James Finlayson industrialist and philanthropist. Born Penicuik 1772 died 1852 in the part of this property that was then number eight Nicolson Square. Around his great textile manufacturing enterprise in Finland grew that country's second city of Tampere. His spiritual qualities and his love of mankind have seen to his name being one deeply respected in Finland's industrial and national history.
Plaque Colour: Bronze
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Location: Nicolson Square
Unitary Authority: City of Edinburgh Council
Unitary Authority Ward (UTW): Southside/Newington
Scottish Parliament Constituency: Edinburgh Central