The masterplan of forger John Henry Greatrex ended in Dalkeith!
Greatrex, a photographer from Glasgow, began forging in the basement of his Glasgow studio. He decided that the easiest note to forge was the £1 Union Bank of Scotland.
In 1867, having successfully created a small fortune in notes, Greatrex and his accomplices went on a spending spree in Dalkeith and raised the suspicion of shopkeepers who called the police!
When searched, £1325 of forged Union notes were found. Eventually, Greatrex, who had managed to get to New York, and his accomplices were caught and Greatrex served 20 years of penal servitude for his crime.