Sunday, 7 July 2013

Carberry Hill

This stone, at the edge of a wood on Carberry Hill, marks the place where, after her husband Bothwell's escape, Marie Stuart mounted her horse and surrendered to the Lords of the Congregation, on the afternoon of 15th June 1567. Seldom visited, this place is best visited on foot, or even better on horseback. It used to be my favorite ride. The views from the summit are remarkable; in one direction Fa'Side Castle and across the firth to Fife. In the other Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, and the Pentland Hills.