Tag Archives: Robert the Bruce

Discovering Albion – day 7: St Andrews… the Abbey

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

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Discovering Albion – day 6 – Dunfermline Abbey

They were locking the door on half of the Abbey Church as we arrived. The new bit, built on the site of the old choir, was opened in 1821 and houses the tombs of Queen Margaret (later canonised as St … Continue reading

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Inverlochy Castle ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: We were driving back from a road-trip to Glen Garry, where we’d been admiring the spectacle of autumn colours: birch, beech and aspen dripping in luminous shades of yellow and gold, and the distant Knoydart … Continue reading

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Looking for the yew of Easragan ~ Jo Woolf

Reblogged from The Hazel Tree: Just recently, while reading a lovely book called ‘True Tales from the West Highlands and Islands’ by Tony Dalton, I came across this old Gaelic verse: Bogha a dh’iubhar Easragain, Sioda na Gaillbhinn Saighead a … Continue reading

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Heritage ~ Fandango #writephoto

Phoebe was excited when the envelope arrived. Having been adopted when she was just a baby, she knew nothing about her heritage. She dearly loved the couple who adopted her, and they were the only parents she ever knew, but … Continue reading

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