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... and they were subject to much cannon fire over the years, and not much is left of them today. Even with what is left today, they are magnificent structures, simply breathtaking.
Robyn and I got up early one morning, and went for a walk, and enjoyed a crystal clear Scottish morning, and a trip to the local bakery. Yum.
Enjoy the pictures,
... the start of a huge brawl with loads of people looking on. It turns out it is traditional game called Hand Ba' (handball) played annually by the town locals. With an apparent lack of rules, the objective is for the Uppies and Doonies (people from the top end of town and the bottom end of town) to get the ball to their opponents end of the town. The ball is recent modification to the ...
... schools and improved working conditions.
An early start to drop our bags at the hotel, return our hire car and have a walk around the streets of Edinburgh. Unfortunately Holyrood Palace is closed as the High Commissioner is in town but we enjoyed a walk to the top of Calton Hill and the views ...
... the ballroom, is open to the public.
After being delayed on the trip up due to a blown tyre (luckily in a village at 15mph and not on the motorway) we had to press on as we wanted to visit Braemar Castle as well. This is a great place, built in 1628 is now managed by the local community. The entry fee includes a personal guided tour and a chance to hear the history behind it.
Back to Penicuik to stay with Sarah and Ethan while Scott ...
... as you would expect with the Queen coming. When we got up to the castle, we saw there were lots of barriers and already a few people there. So we got a spot and Matt waited while I went to Costa and bought us some sandwiches for lunch.
Then we just had to stand around and wait for a while as the Queen was due to arrive around 12.30pm. It was actually quite warm and we were standing in the sun so it got a bit uncomfortable. And, ...
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