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    Dorothy Lunt

    | 29 Aug 2014

     

    I would choose Culross, which must be the first Trust property I visited when I was about 11 or perhaps 12 years old, and during World War II. My grandfather was partial to the books by Rev T Ratcliffe Barnett (the volume is "Scottish Pilgrimage in the Land of Lost Content") and in one of these I found a chapter on Culross. The description of the place was so delightful that I asked my father if we could visit. We lived then in Alloa. We had no car (few people did in those days!) and so we took a bus on the high road to Dumfriesshire. We walked a mile or so, and came upon Culross from above, seeing the abbey first. It was a perfect early summer morning, and the view from the hill over the village and the blue waters of the Forth was enchanting. Then there was the walk into the village, with its little painted houses and cobbled streets. And finally the palace, where I remember the painted ceilings in vivid colours (they are less vivid now). We climbed up the garden and sat on the upper terrace, looking out over the roof. To me, Culross was like something out of a fairy-tale (and still is). It was a day of utter delight, which I shall never forget.

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Heirloom Project

  • Dear Friends/Family, I would like to share a contribution page with you which has been created in the $bookTitle$ book. To view the page please click on the following link: $findContributionLink$ National Trust for Scotland Online Book https://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/OnlineBooks/NationalTrustScotland/Contributions/Find/HeirloomProject/jhmacdonald
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    J & H MacDonald

    | 29 Aug 2014

     

    We would choose Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe, Ross-shire because it is so peaceful and a very interesting garden with flowers, vegetables and trees. It is also a lovely area for birdwatching and we have many happy memories of walking in these beautiful gardens.

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