Loose Ends

Loose Ends is an occasional series here on Walking Talking, currently appearing every Sunday. It started in April at Aberdour Castle in Fife (shown above). 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 thirteen places though it will hopefully grow in time, 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.