Edinburgh Rocks by Motorhome

Edinburgh Castle

The stone cannonball fired from Mons Meg in 1558 to celebrate the marriage of Mary Queen of Scots to the French Dauphin François was later found on Wardie Muir almost two miles away.

The Motorhome should be parked no less than three miles distant.

Lies, Spies, an’ pies in the Skies

‘Och! Mary, Mary, Mary my Queen
Whit were ye daein’ in the common green
Wi’ yon big laddie wi’ the hair sae red
An’ me here waitin’ ye tae come back tae bed?’

‘Och! Darnley, Darnley, ye’ve always a moan
I wish that ye’d leave a poor body alone
The laddie, he wis jist helpin’ me choose
A couple o’ mince pies, tae bring back tae youse’

‘Och! Mary, Mary, nae mair o’ yer lies,
Aboot Ginger an’ you an’ a couple o’ pies
Fair weel I ken yon Ginger McAskill
He’s naethin’ but a dirty big rascal’

Mary then decided that she’d had aboot enough
Although she agreed that she liked a bit o’ rough
She arranged wi’ big Ginger an’ anither big tough
Tae waylay Darnley oan his way tae Edinburgh

In Kirk o’ Field hoose, efter denner an’ stuff
A large jug o’ ale an’ a wee pinch o’ snuff
A barrel o’ gunpooder went up wi’ a puff
Goodbye Darnley, tough, tough, tough

Joe Sharp

The Queen’s View, Loch Tummel

Generally believed to be named after Queen Victoria who took tea here in 1866 the viewpoint actually commemorates Queen Isabella wife of Robert the Bruce who ruled Scotland between 1306 and 1329.
The stunning view across Loch Tummel to Schiehallion is one of the most famous in Scotland.

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