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Nesting swan at Lochleven Castle

This morning, benefiting from sunny, dry weather we embarked on a trip, ex-Edinburgh. as follows:

  • First, to Linlithgow Palace, a former Stuart royal palace on banks of a loch (lake). Thus former high status residence is where Mary was born on or about Dec 7th 1542 although the actual room is no longer intact. In 1746 the palace was destroyed by fire, apparently accidentally, in course of occupation by Redcoat soldiers.However, the basic stone structure remains intact and makes for a rewarding visit and insight into the Renaissance period.

Linlithgow Loch

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Battlefield Road, Langside. Glasgow.

This morning, I visited the site of the Battle of Langside in Glasgow. What is now a busy, and heavily populated suburban location was, on May 13th 1562, an open, rural landscape where the tragic, Mary, Queen of Scots lost a battle against her half-brother following which she escaped to England where she was imprisoned for many years and finally executed.

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14th century Tower House at Lochleven Castle, Scotland.

14th century Tower House at Lochleven Castle, Scotland.

This evening, I am reporting on Lochleven Castle, near Kinross in Perthshire, Central Scotland.

Loch Leven is about thirty miles (one hour) north of Edinburgh.

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