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Reed beds at Linlithgow Loch

This afternoon, a spent a few hours exploring the area around Linlithgow Loch (lake) which is in the town of Linlithgow, about twenty miles west of Edinburgh.

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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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Avon Gorge, Scotland

Today, I joined a small group hike centred on Linlithgow and the Forth & Clyde Canal which is a route located about eighteen miles west of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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