Touring Before the
2000 Blair Atholl Patrol Jamborette
Day 6: Edinburgh, Scotland
|Early the next morning we dropped off the cars at the
airport, and Tony and I took the Scouts into Edinburgh
for a tour of the Royal Mile while Mark and Ed did the wash.
The Royal Mile starts at the Castle
on top of the hill, and so did we, with an excellent tour of the
facility, still a working military base. The view over Edinburgh is
spectacular, and the Castle drips history.
Our castle guide makes a point to the Scouts.
St. Margaret's Chapel at Edinburgh Castle - the oldest part of the
castle, dating to the 11th century.
A cannon's-eye view of Princes' Street and the Scott Memorial from
Just downhill from the Castle, we took a virtual
tour of Edinburgh through the Victorian Camera Obscura, a
periscope-like arrangement that projects an image on a circular
table while the guide describes the sights. Then we headed toward
Holyrood, at the far end of the Mile, stopping at every tourist shop
along the way (or so it seemed).
left: "Thistle Do Nicely" - next to
"Has Beans", a coffee shop further down the street, my
favorite shop name in Edinburgh.
meets punk at the Museum of Life
listens to a nickelodeon at the Museum of Childhood.
Palace (at right) is still a Royal residence, when the
Queen visits Edinburgh. You can tour many of the rooms, though,
including the one where Mary, Queen of Scots' secretary David Rizzio
||The ruins of Holyrood Abbey chapel adjoin the palace.
The "Holy Rood" was a cross which King David I of Scotland
miraculously found himself gripping when attacked by a stag on this
tries a sarcophagus on for size at Holyrood Abbey - not a bad fit.
bit tight for Rob, though...
|Nick and Dave at Greyfriars Bobby's grave. Bobby was
the terrier who spent 14 years at his master's grave in the
Greyfriars' Kirkyard. This site is also where Covenanters were
imprisoned, and one of the more haunted places in Edinburgh.
We spent another night at the 150th & 133rd Haymarket Scout Group's
Hall ("thanks" to Neil Gowan and his group), this time in the
company of the Polish Blair Atholl contingent. Then, the next morning, the coach picked us up and
it was off to Blair Atholl!
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