August 15th, 2010

A walk along the South Queensferry Branch

Photos taken during a walk from Newbridge to South Queensferry along the old South Queensferry Branch of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway on 15th August, 2010. At Kirkliston, I stopped to take a look at Kirkliston Parish Church. I'd have to say it's not a thing of any great beauty, having had various bits removed and added over the centuries, but it's certainly very ancient. I was in it once for a harvest service when I was at Kirkliston Primary School in the early 1970s, but I can't remember much about it apart from the musty smell and how old and dark the woodwork looked. My parents were non-religious, and churches were and remain very unfamiliar places to me. I could probably count on the fingers of both hands the number of times in my life I've been inside one.


The headquarters building of the Royal Bank of Scotland in St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh, on 15th August, 2010.

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