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Mysterious~ In June 1836 five young boys, hunting for rabbits on the north-eastern slopes Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, found 17 miniature coffins hidden inside a cave. They were arranged under slates on three tiers, two tiers of eight and one solitary coffin on the top. Each coffin, only 95mm in length, contained a little wooden figure, expertly carved with painted black boots and custom made clothes.
1800's Playbill - Scottish Zoo and Variety Circus Scottish Zoo and Variety Circus. The Scottish Zoo and Variety Circus was located on New City Road, Glasgow. E. H. Bostock was 'its sole proprietor' and it opened for business in the late 1890s. Acts and pantomimes such as Rob Roy on Horseback impersonated by Leicester Alfred Cooke and Rabbit in a Bunch of New Absurdities were presented at the Zoo. Special Collections Reference: STA Fi 11/1a