Old Pentland Cemetery
One of the most striking features as you approach the cemetery is the line of ancient yew trees running along the perimeter wall. The largest building at Old Pentland is the Gibsone Mausoleum designed in 1839 by the architect Thomas Hamilton; another of his buildings is the Royal High School. It commemorates Sir John Gibsone and his wife Henrietta and more recently Jack Gibsone, Laird of Pentland, who died December 1992.
The Gate House was constructed to provide shelter for the family of the recently deceased, who kept watch until the body was no longer of use to the anatomists. Within the Gate House are the Arnold Stones thought to be from the 12/13th Century, associated with the Knights Templar.
Old Pentland also has links with the Covenanting Movement and the Battle of Rullion Green.