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Walking the Bridge

The Victorians certainly knew how to build a bridge! The fabulous red steel zig zags of the Forth rail bridge glowing in the afternoon sunshine never cease to take the breath away. The views from the road bridge or the train are fantastic, but with this walk you can take your time to stop and gaze over the bridge in its estuary setting and form your own conclusions about the third crossing.

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Peaches and Apricots

Peaches and Apricots are both stone fruits. They are very similar in the way they grow and flower and with the warmer summers we’ve been getting you just might want to give them a try.

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Edinburgh Traditional Building Festival

The festival is organised by the Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum, a group representing stakeholders from across the sector from architects and surveyors, to suppliers and craftsmen.

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‘Doomsday book’ of the Commonwealth.

Aerial photographs that record vast swathes of the Commonwealth from the 1940s onwards have been saved for posterity by RCAHMS and are now being readied for public access online. The treasure trove of 1.5 million photographs, maps and other materials, rescued from a defunct museum in Bristol, effectively comprise a ‘Doomsday book’ of many countries in the Commonwealth.

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