This is Charlotte Square, Adam's lovely unified frontage for all the houses on the north side. The Thomsons live here, and coincidentally the National Trust for Scotland's Georgian House is also here - a couple of lovely hours examining the fixtures and fittings and chatting with the knowledgeable guides. Thanks!
These are the completed new feus where Murray's father was hit by falling rubble. Turned out nicely, though, didn't they?
In Service of the Heir a character falls into some council excavations in the Meadows - and look! they're at it again!
Blair lives in George's Square (now George Square) just beside the Meadows. Now, George Square is one of the principal reasons, I believe, for the foundation of the Cockburn Society which has preserved vast swathes of Edinburgh's historical architecture. This is because the University got its mitts on George Square in the 1960s, and here's the result: