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posted by [personal profile] katherine_b at 09:41pm on 05/01/2013 under
I do have photos from today, but sadly I left my camera cable in the car and I'm in my PJs so they will have to wait.

I spent the morning visiting the following towns: Foveran, Fyvie, Inverurie, Echt.

Any guesses what these towns have in common?

No?

Okay, they are places from which distant relatives of mine have come (at least on my father's side). I enjoyed the chance to look around the churchyards, although I have visited the latter two before. I have one more place of this type to visit in a few days.

In the afternoon I went to St Andrews and visited the remains of the Castle and Cathedral there. Incredible stuff. There is something amazing about a ruin like that.

Tonight I'm in Dunfermline, looking forward to visiting the Palace tomorrow before heading for Stirling and Bannockburn. Hurrah for Scottish history!
Mood:: 'giggly' giggly
katherine_b: (DW - Doctor brave face sad)
posted by [personal profile] katherine_b at 10:48pm on 05/01/2013
*sigh* I happened to check the website for Dunfermline Abbey and found the following:

Please note: The Palace and Abbey will be closed from 04/01/2013 - 11/01/2013 due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for the inconvenience.

*double sigh* I really, really wanted to see that place, but (as with Holyrood Palace last time) it will have to wait for a future trip. Of course, that means I'm in Dunfermline for no reason, but never mind.

I have looked over my schedule and instead I will go and visit Linlithgow Palace (which I was going to see on Tuesday) on the way to Stirling.

I don't have much cause for complaint really, do I?

BTW, just watched David Tennant's interview with Jonathan Ross. Congrats to him and his wife!
Mood:: 'aggravated' aggravated

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