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An intricate pattern of ribs and bosses adorns the vaulted ceiling of the presbytery.  The central boss positioned directly above the high alter is a representation of the Holy Trinity attended by two angels.  To the west is St Andrew holding the cross and reading clockwise are St Bartholomew holding the flaying knife, St Peter [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 22nd 2014

Melrose Abbey, in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Border country, was founded in the twelfth century by the Cistercian order of monks. They were drawn to this fertile spot beside the River Tweed through its intimate associations with the holy men St Aidan and St Cuthbert. The Abbey grew to be one [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 21st 2014

This maze was designed in 1980 by John Scofield and planted with 1500 Leyland Cypress trees donated by NICHOLAS SAUNDERS.  The first tree was planted by Anna Vaughan, the youngest child in the Traquair school.  In 1982 after an extremely severe frost two thirds of the Leyland Cypress died and were replanted with Beech.
The maze [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 20th 2014

Scott & Shackleton:

We are Pygmy goats originally from the Cameroon Valley in Africa. We love to frolick and climb things and are very friendly.
We eat greens and special grains and like to be cosy when it is cold.
We have been named after the famous explorers, Scott who led an expedition to the North Pole [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 19th 2014

Once a pleasure ground for Scottish Kings in times of peace, the a refuge for Catholic priests in times of terror, the Stuarts of Traquair supported Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.
Imprisoned, fined and isolated for their beliefs, their home, untouched by time, reflects the tranquility of their family [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 18th 2014

Friendship is a single tree under which many can enjoy the shade.
From a Thousand Paths to friendship by David Baird

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 16th 2014

22 Comments CherryPie on Feb 3rd 2014

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