont, and south-east of Merchiston and to the north of Comiston and the Braid Hills.
Morningside landmarks include the Morningside Clock, originally in the middle of the roadway as the clock for Morningside Station (part of the suburban railway line) the elaborately decorated Canny Man’s pub (formerly The Volunteer’s Arms) on the corner of Canaan Lane and the Bore Stane, an ancient monument, adjacent to the former Parish Church in which the Royal Standard of James IV was pitched for the muster of the Scottish Army on the Burgh Muir before the battle of Flodden 1513. The Eric Liddell Centre, named after the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist athlete, Eric Liddell, is in the former North Morningside Parish Church at Holy Corner.