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Solstice of the Moon: Fragments of history

Outside the porch of the kirk at Fortingall stands an ancient font. Local legend states that Coeddi himself may have used it to baptise some of the first Christians in the area when the monks of Iona founded a sister … Continue reading

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Solstice of the Moon: the Battle Stone

The road carried us towards Forres, on the way to Inverness. We were, fairly predictably, on the trail of a stone. Not just any stone, though, this one is rather special. It is also quite a large one…though quite how … Continue reading

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Going west – the Yews of Nevern…and other surprises.

I was looking forward to Nevern Church… another one of those, like Kilpeck, that we would visit ‘one day’…and were visiting at last. To think that we had seen so much since Kilpeck, just three days before, seems incredible. But … Continue reading

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You asked for it…

“I could spend a lifetime walking through these places on earth and never tire of them…” “A phenomenal story…” “You are creating an alternative history/architecture/folklore guide to Great Britain…” “You could turn this series into a travel guide. It’s what … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 6: St Andrews… the Abbey

We didn’t go to the Roman Catholic Cathedral where the relics of St Andrew are housed. We were here to see the ancient places where they had once been… lost now to time, buried perhaps somewhere in the vast graveyard … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 5: Aspatria

By the time we had watched the flock of crows and wandered round the churchyard we were about ready to try the door. Would it be open? There is always that question… Many of the churches in villages and small … Continue reading

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