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This evening, my blog theme is the village of Falkland and Falkland Palace which are located in South Eastern Scotland, not far from Edinburgh.

Falkland Palace

The village itself is quite charming with some houses and properties clearly dating back some hundreds of years all in a style of architecture consistent with the nearby Fife coastal villages and Culross. Notable are the pantile roofs which are a feature of the Fife district. Lots of quaint houses, shops, tea rooms and pubs. Read more on Falkland…

Ossian's Hall

As predicted, today proved extremely wet thus vindicating our decision to change the itinerary and visit St. Andrews yesterday. We progressed as follows:

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From a weather perspective, today consisted of two halves: first half wet and second half dry and sunny.

Notwithstanding the rain, I set off this morning for Pollock House where I proceeded to take a collection of photographs of the vibrant and colourful flower display which seems to be at its best at this time of year. The dark, cloudy background provided some useful contrast. The result of this photo trip is provided below. Pollock House is an interesting heritage site with the main mansion dating back about 200 years and features Adam designed architecture. The Maxwell family have connections with the site dating back many centuries although it is now managed by Glasgow Council and Scotland’s National Trust.

Sunflower at Pollock House


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