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Month: May 2013

Seton Collegiate Church

DSC_8031A Historic Scotland Property.

Good For

Learning about the history of the area – battle of Preston Pans is not far away. Also good to stop on the way past. Could form part of a walk up from the coast.

Not So Good For

A day out. There isn’t that much there. Although it is a lovely spot there is the noise from the motorway, A road and railway. The day we were there there were people on trials bike in the field next door.

Practicing Back To Front

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As with many of the best things I can’t remember how I stumbled on it but a few weeks ago I came across a TED talk by Simon Sinek called “How great leaders inspire action“. I was so impressed with this simple idea that I went on to buy Simon’s book “Start With Why“. The idea is so simple that I don’t think it stretches all the way to a book though. I can state it here in just a few lines along with Simon’s golden circle diagram and you can watch the video below.

Blackness Castle

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Historic Scotland Property.

Good For

Views of Forth bridges and lots of fresh air. Castle is really curious. Walking in woods along the coat to the East.

Not So Good For

If there is a cold wind then it is really exposed so would not be very pleasant. Check opening times with Historic Scotland website first.

Last Visit

Lovely visit on Sunday 5th May 2013 having tried to visit House of Binns but it wasn’t open. Lunch in the van then around castle and walk in woods.