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Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg

Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg, Scotland

This morning, our tour styarted with first call at Dalhousie Castle which is connected with Clan Ramsay. Here we had some refreshments and explored the sumptuous building which is now a high end hotel.

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Robert the Bruce Statue

Robert the Bruce Statue, Stirling

This evening, I am focusing one of Scotland’s key historical figures, namely King Robert the Bruce. The ‘Bruce’ was an instrumental figure in securing Scotland’s independence from England during medieval times and his legacy and ‘presence’ is encountered in course of various tours ranging from the Borders to Stirling. Here is a summary the life of Robert the Bruce:

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Gilnockie Tower, Clan Armstrong

Gilnockie Tower, Clan Armstrong, Scottish Borders

This afternoon, I am focusing on Gilnockie Tower in the Scottish Borders region. This is the only survivor from around 60-80 stone or wooden towers of similar design in the region of Eskdale, Ewesdale and Liddesdale. The Tower dates from the 16th century and is cared for by Clan Armstrong due to the historic connections with that Clan.

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