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Craigleith Quarry Stone

(The Quarry) '...is the rocky womb from which the best of Edinburgh sprang. From its huge cavity emerged some of the choicest buildings in Europe...'

'...the great majority of the new town built between 1770 and 1830 was built from Craigleith stone.'

'...Craigleith is by far the best of the Scottish building stones. Perth and Dundee have sandstones too, but they are nothing like as durable. And the sandstones used to build Glasgow never matched the quality of Craigleith. It's quite remarkable material. In fact Craigleith is... the source of its best, most beautiful and most characteristic building stone.'