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  • I lived, for a few years, on the Dumbiedykes housing scheme in Edinburgh.

    Genius Loci: the Spirits of Place

  • The first address they tried was a tower block in Dumbiedykes, near Rebus's old police station.

    Fleshmarket Close

  • Dumbiedykes, St. Margaret's Loch, and the long wall of Salisbury's

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 2 Great Britain and Ireland, Part 2

  • Queen's Park, from Muschat's Cairn to Dumbiedykes, St. Margaret's Loch, and the long wall of Salisbury Crags; and thence, by knoll and rocky bulwark and precipitous slope, the eye rises to the top of Arthur's

    The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 1 (of 25)

  • Dumbiedykes, St. Margaret's Loch, and the long wall of

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • Reuben Butler! 'echoed the Laird of Dumbiedykes, pacing the apartment in high disdain, --' Reuben Butler, the dominie at Liberton -- and a dominie-depute too!

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • I never ask what brings the Laird of Dumbiedykes glowering here like a wull cat

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • After the war, the Robertson family moved from their home in Dumbiedykes, to The Inch and eventually, in 1962, to Annie's current home in Niddrie Farm Grove.


  • My own family have lived in the Old Town or the Dumbiedykes for a century and a half - well before tourism!


  • And as for whispered protestations and chaste kisses -- for really their love had a touch of romance about it you could hardly have expected, but which yet kept it pure, if not in some degree elevated above the loves of common people -- these were repeated so often about the quiet parts of Arthur's Seat and the King's Park, and the fields about the Dumbiedykes and Duddingstone Loch, that they were the very moral aliments on which they lived.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII


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