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Hawthornden Castle is a castle in Midlothian, Scotland. The central portions of the old province of Lothian in Scotland, centred around Edinburgh, became known as Midlothian, Scotland. ... Motto: (Latin for No one provokes me with impunity)1 Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official language(s) English, Gaelic, Scots 2 Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister of the UK Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I...

The castle is a mile to the east of Roslin on the banks of the North Esk. There is a tradition that King Robert the Bruce once found shelter in the caves underneath it. Roslin may refer to: Scotland: Roslin, Scotland, (sometimes spelt Rosslyn or Roslyn) a village in Midlothian, south of Edinburgh Roslin Castle Roslin Institute, where Dolly the Sheep was cloned Battle of Roslin, 1303 [1] People: Toros Roslin, a 13th century Armenian Byzantine style manuscript illuminator (active 1256-1268) Alexander Roslin... The River Esk is a river in the county of Lothian in Scotland. ... Robert I, King of Scots, usually known as Robert the Bruce (July 11, 1274 – June 7, 1329, reigned 1306 – 1329), was, according to a modern biographer (Geoffrey Barrow), a great hero who lived in a minor country. ...

Hawthornden Castle is in private hands, since the 1970s it has been the propery of Drue Heinz, the widow H. J. Heinz II. She allows writers to use it as a retreat [1]. Recent restoration work has used reclaimed stone available from the now-demolished Calendonian railway station in Edinburgh [2]. Drue Heinz is the publisher of the famous literary magazine The Paris Review, which was started in 1953 by Peter Matthiessen, Thomas H. Guinzburg, and Harold L. Humes, and edited until his death in 2003 by George Plimpton. ... Henry John Heinz II, best known as Jack Heinz, (1908–1987) was an American business executive and CEO of the H. J. Heinz Company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Scottish Gaelic: ) is the capital of Scotland and its second-largest city. ...


  1. ^ Hawthornden Castle Fellowship
  2. ^ Illustrated overview and restoration information

See also

  • Wallace's Cave

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