A City Porter (Caddie)

34] A City Porter. The original painting of this figure was made by David Allan and is not included among Kay’s Portraits. He wears the regulation badge and apron of blue linen required of the Caddie’s organisation. Caddies according to Grant:

….were amazingly acute, intelligent, and also faithful to any duty entrusted to them…. A caddie did literally know everything of Edinburgh… He could hardly be asked to go any where, or upon any mission, that he would not go… For every particle of scandal floating about Edinburgh the caddie was a ready book of reference.