about tenement town

I’m Diarmid Mogg. I’m interested in the stories of ordinary people who lived their lives in the places where we live today, and I spend a lot of time writing about them, mostly using stories I find in old newspapers.

The newspaper archives contain a lot of interesting scraps of information about the people who were here before us, and about the places they lived, and I often search the old papers for mention of the addresses of tenements that have caught my eye to see what stories I can find.

Tenement Town takes a look behind the doors I pass every day, and offers glimpses of the lives that were lived over the centuries in the places Edinburgh’s citizens still call home.

My other website

Small Town Noir

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Get in touch

If you’d like me to research a particular tenement, you can contact me on Twitter at the link below, or send me a message using the contact form on the link on the main page. I can’t promise I’ll come up with anything remarkable, but you never know.