Comiston

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Comiston House, Camus Avenue, Edinburgh

Comiston (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Chaluim) is a suburb of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It is south of Morningside and west of the Braid Hills, linking the suburbs of Oxgangs and Fairmilehead.

The main road through the area, Comiston Road, is a continuation of Morningside Road, and further south becomes Biggar Road. It is classified as the A702 which indeed runs eventually to Biggar. Confusingly, a part of Comiston Road has signage as Pentland Terrace, the name of a terrace of Victorian houses set back from, and above Comiston Road, with a roadway of its own immediately in front of the houses.

Comiston House was owned by the Forrest baronets. Its most notable occupant was Sir James Forrest, 1st Baronet, Lord Provost of Edinburgh 1837-1843. Its grounds now form Fairmilehead Public Park.

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Coordinates: 55°54′37.28″N 3°12′49.07″W / 55.9103556°N 3.2136306°W / 55.9103556; -3.2136306