Canongate Kirk

Canongate Kirk

Around the Canongate – focus on Canongate Kirk

Just a short walk up Campbell’s Close from Craigwell Cottage brings you to the Canongate section of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Turn right (uphill) and you’ll find the ancient place of worship, Canongate Kirk, opened in 1691.  Read more

Literary Edinburgh – McCall Smith

Literary Edinburgh – McCall Smith

One thing which I love to do on holiday is to read literature about where we are visiting.  Not guidebooks, but fictional literature set in a particular city or county.  Think EM Forster’s “Room with a View” when visiting Florence, or Patrick Gale’s “Notes from an Exhibition” when in Cornwall, and you’ll understand what I mean. Read more