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.
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.
I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the Open Palace Programme and will be heading off to Scotland shortly! This is a programme designed for students of museum studies, conservation, curatorship and is also suitable for current cultural heritage professionals. We'll be touring the premier heritage institutions in Scotland and getting amazing behind-the-scenes access … Continue reading Open Palace Programme