The Rev. Innerwick castle, built in the 14th century on “the edge of a precipitous glen”, was a stronghold of the Stewarts and of the Hamilton family. This is the old fire station with its hose drying house, now a cool arts & craft store. This new walk was created over three visits. I don’t really need to write so much about where to go, its all quite logical & also fun to explore. &, sorrowful, is set in fear, At one point there’s a hole in the wall which leads to a level stretch of green common. Immingled with the mighty dead As the lake bgins to curve left, instead continue in the same direction  like a sattelite sling-shot, & follow the long straight path to the sea. We are an active group in Edinburgh with a walking programme which includes walks … Walking East Lothian. Between 1789 and 1816, race meetings were held on the sands at Leith, although some races did still take place in the town. Below you’ll see the remnants of the old train station, a sad loss to the area. Indeed, one could fall in love on evenings like these. If you come in the evening’s you could also enjoy Wok & Go’s really tasty cooking on the bus itself, a wonderful culinary addition to this part of the county. Some of the felling occurred in (what was) the Boglehill Wood, thought to be a site of worship for local witches and warlocks and now the site of the 6th and 10th greens. If the tide is out you get to see cool relics of maritime past, while at the land-edge or concrete blocks designed to keep out Nazi tanks. In his Reminiscences of the Royal Burgh of Haddington and Old East Lothian Agriculturists (1883) John Martine mentions in a chapter on the ‘Old Camps’ of the county, some of which we explored along the Gododdin Heritage Trail. A farm track carries you nice & straight for a while, before you reach a gate – hop over this & enter the sloping sheeplands, meaning dogs on leads, or in Daisy’s case, my girlfriend’s arms. The general store/post-office is still there but in badly deteriorated condition. But that was then & this is now & what Twenty-Twenty Stenton seriously lacks are useful amenities – there’s been no shop or pub for years, while the gallery & the fruit farm at Ruchlaw closed down a decade or so ago. Many sea and wading birds frequent the area making it a regular haven for bird-watchers. By 1952 a long & distinguished career had begun for Aitchison, who was appointed as a statistician in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge & began to publish papers such as ‘On the distribution of a positive random variable having a discrete probability mass at the origin‘ (1955). Now I’d say you can tell a lot about a community from the state of its bowling green, & OMG Stenton’s is immaculate. North Berwick Law is unmissable, while two more small islands pop into view – Craigleith in the distance & Lamb’s island closer by. Over the weekend, I managed to catch a couple of this year’s outings; the opening concert by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the antique, cavernous & elegant parish church of St Mary’s in Haddington; & the much smaller, but equally as pretty-a-place-to-be church that is Dirleton Kirk. Edinburgh . At this point Mr John Wood & I began chatting, as we do, & I quizzed him about the growth of Haddington as a town. We are now in another field, sloping gently downwards in the direction of The Hopes – a wonderful walk we’ll get to in due course. Eventually, on the left, you’ll come to the gate in the picture below – take it & head up the slopes. Anyway, bets enjoy it while we can. One, belonged to a huge family and the other belonged to an auctioneer. Well, that’s me back from Malta, where I’ve been composing THE MALTIAD, & the reason why its been a while since my last post. A small community of rare water voles are known to reside around the several burns running out of the bents. “The asking price was £75,000, but after negotiations we were able to settle on a fee of just £30,000,” Geller said. It is the purpose of the writer to notice two of these camps or hill forts, which are on the farm of Brookside, in the parish of Garvald, on the Hopes estate. Rennie also attained a deserved reputation as a builder of bridges, combining stone with new cast-iron techniques to create previously unheard-of low, wide, elliptical arches, at Leeds Bridge, and in London at Waterloo Bridge (1811–1817), with its nine equal arches and perfectly flat roadway. Mix into this several heady portions of classical music excellently chosen, excellently played & most warmly appreciated, then one cannot fail in feeling rather exultant about life. The steep path up to the main path (POINT A). These third-parties may collect data about your visit. On the other side you’ll catch a glimpse of the pastel white, 3-storey L-plan Ruchlaw House. The 11th Earl & Countess of Wemyss are in the front row. Welcome to Waggly Tail Trails, East Lothian’s Dog Walking Services! Sometimes eyes were closed, sometimes they were gazing at the buttermilk walls, sometimes they were watching Enno Senft wield his double-bass like a medieval potter’s wheel. Simply retrace your steps & when you come to the fork in the photo, turn left. The king granted unam mansuram in Haddington, as well as to the monks of Haddington a full toft “in burgo meo de Hadintun, free of all custom and service”. Musselburgh was once certified as being the oldest golf course in the world by Guinness World Records (but more recently they reassigned this ‘record’ to St Andrews). Alright, there a re a few new builds cottages on the eastern edge, but the central core is such a compact package of antiquity, I dare anyone not seeing it for the first time to marvel at its magic. Here Mr John Wood showed me the foundations of the old bridge, sleeping under the river surface like  crocodiles. Nothing remains of the aerodrome. The counterpart of such a state of life in the hills and mountains of Scotland at that time may at this day, perhaps, be found, but on a much more extensive scale, in the mountainous country and savage tribes of Afghanistan or Zululand. It starts at a parking spot at the south end of Dean Road in Longniddry, just near the junction with the A198. Just over the bridge is the Linton Hotel – a wonderfully run place with great food, a cool beer garden, & with the bus stop just across the road, a perfect place to wait for transportation out of the ever-charming, never-waning village of East Linton. Once on the road, turn left & head up the gentle hill towards Smeaton. Search for: 2020. It really is a treat. This next walk consists of a fair meander about picture-perfect village of East Linton, We’ve been here before, on the Gododdin trail, but in the process bypassed many of the village’s best aesthetic curios. He struck deep sorrows with a lyre; Today, little remains. Well, there is this next walk, a real buffet treat of scenery & ruins & vasty vistas, revealing yet again how microcosmic East lothian is when appertaining to the rest of these islands. Alongside East Fortune station it was closed by the  Beeching Report, but Transport Scotland and East Lothian Council are hoping to integrate the construction of a new East Linton Railway Station within a larger programme of works over the next few years Contractors started survey work in early 2020 at the proposed site of the station, which is due to be further west of the old station site. This is ideal for walking with extra sounds and atmospheric sensations of various sorts. “The Nungate has a long history and has always had a strong identity of its own,” said Liz McDougall, chairwoman of the Nungate Gala Committee. In the morning three bodies were found, in all respects alike, each in its winding sheet, prepared for burial. Its a good way still but pleasant & spacious & airy. One can really feel the burgeoning century’s love-affair with new music in his notes, all of which are most serendipitous to hear. I felt my imagination hurrying through time to the dances of Regency England, & recreating the dance moves of gallant lords & passionate ladies in my mind. Instead, lets look at the information from scratch & see where we end up. ‘ A weighty title & real storehouse of county knowledge, which you can read in full here. 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