Cammo’s Hidden History

It feels odd to drive through the congested west end of Edinburgh, along affluent suburban streets, then to suddenly find oneself on the brink of fields and quiet woodland – but just off Queensferry Road to the south of the River Almond lies a fascinating little country park known as the Cammo Estate, undiscovered by most of the city’s inhabitants.
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New Life for Old Church

We may have reverted to being a pagan country if less than 50% of the population actually go to worship on Sundays, but that doesn’t mean that we can not appreciate the finer points of many of our old churches and to wish to see their beauty preserved. One such building, which is due to find another use, is the Glasite Meeting House in Barony Street, currently the home of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.

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Romance and History at Hailes Castle

A visit in the early morning, just as the sun peeks through the clouds to cast today’s shadows on legacies of times past, or at dusk as a haunting mist eclipses yesterday’s ruins, will be the perfect time to appreciate the beauty of Hailes Castle.
Neatly positioned beside the River Tyne at East Linton, you can see why it has been described as one of Scotland’s most romantic locations. Continue reading Romance and History at Hailes Castle

A Garden Fit for A Queen Mother

Horticulturists live with and (usually) love change and the latest change at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) sees the successful completion of a two-year £525,000 collaboration between The Queen Mother’s Memorial Fund for Scotland and RBGE, in association with architect Lachlan Stewart. The Queen Mother’s Memorial Garden is an evocative tribute featuring a Celtic labyrinth surrounded by four gardens containing plant species from the four corners of the world. Continue reading A Garden Fit for A Queen Mother