About the Author
Stewart Conn was Edinburgh’s Makar from 2002 to 2005. His publications include An Ear to the Ground (Poetry Book Society Choice), The Breakfast Room (2011 Scottish Poetry Book of the Year) and a new and selected volume The Touch of Time (Bloodaxe Books).
John Knight‘s career began with the Cumbernauld Development Corporation. He was senior architect in the Ancient Monument Branch of the DoE/PSA, subsequently Historic Scotland, now HES. He retired in 2002, and was appointed OBE. His abiding devotion to the New Town of Edinburgh led him to active participation in its conservation from 1970 and to his recording of it at the turn of the 21st century. His drawing skills were honed through observation of the many buildings he worked on over 25 years.