HC Deb 15 April 1913 vol 51 c1795

asked when the Redford barracks will be opened for use and how soon thereafter the military authorities will vacate Edinburgh Castle; whether the War Office contemplate making any military use of the castle when the Redford barracks are completed; and whether they would favourably consider handing the castle over to the First Commissioner of Works for some national use?

Colonel SEELY

The Redford barracks will probably be ready for use towards the end of 1915. As at present proposed, it is intended to utilise Edinburgh Castle for an Infantry depot and for other military purposes when the barracks are vacated by the Infantry battalion quartered there.