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Stirling – The Church of the Holy Rude

The Church of the Holy Rude was founded in 1129 and it is the second oldest building in the city after Stirling castle. On 29 July 1567 the infant son of Mary, Queen of Scots, was crowned James VI of Scotland here.

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, also called St Mungo’s Cathedral was built before the Reformation from the late 12th century onwards and is located beside the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Kirk of St Nicholas

The Kirk of St Nicholas is a historic church located in the city centre of Aberdeen. St Nicholas was chosen as the patron saint of Aberdeen, as a miracle attributed to him was the rescue of some sailors in a storm.

St. Machar Cathedral

St. Machar’s Cathedral is chiefly built of outlayer granite and is located to the north of the Aberdeen city centre in the former burgh of Old Aberdeen.  In 1305 William Wallaces’ body was cut up and sent to different corners of the country to warn other dissenters. His left quarter ended up in Aberdeen and is buried in the walls of the cathedral. The church is under the care of Historic Scotland, and contain an important group of late medieval bishops’ tombs.

An autumn day in the graveyard in Aberdeen