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This evening, I am re-posting my blog for May 9th as such failed to publish on the day.

Today, our tour progressed as follows:

Firstly to Italian Chapel which dates from 1943-5. The structure comprises two Nissan huts which were used by Italian prisoners of war to construct  a chapel. Similar improvisation skills were used to furnish and decorate the chapel interior. The original builder/decorators returned in the 1960s and the 1990s to undertake repair work. The chapel is now in good repair and a major tourist attraction.

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Canongate Kirk, Royal Mile

Canongate Kirk, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

This evening, I am focusing on Canongate Kirk, the Kirk of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle. This is prompted by a report in today’s press that the Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Phillips and England rugby star, Mike Tindall are to marry at the Kirk on July 30th.

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Today we travelled from Inverness to Dunkeld taking in the following sites and sights:

Clava Cairns: A concentration of prehistoric stone circles and burial cairns dating from around 4000 yrs ago.

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