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In Bruce’s footsteps


Earlier this month Emma Bowie, Events & Recruitment Officer at Edinburgh Castle, met with Gregor Ewing as he arrived at the castle as part of his 1,000 mile trek following in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce.

Marking the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, Gregor and his faithful border collie Meg have recently completed a nine week walk that covered the breadth of the country. Here’s what Gregor had to say about his experience:

Gregor Ewing and his dog Meg at Edinburgh Castle

Gregor and Meg are welcomed at Edinburgh Castle

If you’re feeling inspired by Gregor’s adventure you may want to begin your own walk – check out our Homecoming 2014 leaflet Following in the Family Footsteps for 15 historic trails.

You can keep up to date with Gregor and Meg on their Facebook page.


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Jean Burke

Jean works in the marketing department focusing mainly on our events programme. She mostly blogs about upcoming events, campaigns and all the wonderful goings-on at Historic Scotland.

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