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Edinburgh, Scotland

posted 9 Nov 2017, 09:58 by Lodzer Shabbat-Bulletin


Edinburgh, Scotland

Follow in the footsteps of legends

The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.

I fell in love with it the first day I played it. There's just no other golf course that is even remotely close.

Jack Nicklaus, Open Champion 1970, 1978

My son Andrew flew over to Scotland this last weekend for a few days.

Picture of St. Andrews golf course.  Andrew is an avid golfer./Isi Davis


"a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design"

Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills in Edinburgh, Scotland which form most of Holyrood Park.

Holyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the city. It is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace.

The parks highest point is Arthur’s Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251 m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort.  This is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago.  With its diverse range of flora and geology it is also site of Special Scientific Interest.

Within the park you can also visit St Anthony’s Chapel - a 15th century medieval chapel, Salisbury Crags – a series of 150 foot cliff faces dominating Edinburgh’s skyline as well as Duddingston Loch – a freshwater loch rich in birdlife.

Andrew with his friend on top of Arthur's seat

which is next to Holyrood castle Edinburgh Scotland./Isi Davis


Scotland’s national drink - Scotch whisky - 'The Water of Life'

The Scots used it to heal common ailments and keep warm throughout the winter. The British taxed it to help fund their government. And now, Scottish whisky exports make up one quarter of the UK’s international food and drink trade.

While in Edinburgh Andrew went to a scotch tasting evening with his sister Laura.

Just as Rabbi Eli, my son knows his scotch./Isi Davis


Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day or Poppy Day, commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war. Two minutes of silence is marked on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, which is the anniversary of the ending of the First World War in 1918 between the Allies and Germany.

Remembrance Sunday, the main day of observance, takes place on the Sunday nearest to the 11th November, with services across the country.

Scotland’s national remembrance ceremony takes place on Remembrance Sunday, with the laying of wreaths by national, local, and military leaders at the Stone of Remembrance, beside St Giles Cathedral.

A services parade, led by veterans, with pipes and drums of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and 2 Scots, will leave Edinburgh Castle Esplanade shortly after 10:30am and march to the Service and Ceremony at the Stone of Remembrance.

Spirit of 1914

"if it be life that waits, I shall live forever unconquered.

If death, I shall die at last, strong in my pride and free"