The small town of Falkland is about 50 minutes outside of Edinburgh and was built up around the royal palace. This palace served as a hunting lodge for monarchs over the 16th and 17th centuries and is technically still a royal residence today (though Charles II was the last monarch to stay here). Upon arrival … Continue reading Open Palace Programme – Falkland Palace.
Day 2 and Day 3 of the Open Palace Programme Scotland were held at the royal residence, The Palace of Holyroodhouse. Our group was led by Sutherland Forsyth (a most Scottish name), Learning Curator, during our time at Holyroodhouse. Sutherland is in a recent position, that functions as a critical link between the curatorial team … Continue reading Open Palace Programme – The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Is there another city in the world which marches hand in hand with its past as does Edinburgh; which can look up from its modernity and see itself as it always was, upon a hill, intact, impregnable and still in arms?... I know of no other. (H Morton, In Search of Scotland, 1929). Some time ago, … Continue reading Open Palace Programme – A Walking Tour of Edinburgh.