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Balgonie Castle, Fife, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Balgonie Castle which is located near Glenrothes, about one hour N.E. of Edinburgh.

For a long period the castle was a roofless ruin but in 1985 was purchased by the Morris family who implemented a repair and restoration programme resulting in the sound and attractive structure evident today. The castle is now used for weddings and entertainment.

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Inchcolm Abbey, Firth of Forth, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Inchcolm Abbey, a remarkably well-preserved medieval structure located on Inchcolm Island in Scotland’s Firth of Forth.

The island may well have been revered as a religious site in the first century AD, There was found on Inchcolm a 10th century,Viking influenced ‘hogback’ grave-marker which is now in the island’s museum. However, the extant buildings were built and occupied during the period 12th century to 16th century, AD. A summary chronology is as follows:

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H.M.S.Queen Elizabeth

This evening, I am posting information on Britain’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, an aircraft carrier which is under construction at Rosyth Naval Dockyard, Firth of Forth, Scotland. ( Near Edinburgh.)

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