MessageToEagle.com – Gilmerton Cove is a network of secret underground tunnels, numerous passages, caves and seven chambers hand-carved from sandstone.
It’s located beneath the streets of Gilmerton, an ex-mining village, which is now a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Just how old the caves are – is unknown; ancient records go as far back as the 18th century, but the system seems to be much older and it has baffled historians since its discovery.
The questions remain who constructed them? When? What was their true purpose and what have they been used for over the years?
It is known that they have been inhabited for at least 300 years, but by whom? There have been many speculations and even theories. Among them, it was suggested that they may have been a meeting place for the Covenanters who used the area for their secret religious worship.
Or were the Gilmerton’s caves perhaps their ideal hiding place during times of persecution, or a Masonic Lodge Room as some Masonic marks were discovered there?