Newington Cemetery
Newington Cemetery
Newington Cemetery
Newington Cemetery
James Anderson

Featured for its sculptured medallion by John Stevenson Rhind

Dorothy Borrow

The only woman listed amongst the war dead in Newington Cemetery, having served in the women's armed forces in both WW1 and WW2

James Brown

Melodeon player and World War 1 soldier

Rev John Cairns

Theologian, philosopher and Principal of the United Presbyterian Divinity Hall, Edinburgh

Grave of Robert Denholm

Robert Denholm's gravestone reflects the changing style of headstones. The column has been deliberately broken off to signify a life cut short.

Dods Family

How illness devastated a Victorian family

James Finlayson

Founder of a major industry in Tampere, the second city of Finland

Ormond Haldane Garland

A 'fallen angel' restored on the grave of Ormond Haldane Garland

Eduard Gartier

Paediatrician, university teacher and exile

Walter Gowanlock

As part of Doors Open Day's food and drink theme in 2015 Walter Gowanlock was highlighted as the founder of a dynasty of Edinburgh butchers

William Groves

Famous as the first footballer to be transferred for £100

Grave of  Jean Thomson Harris

Wife of Rotary Club founder Paul Harris. Born in Comely Bank, Edinburgh. The grave is visited by Rotarians from across the world.

Grave of John Howison

John Howison manufactured shawls and tartans at his premises in Drummond Street; he is also described as a woollen and linen draper. He lived at Rosehall, opposite the cemetery.

Maurice Isaacs

President of the Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation (1891-1911) and Justice of the Peace

Cargill Gilston Knott

Mathematician, seismologist and pioneer professor in Japan

green and green

The First World War at sea

Arthur Lloyd

Music Hall performer, songwriter, composer, playwright and comedian


Gordon Holmes Alexander MacMillan of Knap, Chief of Clan MacMillan

John MacFarlane

An example of a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone, one of 75 in Newington Cemetery

Grave of Arnaud Massy

Frenchman Arnaud Massy was the first non-British player to win The Open, in 1907.

George Stewart McLennan

Pipe Major of the Gordon Highlanders, a leading piper and composer of ever-popular tunes.

William MacTaggart

William McTaggart is acclaimed as one of Scotland's finest painters, specialising in sea and skyscapes inspired by his childhood in Kintyre (Argyll), and subsequent frequent visits there.

Grave of James Muirhead

The first interment in Newington Cemetery on March 29th 1846 in plot G160 (G53 in the 1846 Lair Book).

green and green

A youthful casualty of World War I

Helen Tulloch Nasmyth

Notable for its inscription - the last verse of a song called 'The Rosary'

Frank Percy Restall M.Litt.

Typographer and Head of Printing at Heriot-Watt College 1934-1964

John Ridpath

Classics teacher at George Heriot's School

Lt Col Aitken Ross

Highlighted to mark the centenary in 2015 of the Gallipoli campaign which caused Ross's death

Grave of Rev John Ross

The Rev Dr John Ross, United Presbyterian China Missionary, is revered by millions of Koreans for the translation of the New Testament into Korean, and his grave is the most frequently visited one in Newington Cemetery.

Louis Rupesinghe

A Sri Lankan volunteer medic in World War I

Alice and Frederic Salomon

Alice and Frederic Salomon, brother and sister, died just three years apart. They are buried in the first two plots of the cemetery's Jewish section, although they were not the first burials.


Members of the 79th Edinburgh (Nicolson Street United Free Church) Scout troop, drowned while at camp

Rev. Joseph Van Someren Taylor

Missionary and friend of David Livingstone, known as the "Father of Gujarati grammar"