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    Talking Castledykes (Dumfries Castle!)

    a few weeks ago Emma an ai

    took the weans oot fur a walk an a wee exploration....


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    Dumfries used tae have a castle...

    (no maire- it is lang gone...)

    the area is ca'd Castledykes...

    roon this plaque reads; "Site Of Royal Castle Of Dumfries

    Built in 1186 By William The Lion"



    inside reads; "In The Wars Of Scottish Independence

    It Was Re-Taken From The English

    By Wallace in 1297

    And By Bruce in 1306

    The Castle Was Recorded

    As Waste in 1335."


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    later... the area was a sandstane quary...

    noo it has lovely gairdens...


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    this wus still in winter say it is no as green an bonny...

    from the mound ya can see the River Nith...


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    alsa oan the mound...

    there used tae bae a statue o' Robert The Bruce...


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    the new statue (proposed!)

    Robertson The Bruce

    an his Mighty Steed

    Taffee The Daft!


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    the gairdens doon where the quarry wuz....


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    this is a very bonny place in the summer...

    we will have tae return tae get piccies again...


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    alaing yin wa'

    they have these auld paintings

    tellin' the story...

    (the weather has done some damage o'er the years...)

    This yin Says: "In 1186, King William The Lion Visits His Fortress At Castledykes....

    The King Grants A Charter To Dumfries Making It A Royal Burgh."


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    the second yin reads: "Bruce Slays The Red Comyn in Greyf'all Monastery, Dumfries, 1306...

    Bruce Decides To Fight For Scotland's Freedom.... And The Crown!"


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