Category Archives: history

Ancient Dunbar

   Sitting away to the far east of East Lothian, is the remains of a very ancient fort and port, which has been at the heart of power struggles for almost 1,000 years. Its strategic position at the mouth of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Edinburgh

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 … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Nights: Temple to the Arts

Sitting on The Mound in the heart of Edinburgh is a Grecian style temple dedicated to the arts. If it sounds out of place don’t be fooled. Physically this ramped road links the two halves of historic Edinburgh, the cramped … Continue reading

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Royal Relics

This wonderful characterful unicorn is part of a fairytale Scottish relic commissioned by King James V. It has stood in the central courtyard of Linlithgow Palace since 1538, just one year after the young Scottish King married the sophisticated and … Continue reading

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Graveside Memories: Balmacara

It was my Granny’s birthday in June, while we were visiting Plockton, and so we paid her a visit in Balmacara Graveyard. I picked fresh flowers from the garden and we drove the twisting single track road out of the … Continue reading

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Mysterious Fidra

Sitting, in the impossibly romantic rise and fall of the tidal waters of the Firth of Forth, is a small chain of rocky islands. Easily seen, but hard to reach, each evokes its own mystery and tales from times long … Continue reading

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Abandoned Castle

High on the Northumbrian coast sits this abandoned Medieval castle, its stone crumbling slowly back into the earth from which it was pulled. Built by the Kings cousin, one of the wealthiest men in the country, it was never inhabited … Continue reading

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