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.
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.
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