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    Scottish Castles Series : Linlithgow Palace

    Linlithgow Palace is located in West Lothian about 15 miles (24 km) west of Edinburgh, off the M9. The name “Linlithgow” comes from the Old British and means “lake in the damp hollow”…

    Linlithgow Castle and St Michael’s Church © 2007 Scotiana

    Even if you have planned to go directly to Stirling Castle and […]

    Scotiana’s Favourite Castles in Scotland…

    We’ve already visited a number of castles in Scotland but there are still many more to discover for as a taxi driver told us in Glasgow: “In Scotland one can find a castle, or what remains of it, at every turn of the road.” As I was writing my post about Linlithgow Palace, the first […]

    Back from Scotland: the Magic of Alba…

     

    Fyvie Castle Mairiuna opening the gate © 2015 Scotiana

    What would he find there ? What new friends would he make ?

    What new songs would he sing ? Over what graves would he stand a moment in thought ?

    (In Search of Scotland – […]

    Blue Modern Tartan at Cawdor Castle

    Hi Mairiuna!

    It was truly a pleasure to read your post “The Wonderful Colors of Scotland: Blue…” , so much, it inspired me to gain more insights about blue tartans!

    The first thing that came to my mind was the blue tartan rug layed upon the corridors leading us through oddly-angled rooms and appartements […]

    A journey around Scotland: from North Berwick to Tantallon Castle…

     

    A View of Tantallon Castle – circa 1816 – Alexander Nasmyth – Wikimedia

    Tantallon screams defense. From a distance, its walls soar out of the rocky headland like a monster fortification. A single line of huge wall was all that was necessary to defend this promontory from the land. Sea cliffs fall away […]