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North facing wall between inner and outer courts.

This afternoon, I am focusing on Craigmillar Castle which lies about three miles south of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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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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Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on Edradour, one of Scotland’s smallest whisky distilleries.

Edradour is located near to Pitlochry in central Scotland, in turn some seventy miles north of Edinburgh and conveniently situated on the A9 highway and tourist route to Inverness.

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