Last month I posted about a run I did to the coast around Edinburgh. Well the weather has improved so that I can continue my journey east. I only covered about 15 miles of coast but I found enough for two posts.
|The SV at Prestonpans|
|In Prestonpans I found what I hoped was a medieval dungeon but turns out to be a memorial to Scotland's nation poet, Robert Burns.|
|This is his family motto apparently. Eh, ok. I've never heard of it but "Bield" is a Scots word for house.|
|10C? that nearly spring in Scotland!|
|Preston tower house. 15th century. The English had a habit of burning it down over the years.|
|It is common to find a doocot (dovecote) near a castle or old house. This one has almost 1,000 nests so you'd never be short of meat.|
Preston mercat (market) cross. This indicates that the town is allowed to hold a market. After the Reformation the cross was replaced by a symbol, in this case, a unicorn.
|This was a coal mining area and this is a memorial to the men that toiled in the pits|
|Again the battlefield is now just a ploughed field.|
|The mural on a wall of the demolished Cockenzie Power Station tells the history of the town.|