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United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh — Spire of this Church
The Spire of this Church Was Destroyed by the Great Fire November MDCCCXXIV and Rebuilt A.D.   MDCCCXXVIII The Right Honble. Walter Brown Lord Provost — Map (db m127062) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway), New Abbey — Sweetheart Abbey"The last Cistercian abbey established on Scottish soil"
Sweetheart was established by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway, in 1273, in memory of her husband John Balliol, father of King John of Scotland and founder of Balliol College, Oxford. Monks of the Cistercian Order came from nearby Dundrennan . . . — Map (db m91700) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), St Andrews — A Religious PowerhouseSt Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Cathedral's chapter house was a magnificent building - a splendid place from which to run the cathedral. A Busy Place The canons met here daily to read a chapter of the rule by which they lived, and to confess their faults . . . — Map (db m88937) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), St Andrews — Lofty BeginningsSt. Rule's Church
St. Rule's Church was the forerunner to the great cathedral. built under Bishop Robert (1123-1159), its enormous tall tower drew pilgrims to the shrine of St. Andrew. The Tale of St Rule According to legend, St Rule was a monk in . . . — Map (db m88940) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), St. Andrews — Patrick Hamilton
The initials on the pavement nearby mark thet spot where Patrick Hamilton, Member of the University, was burned at the stake on 29 February 1528, at the age of 24. On the continent he had been greatly influenced by Martin Luther, and on his . . . — Map (db m141283) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Chapel
The Chapel On the rocky knoll above you are the foundations of what may have been Urquhart's chapel. The laird and his family needed somewhere private to hear Mass and receive Holy Communion from a priest. From Worship to Warfare There . . . — Map (db m127253) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Inverness — Upstream, downsteam
Upstream, downstream Suas an abhainn, śos an abhainn Look upstream to spot the places among the green spaces. Highland cathedral   Cathair-eaglais Ghàidhealach St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral (1874) is the first new cathedral in Britain . . . — Map (db m127375) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — John Knox
John Knox 1514-1572 Erected by Scotsmen who are mindful of the benefits conferred by John Knox on their native land 1896 — Map (db m85858) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — St. Margaret’s Chapel
St. Margaret’s Chapel This Holy Place is the Oldest Surviving Building in Edinburgh King David I built the chapel in about 1130, probably as part of a great stone tower. He dedicated it to his saintly mother, Margaret. The squared stones, . . . — Map (db m126887) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Kinloss — Five Centuries in Kinloss
Five Centuries in Kinloss The Abbey Buildings By the end of the 13th Century the majority of buildings in the Abbey Precinct would have been complete. The church lay on an east-west alignment with the main cloister to the south. To the east of . . . — Map (db m128053) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Kinloss — Kinloss Abbey
Kinloss Abbey “One of the largest and wealthiest Cistercian Houses in Scotland” From Citeaux to Kinloss The Cistercian Family Created in 1098 at Citeaux in France by twenty monks from the Abbey at Molesme, the Cistercian Order set . . . — Map (db m128050) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Kinloss — The Cistercians of Kinloss
The Cistercians of Kinloss Cistercian monastic observance followed the Rule of St Benedict, insisting on plain clothing, two simple meals a day, and an austerity in church furnishings 'in places far from the concourse of men'. They developed an . . . — Map (db m128073) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Scottish Borders), Melrose — Royal ConnectionsMelrose Abbey
For centuries, Melrose Abbey was connected to the Scottish Crown. While it never gained the regal position of Iona or Dunfermline, its location close to England and association with kings has given it a special place in Scottish history. David . . . — Map (db m88486) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (South Ayrshire), Maybole — Crossraguel AbbeyOne of the Most Complete Medieval Monastaries in Scotland
Crossraguel Abbey was founded by Earl Duncan of Carrick (died 1250) and colonised by monks from the Cluniac abbey at Paisley. The lands bestowed on it lay almost entirely in Carrick, and included fishing rights, coal deposits and the churches of . . . — Map (db m88989) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland, Stirling — The Holy Grail
Defeat at the castle seems to have utterly disheartened King Arthur ... The ferocity of the French taunting took him completely by surprise and Arthur became convinced that a new strategy was required if the quest for the Holy Grail were to be . . . — Map (db m82100) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Parish Church Graveyard
The graveyard was cleared in the 1960s leaving only a handful of memorials of historical significance. The grave of Sir John de Graeme who died at the Battle of Falkirk in July 1298 fighting alongside William Wallace is surrounded by a decorative . . . — Map (db m88046) HM

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