Tuesday 28th May,Dunbar Castle – Watercolour

We visited Dunbar and the surrounding John Muir Country park. It seemed a good idea to have a look at the harbour and the remains of the old castle which sits above it.

Once a mighty structure this place is now reduced to a vast heap of rubble. Its is interesting to note that many might argue that this unsafe place (it is fenced off and is home to thousands of nesting sea-birds) should be levelled yet the place has deep historical significance in our past, not least where Queen Mary was “abducted” by Bothwell and, to the surprise of the country, married him a few months later.