Loose Ends

Wild West, Morningside

Loose Ends started in April 2018 at Aberdour Castle in Fife. The series sees me finding connections between one historical place and another and going there. Aberdour was inspired by seeing a poster on a train. The popular telly programme Outlander features both Aberdour and Linlithgow Palace as a setting so I went to Linlithgow a few weeks later. Later that day I went to Stirling Castle because of a connection with Mary, Queen of Scots and her father, James V.

At the moment the series has featured forty two places, mostly taking in southern Scotland so far. The original post, Castle connections, was just about castles though the series has so far included libraries, museums, big houses, abbeys, bridges and batteries. Hopefully some other places, like palaces, beam engines and Town Houses, will be included in time.

  1. Aberdour Castle
  2. Linlithgow Palace
  3. Stirling Castle
  4. Crookston Castle
  5. Lamer Island 
  6. Tranter’s Bridge
  7. Culross
  8. Glasgow Cathedral
  9. National Museum of Scotland
  10. Dunfermline
  11. Abbotsford
  12. Glasgow Women’s Library
  13. Bachelor’s Club
  14. Coldstream
  15. The Meadows
  16. Cathkin Park
  17. The Necropolis
  18. Ramshorn Cemetery
  19. Makar’s Court
  20. Wild West
  21. Calton Hill and again
  22. Dundee Law
  23. Martyrs’ Monument
  24. Perth Bridge
  25. Greyfriars Burial Ground
  26. John Witherspoon statue
  27. Meadowbank Stadium
  28. Portobello Community Garden
  29. Portobello Potteries
  30. Leakey’s Bookshop
  31. Desperate Dan
  32. Charles Rennie Mackintosh statue
  33. ‘Paps of Jura’ by William McTaggart
  34. Bilsdean
  35. Bridge to Nowhere
  36. Dirleton Castle
  37. Marjorie Bruce cairn
  38. Democracy cairn
  39. John Frederic Bateman monument
  40. Craigmaddie Gauge Basin
  41. Bearsden Bathhouse
  42. Queen’s Park