The History of Leith

August 29, 2007

Burns birls in his grave

For 10 years I visited Edinburgh every August, stayed at the Balmoral Hotel at the north end of Princes Street, took Buster for his early morning walk up Calton Hill and ended our excursion in the Old Calton Burial Ground. We spent a few minutes among the graves of Scottish enlightenment, paid our respects to the statue of Abraham Lincoln, which celebrates the Scots who died fighting for the Union in the American civil war, and returned for breakfast, physically tired but spiritually refreshed. Not any more. A notice has appeared by the cemetery gate. It announces that acting under the powers conferred on it by the Scottish Civic Government Act of 1982, the Edinburgh Corporation has made it an indictable offence to bring a dog into a cemetery or churchyard. for more click here

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