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Haymarket

Heart of Midlothian War Memorial, Haymarket
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Heart of Midlothian War Memorial, Haymarket

A district of W Central Edinburgh, Haymarket lies a half-mile (0.8 km) southwest of the western end of Princes Street. Here is a significant road junction between Morrison Street, West Maitland Street, Dalry Road and Haymarket Terrace. Haymarket also represents an important transport interchange between its station (opened in 1842), buses and the Edinburgh Tram Line, which opened in 2014. A striking 100 million scheme for the redevelopment of the former Caledonian Railway coal yards by architect Richard Murphy (b. 1955) was approved in 2011.

The War Memorial Clock at the centre of the road junction commemorates the players from Heart of Midlothian Football Club who died in the two World Wars. It was constructed in 1922 and was moved slightly in 1971-72 and again in 2010-13.

Haymarket Cinema (later the Scotia Cinema) opened in 1912, making it one of the earliest in Scotland. It closed in 1964, slightly peculiarly served as a garage until it was demolished in 2013 to make was for student accommodation.


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