Notable Resident, George Dunbar
George Dunbar (1755 - 6 December 1851)
Of humble origins, his grandfather and subsequently his father lived in one of the cottage on the Kiln Knowe, south of Bridge Street.
In childhood, George had a fall from a tree that left him unsuited for heavy manual work and he secured a post as a gardener. His employers, recognising the lad's intelligence provided for his education.
He repaid them fully by rising to become Professor of Greek at the University of Edinburgh.