Scotland the Brave

Because it’s St Andrews Day

(and because I usually post a music video for singers who have a birthday today but a quick trawl through YouTube for something from Billy Idol came up with nothing I liked).

18 Responses to Scotland the Brave

  1. pdm says:

    What is the Castle HP? I suspect the back (that is the opposite side to Princes St.) of Edinburgh Castle but then again there are hundreds in Scotland.

  2. homepaddock says:

    PDM – I thought it was Edinburgh too but that’s only a guess.

  3. pdm says:

    It is definitely not Edinburgh Castle I have just googled the castle and Wikipedia has photos from North, South, East & West. None of them are like that. May be something to include in next weeks quiz because I have no idea other than to say it is not Stirling Castle either.

  4. pdm says:

    Of course if you make it a question we need to know the answer don’t we.

  5. Richard says:

    Not Edinburgh/Stirling-too much grass. Have put the question to the Black Watch regimental forum and await replies-members there love a challenge like this one.
    Will report back

  6. homepaddock says:

    This website: http://www.rampantscotland.com/castles/blcastles_index.htm has 130 photos of castles but you have to go through them one by one. I’d rather wait for the Black Watch so solve the puzzle.

  7. Richard says:

    HP:The Black Watch are working on it. But in the mean time look at this- remind you of NZ

  8. homepaddock says:

    Richard, easy to see why the Scots felt at home in Otago.

    I await the Black Watch’s answer with interest.

  9. pdm says:

    HP – will you put it up on a newer post?

  10. From the Edinburgh area,glad your boys liked our wonderful country,they certainly covered a lot of ground,we all know the castles but I leave the archivist to tell you.
    The country suffered minus five last night,need to barricade for the winter onslaught

  11. Richard says:

    According to Chalky White the hard working moderator of the BW forum it is Drummond Castle in Crieff, Perthshire.

    http://www.drummondcastlegardens.co.uk/

    Drummond Castle Gardens are considered to be the best formal gardens in Scotland.
    Thank you Chalky

  12. homepaddock says:

    Thank you Richard and I second your thanks to Chalky.

  13. pdm says:

    I went trhough Crieff 5 years ago with my cousin and her husband. We probably went past the Castle Drummond but I do not recall them pointing it out. Will go for a drive and have a look next time we are up there.

  14. pdm says:

    ps – my cousin and her husband live in Dunblane.

  15. Paul Tremewan says:

    If you have chosen White Wedding by Billy Idol, I am sure there would have been far less confusion!!! … Not so much for Rebel Yell, though!

  16. homepaddock says:

    Welcome back Paul. I started listening to White Wedding – that’s one of the ones which made me choose Scotland the Brave instead.

  17. Chalky says:

    pdm,

    The Castle is not in Crieff town as such. More the area. Put PH7 4HZ into Google maps or Multi Map.

    Below is their website:

    http://www.drummondcastlegardens.co.uk/site/?view=2

    Glad you like our country

    Chalky

  18. homepaddock says:

    Chalky, thank you for doing the detective work.

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