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Jedburgh Abbey, Scotland

Today, we travelled to the Scottish Borders, an often overlooked part of Scotland with rolling hills, rich arable farmland and ancient buildings.

First stop was Melrose which has a history dating back to the Roman period. Here our key focus was Melrose Abbey. This now ruined structure was originally founded by King David I in 1136 for an order of Cistercian monks. Severe damage was inflicted by English armies during the Anglo-Scottish wars with re-building during 15th century. Catholic worship ceased at the Reformation in 1560 and the last monk died in 1590. Notable for a stone carving of a pig playing the bagpipes and (the alleged) burial-place of the heart of King Robert the Bruce.

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Inchmahome Priory, Lake of Menteith

This evening, I am posting information on Inchmahome Priory, a ruin situated on an island in the middle of the Lake of Menteith, near to Aberfoyle in central Scotland. Access is by small boat Salient features of the Priory’s history include:

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14th century Tower House at Lochleven Castle, Scotland.

14th century Tower House at Lochleven Castle, Scotland.

This evening, I am reporting on Lochleven Castle, near Kinross in Perthshire, Central Scotland.

Loch Leven is about thirty miles (one hour) north of Edinburgh.

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