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Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
Edradour Distillery - Alan
Golf - putting challenge
Perth - sandwiches
Dundee - Firth of Tay
Cathedral & castles ruins
St Andrews - beers at Russack's
Dinner at Paki/ Indian at Centurian lounge
... there was a dispute about whether or not her body should go home with her family or be given to the medical students as they were entitled to it. Eventually the family won and she was put in a coffin and taken away on a horse and cart. As they were driving her family heard a knocking from inside the coffin, the opened the lid and up sat Maggie! Turns out that the rope used in the hanging was old so it stretched when she was hung ...
... final destination across the road from Scotland's Parliament House is Holyrood Palace. This is the official residence of the Royal family when in Edinburgh. It was built and expanded upon by many of the Scottish monarchs and the tour of the apartments was really interesting. Some of the rooms outside of their historical significance still get used for state events and even the Queen's grandaughter Zara's wedding. Finishing the Royal Mile we started ...
... hanging post. Fortunately, the last hanging here was in 1784. More recently, in the 1820s, the famous body snatchers Burke and Hare killed Grassmarket neighbors and sold them to the medical school as cadavers for dissection! It's a grizzly past. The neighborhood is much nicer now ;)
Luck has been on our side since we arrived, we were once told Scotland only gets about 3 days ...
... rules that's must be followed when amongst the fairies, firstly hands must not be put in ones pockets and swearing is not allowed! If you break a rule you must leave a gift for the fairies or they will curse you! Amongst the stones in the glenn are all sorts of offerings, coins and shells that have been left to the fairies. The view from the top of the castle was of rolling hills covered in last years heather that would turn purple with spring and hidden behind the hills the sea ...