Some tourists still remain in Scotland and I joined a few this afternoon visiting
Dunblane cathedral, now re-opened after the peak of the pandemic.
It dates back to the 11th century and this is the first time in its history it had been forced to close. Even during the Black Death it remained open.
One of the highlights are the series of brass plaques placed in the floor of the high altar to the graves of Margaret Drummond, mistress to King James IV of Scotland and her two sisters who were all poisoned. ( See extra)
The story goes that this was political intrigue over Royal marriages though a more mundane explanation is that the sisters died of food poisoning.
But then the Victorians loved a bit of melodrama and were not prepared to let the facts stand in the way of a good story. Also the Drummonds were a major benefactor of the cathedral.
Over the years I have visited the cathedral many times and enjoyed innumerable concerts there, like the Greenlandic choir.
Link Link: Greelandic choir performing in Dunblane cathedral