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    Thomas Allan 1777-1833

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  • When
    24 November 10:30 - 13:30
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  • THis lecture tells the story Thomas Allan - Banker, Newspaper Magnate, Mineralogist and Developer of Lauriston Castle

    During the ownership of Thomas Allan (1823-1833) Lauriston Castle largely became the building we know and love today. Who was Thomas Allan?

    Dr Sandra Marwick, a former colleague in Edinburgh Museums and Galleries will share her research into the life of the man who in Sir Walter Scott’s words ‘displayed good taste in supporting instead of tearing down or destroying the old chateau’.

    All of our lecture mornings cost £9 and include a friendly lecture where you have the opportunity to meet our guest lecturer, have coffee and cakes and get a special tour.