East Prince’s Street Gardens. Watercolour with some ink highlights on a watercolour Moleskine.

Prince’s Street Gardens is divided into two sections by a steep hill, known as the “Mound” which allows access up to the Royal Mile from Prince’s Street. This, East section, is the smaller of the two and stops opposite Waverley Station. The Scott Monument stands in this part. The West Gardens lie below Edinburgh Castle and cover an old “loch” (the Nor’ Loch) which used to guard the foot of the castle a few hundred years ago.