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Old Royal High School, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland

This evening, I am providing an update on an iconic piece Scottish architecture which sits prominently on the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital yet is not open to the public. The subject building is the Old Royal High School which dates from 1825-29 and was designed by Thomas Hamilton.

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Welcome from concierge at Trump Turnberry

This morning, I met with a group of twenty-five persons on arrival at Edinburgh Airport and then escorted them on a day tour covering the following sites:

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Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland

This evening, I am reporting on the historic Abbey at foot of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

The adjacent Palace of Holyroodhouse has its origins in a guest house or royal chambers connected with the Abbey. This was the home of an Augustinian order founded by David I ( reigned 1124-53). There is a legend that founding of the Abbey was inspired by King David’s vision of a stag with a cross or ‘rood’ between its antlers. The name ‘Holyrood’ may be derived from a fragment of the true cross brought to Scotland by David’s mother, St Margaret.

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