Auld Reekie Prints
Auld Reekie Prints limited edition each print is signed and numbered by the artist Alan Reed. Edinburgh wall art including Auld Reekie and other prints of Scotland available here..
The sun is about to set, traffic is piling up on Princess Street, Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle is silhouetted against the fading light. The term Auld Reekie comes from the Scottish “Old Smoky”. Buy wall art, Art Prints and Canvas Prints of Auld reeky in Edinburgh. Princes Street, and the Old Town Edinburgh available to purchase alongside other Edinburgh Art Prints at www.alanreed.com
Visit Alan Reed Art gallery in Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne. Visit us to view our huge collection of Scottish Paintings and Prints. Original Art and limited edition Prints of Edinburgh and Scotland.
Available in larger sizes please contact or telephone +44 (0) 1661 871800
The Auld Reekie self-guided trail is worth a visit, it takes you back in time to the 1770s, a period when Edinburgh was changing dramatically with the planning and building of the New Town.
The recommended trail brings together places that still give a flavour of life over 200 years ago, with the poetry of Robert Fergusson who captured everyday life in his writing. The trail explains some of the hidden corners of the city, such as the smart apartments of James Court, and Thistle Court believed to be the first houses built in the New Town
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A trail of two towns
At the end of the 1700s the old city of Edinburgh was changing dramatically.
In 1767 a plan by architect James Craig won the competition to create a New Town and transform the city’s fortunes. The New Town would bring prosperity and grandeur to the city – for those who could afford it. In the process Auld Reekie’s way of life changed forever.