Stephanie (stephsicola) wrote in lostark,


Hey, have been lurking for a little while and thought I'd introduce myself.

My full name is Stephanie Cummins Wolfe. Mostly English, but the Cummins side is obviously Scottish. My grandfather had extreme pride in his heritage, and I can't tell you how many times I heard the story of John the Red's murder at Dumfries.

So, when it comes to 14th century Scottish history, I'm a big supporter of Wallace, and not so much a big fan of the Bruce. Still something to get in a heated argument about.

Anyways, so I've always fostered a love of Scottish history. Most of my knowledge is from that era, but I'm always trying to learn more.

I don't claim direct ancestry to John the Red, I just know that somewhere, we're related. At some point, I want to start looking into the geneology, because let's face it, it would be neat to find a direct ancestor so close to the throne.

Anyways, I have a question: At the foot of Arthur's seat, on the other side from the University, there are some ruins. I've tried tracking down detailed information on those ruins, but haven't been very successful. Does anyone know anything about these ruins? Also, if anyone knew any stories behind the monuments on the top of Arthur's Seat, I'd be curious to hear those as well.
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Are they the ones near Holyrood? if so they are possibly Holyrood Abbey.
No, I've been to Holyrood, which isn't exactly at the base of the mountain. The ruins I'm talking about are almost on the hillside itself.
It looks like that it could be it, with Arthur's seat in the background and to the right. Thanks!
The wonders of google and a vague memory that I had seen it! :-)