Solicitor John Miller remembers working at Number 18, then the premises of distinguished Edinburgh law firm Simpson and Marwick WS, which had been founded in 1886. 

He recalls “I don’t have any good stories. I have one bad one. Shortly after Harry Denholm moved to Balfour & Manson I occupied his room on the first floor at the back of the principal room.

I was working at my desk when there suddenly appeared a break in the ceiling above me. Plaster started to fall on me following by the contents of the overflowing ladies’ loo upstairs. I was drenched. I never really recovered from this, you can imagine.

You might say that I was pissed on from a great height.”

Plaster started to fall on me following by the contents of the overflowing ladies’ loo upstairs