Letitia, the sailor’s daughter from Granton

Grim death, to please his liquorish palate Has taken my Lettice to put in his sallat. Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers; Edinburgh, 1990

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Aberdeen

Here lies Martin Elginbrod, Have mercy on my soul, Lord God, As I would do were I Lord God, And Thou were Martin Elginbrod. Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers; Edinburgh, 1990

The Tall Man from Dumfries

Here lies Andrew MacPherson, Wo was a peculiar person; He stood six foot two Without his shoe And he was slew, At Waterloo. Raymond Lamont-Brown: Scottish Epitaphs. Chambers; Edinburgh, 1990

the lion’s rest

A royal burial is a rare and special event in the history of a nation, a political cut after which a new chapter of history needs to be written. That goes without a doubt for most kings, not only the Scottish ones. Royal graves therefore seem of special importance, because they symbolise so much more... Continue Reading →

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