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Dirleton Castle: features in the Ruthven lodging

The first floor of the Ruthven lodging at Dirleton Castle is accessed by a circular staircase. Immediately inside is a ‘Wall cupboard once fitted with shelves’. 16 more words

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Kildrummy and Glenbuchat Castles

Kildrummy and Glenbuchat castles are close to each other in Aberdeenshire. The Ministry guidebook was prepared by W. Douglas Simpson in 1957. Simpson had prepared a series of studies on Kildrummy from 1923 to 1937. 61 more words

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Beauly Priory

Beauly Priory in Inverness-shire was a Valliscaulian foundation of 1230, by Sir John Bisset. The paper guide was prepared by William Douglas Simpson (1896-1968) in 1954; a second edition was published in 1978. 47 more words

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He's Tall (part 3)

Tonight Toby lay awake and looked at the plaster ceiling above his head.  It had been a relaxing day off and he could sleep peacefully anytime he wanted but he wanted to think.  344 more words

He's Tall (part 2)

When Toby was young he lived in a section of land set aside for giants.  All of the houses were tall; the doorway height specified by the local building code was thirty feet two inches.  869 more words

He's Tall (part one)

He’s tall.  He sits with his bottom on the front porch of a home, not his home, his feet on the bottom step.  There are five full steps from street to door and his knees still come halfway to his chest.  998 more words

Inchcolm Abbey: guidebooks

Inchcolm Abbey was placed in State Guardianship in 1924. The remains was conserved by J. Wilson Paterson, the architect in charge of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings in Scotland.  117 more words

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