"when she was out walking at Puddocky"

Puddocky (sometimes Puddockie) is a section of the Water of Leith (the main river that flows through Edinburgh) at Canonmills.

Being an area noted for its frogs and toads, it is sometimes thought that the name comes from puddock, the Scots language word for frog.

However, it has also been suggested that the name is a corruption of Paddock Hall or Paddock Haw.

 

 

Water of Leith near Canonmills
Creative Commons AttributionWater of Leith near Canonmills - Credit: Stuart Caie, Wikimedia Commons
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