Barnton and Cammo Edinburgh

Barnton Edinburgh

THE ROYAL BURGESS GOLFING SOCIETY (THE BURGHERS) 1735

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society near Cramond the Oldest Golf Club in the world. There were six golf clubs that played their golf at Bruntsfield Links of which The Burghers were one, they were the first to be instituted in 1735 the club house the Old Golf Tavern was used by all clubs. circa 1780 the society became known as the Edinburgh Burgess Golfing Society and by Royal Edict dated 30 September 1929 His Majesty King George V commanded that the name be changed to The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh. The Club moved to its present home at Barnton in 1895 designed by a Musselburgh Golfer Willie Park Jnr who won the open Championship in 1887 and 1889. His family were golfers, his father Willie Park Snr won the first Open in  1860 and also in 1863, 1866 and 1875 and his uncle  Mungo Park won in 1874

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society Entrance Sign

The Royal Burgess Golfing Society Instituted in 1735.

The Plaque shows golfers of the original Burghers at Bruntsfield Links where they first played for a silver putter.

The Burghers now The Royal Burgess is the oldest golf club in the world. The first Golf Club House being Ye Old Golf Tavern

Barnton Shops Edinburgh

Barnton Pharmacy

195

Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

EH4 6BU

Barnton Post Office

199

Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

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Royal Dynasty

Chinese Takeaway

197a Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

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Sainsbury Supermarket

197

Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

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Scotmid Barnton

Food Store

187

Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

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0131 339 3446

Raymond Edinburgh

Hairdressers

185

Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

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Bank of Scotland Barnton

564

Queensferry Road

Edinburgh

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Royal Burgess

Golf Club

181

Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

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0131 339 2075

123 Accountancy

Chartered Accountants

191 -1

Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

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Kip McGrath 

Education Centre

191 - 2

Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

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Curves Women Only  Gym

191 - 3

Whitehouse Road

Edinburgh

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Cammo Edinburgh

CAMMO HOUSE, GARDENS, AND NATURE RESERVE HISTORIC BUILDINGS  

Cammo House was built in the early part of the 1690s by a John Menzies a wealthy businessman and was later sold  

to Sir John Clerk in 1710. Sir John Clerk with an interest in landscaping set out the gardens of Cammo house over the  

next several years. The house is now a ruin and the lands are now open to the public. Things to look for are the ruin

of Cammo House, the said to be oldest and largest Ash tree in Edinburgh, the East Lodge, Cammo Tower,

The Cammo Stane and if very lucky the Ghosts of Cammo House.   

CAMMO HOUSE RUINS
CAMMO TREE PLANTED 1854
CAMMO STANDING STONE
Cammo Standing Stonel @ Cammo Estate Edinburgh
CAMMO HOUSE RUINS
CAMMO NATURE RESERVE

CAMMO STABLES

CAMMO CANAL

CAMMO WATER TOWER

Cammo water tower was built in the 1870’s and supplied Cammo house with water. The water was run by a pump by a windmill that was on top of the Tower which is no longer there.

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