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Gilmerton Cove

It’s not just Edinburgh’s Old town that has spooky vaults, you can fine one in Gilmerton, about 4 miles southeast of the city.  There you will find a wee surprise lurking under the ground.

Gilmerton Cove is a series of underground passageways and chambers hand carved from sandstone, dating from the 18th century.  Folklore claims it was the work of an 18th century local blacksmith ‘George Paterson’.

However it’s original use is still a mystery theories claim that it was simply a drinking den for gentry, perhaps a refuge for persecuted Covenanters or smugglers? some even link this site to the Knight Templars (Imaginative folk who haven’t seen a map claim that there could be a secret passage leading to Melrose Abbey)

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove

Portobello Sunset 26 July 2018

Red sky at night, sailors’ delight (whatever that means).

Rhymes aside, nature is beautiful, There is something magical about such a sunset, we always take time to appreciate it.

It’s been 27° in Edinburgh, the weather is broken can someone turn it off and on again.

Portobello Edinburgh Sunset July 2018

Portobello Edinburgh Sunset July 2018

Portobello Edinburgh Sunset July 2018

Portobello Edinburgh Sunset July 2018

Portobello Edinburgh Sunset July 2018

Portobello Edinburgh Sunset July 2018

Ross Fountain

The restoration of the beautiful Ross Fountain is now complete! Water flows freely for the first time in eight years. Now sporting its new colour of a bluish-green and copper moving away from it’s all gold colour, paying homage to its sister fountain of Fontaines de la Concorde in Paris.

Ross Fountain was produced at the iron foundry of Antoine Durenne in Sommevoire, France, standing at it’s current position in West Princes street gardens since 1872

Happy to see it fully working again

Ross Fountain

Ross Fountain

Ross Fountain

Ross Fountain

Ross Fountain

Ross Fountain

Stockbridge duck race 2018

The 29th annual Stockbridge duck race! Hundreds of wee rubber duckies racing down the water of Leith. (All done for charity).
I like to pretend that the ducks are alive and super competitive racing hard to the end. 😃
Photos aren’t that great, as the wall of the bridge is high and I’m wee 😉

stockbridge duck race 2018

stockbridge duck race 2018

stockbridge duck race 2018

stockbridge duck race 2018

stockbridge duck race 2018

stockbridge duck race 2018

Edinburgh Castle Summer Sun

Another beautiful day out, and Jings it’s warm!

Edinburgh has a lot of green open space. Princes street Gardens, I also was sitting under a tree in the shadow of the castle, watching the world go by, it’s a very popular place and It’s awfy Bonny.

But it Wouldn’t have always been like this, up until the 19th century this was the castles northern-defence – aka the Nor’ Loch, and by all accounts a disgusting cesspool – it was polluted with wastage and where the guilty(?) were punished.