The History of Leith

October 2, 2007

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

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According to legend, David I founded the Palace as an Augustinian monastery in 1128. It is said that the king had a vision in which a cross, or ‘rood’, belonging to his mother St Margaret appeared between the antlers of an attacking stag. Hence the Abbey’s symbol – a stag’s head, with its horns framing a cross. for more click here

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