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Some more photos from our wander on the Bowhill estate in Selkirkshire on a hot June day.

Bowhill House is an early 18th century mansion which was extended in the 19th century by the architects William Atkinson, William Burn and David Bryce.

The house is owned by the Duke of Buccleuch.

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11/07/2017
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A few weeks ago we visited Newark Castle on the Bowhill estate in Selkirkshire.

http://www.stravaiging.com/history/castle/newark-castle-selkirk

The castle stands on a knoll above the Yarrow Water and may have been built, or rebuilt, in 1423 by the Earl of Douglas.

Work continued on the castle throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, with a courtyard wall and caphouses added.

The castle passed to the Scott family in 1550 and was last occupied in the late 17th century by Anne, 1st Duchess of Buccleuch.

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07/07/2017
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A few weeks ago we went to look for the ruins of Inchbervis Castle during a torrential downpour. I hadn't researched much about the castle before we went so I wasn't sure what to expect. It turned out to be a bit of a treat, with substantial the ruins of a probably 14th or 15th century D-shaped tower still standing although quite overgrown.

This weekend I took advantage of more rain to research the history of the castle, which can be read here:

http://www.stravaiging.com/history/castle/inchbervis-castle

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12/06/2017
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Apologies for the radio silence, work and family life conspired to take over for a while there. We were out and about at the weekend so have hundreds of photos to process. Hopefully normal service will be resumed soon.

In the meantime here are a few photos from the woods beyond Stanley Mills in Perthshire. More photos to follow....

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24/05/2017
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At the weekend we took a wander along the Penicuik to Musselburgh cycle-walkway, converted from an old railway line, to the gunpowder mills in Roslin Glen.

Founded in 1804, they provided gunpowder for mining and quarrying as well as weaponry during the Napoleonic, Crimean, First and Second World Wars. The mills closed in 1954 and are now in ruins.

More recently the site was used as a location for the filming of +Outlander, appearing in the scene in episode 9 of season 1 when Jamie asked Claire to apologise following her rescue from Fort William.

On the way back to Milton Bridge we met three members of +Police Scotland kitted out for the rural environment.

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09/05/2017
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The start of Restalrig Road South in north-east Edinburgh is a fascinating wee street, a 16th and 17th century island in a sea of 20th century development.

These are the c.16th century walls of the Deanery of Restalrig, across the road from Restalrig parish church and St Triduana's Chapel. Within the walls was a building which became known as Habb’s Castle, although little is known of its history.

http://www.stravaiging.com/history/castle/habbs-castle

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10/03/2017
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