Tag Archive: Scottish Parliament

700-year-old William Wallace letter returned to Scotland

Wallace Passport

The medieval document will go on public display this summer alongside the famous Lubeck letter. A 700-year-old letter believed to have been carried by William Wallace has been returned to Scotland. The medieval document has been archived in England since it was discovered in the Tower of London in the 1830s. The document is now…

History, shopping, bagpipes mingle on Royal Mile

The castle is a man’s place, spare and stern, ringed by cannon and places for men to fight. Only one part is feminine – and it’s survived for 880 years. Tiny St. Margaret’s Chapel, with its simple white nave and curvy chancel, has seen many a Scottish bride marry her warrior – and still holds…

History, shopping and the sound of bagpipes mingle along Edinburgh’s main street

“I will make a palace fit for you and me. Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.” — Robert Louis Stevenson The castle is a man’s place, spare and stern, ringed by cannon and places for men to fight. Only one part is feminine — and it’s survived for 880 years. Tiny…