Merry Christmas from Edinburgh

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from among the sparkling lights of Edinburgh. This tree always looks so beautiful in its dramatic setting on The Mound, overlooking Princes Street. It’s a gift to our city from the people of Norway each year, and what a beautiful gift.

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In a nod to environmental concerns the towering tree is no longer shipped across the North Sea to us, but instead now makes a shorter journey to The Mound from the Scottish Borders.
Still bought by our Norwegian friends, however instead of making the 780-mile trip from southern Norway via Newcastle, Edinburgh’s Christmas tree comes from the Duke of Buccleuch’s estate in the Scottish Borders.

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Here is a final shot of the Christmas Market, overlooking Princes Street Gardens. Thanks to everyone one who visits, and especially to those who take time to leave me comments. It’s been another wonderful year of making friends and sharing images and thoughts via WordPress. Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you Xx

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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36 Responses to Merry Christmas from Edinburgh

  1. Dana says:

    Oh! I totally forgot, I wanted to mention how much I live your website name too!! Great one ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dana says:

    Lovely photos! I live in Munich, but a couple of my friends moved to Edinburgh two years ago, and I’ve enjoyed seeing posts of what, I’ve learned, is a very festive holiday season!! Edinburgh really seems to know how to do it right. Hope you had a great time! Happy 2015 ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. MJF Images says:

    A little late but Merry Christmas Mackenzie. Have a wonderful New Year!

  4. John Coleman says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Seonaid. I love the last shot–public, yet so intimate. Peace and best, John

  5. LightWriters says:

    beautiful!! Merry Christmas and every good gift of life be yours in 2015!

  6. Happy Holiday to you too Seonaid. The thanks that you have extended my way, westward, I send back eastward to you. Here’s to another year of good health, happiness, and (of course) good blogging. D

  7. there’s a wistful light to your lovely festive images Seonaid and from the South, I send you all the very best wishes for Christmas and many thanks for your virtual visits

  8. restlessjo says:

    A warm and cosy feeling coming here, Seonaid (though I admit, I’m well wrapped up! ๐Ÿ™‚ )
    Very best wishes for 2015!

  9. ladyfi says:

    How sparkly and festive! Hope you had a magical Christmas.

  10. pommepal says:

    Your photos always capture the spirit of the occasion I have enjoyed following your blog. Best wishes Seonaid for 2015

  11. zark66 says:

    Feliz Navidad / Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Andrew Seal says:

    Lovely photos for the holidays. Warm Christmas greetings Seonaid and wishing you a very Happy New Year ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. A festive city in Christmas spirit – enjoy your holidays, Seonaid. Looking forward to a new year of exquisite pics and words…

  14. Rachael Charmley says:

    A merry Christmas to you. x

  15. poppytump says:

    Have a wonderful day Seonaid ! The sun has just peeped up and over the cloud and the sky is glowing I think Christmas has arrived ๐Ÿ™‚
    Enjoy .

  16. Merry Christmas, Seonaid — the simplicity of the singular lit tree is lovely. I always enjoy your posts and look forward to more in 2015!

    • Merry Christmas Kat Xx. I love this huge tree …….when it arrives each year I know Christmas is here ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for your generous comments across the year, its what makes blogging so worthwhile ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. risinghawk says:

    So lovely! One day I shall be blessed to visit your fair Isle ๐Ÿ™‚ Peace and blessings on this holiday!

  18. John Northcutt Young says:

    Seonaid, hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for all of the wonderful posts.

  19. Tahira says:

    Merry Christmas! There is no city like Edinburgh at Christmas. Beautiful! Happy New Year ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Colline says:

    What beautiful sights you have shared with us. All the best to you for a wonderful Christmas.

  21. Beautiful, just beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Leanne Cole says:

    Merry Christmas Seonaid, I hope you have a wonderful day with people you love, all the best for 2015.

  23. Maverick ~ says:

    Merry Christmas and thank you for the beautiful words and images.

  24. gwynnrogers says:

    Your Christmas pictures are splendid. Thank for your gifts of photography and heart. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Also, have a SPLENDID and very Happy New Year. Hugs! Gwynn

    • Merry Christmas Gwynn, and thanks for all your wonderful comments over the year. I always look forward to seeing what you think of each post. Wishing you a splendid holiday with your family Xx

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