Beyond Edinburgh

Scone Palace

Known as the crowing place of Scottish kings, Robert the Bruce was crowned in 1306 at Scone and the last coronation was of Charles II, when he accepted the Scottish crown in 1651.

Mavisbank House

After being destroyed in a fire in 1973 and left to ruin, this private historic mansion is being bought by compulsory purchase order and grounds are being taken over by public agencies in 2012 for

Hope Rooms

North Berwick's public function rooms used for local events such as fetes and coffee mornings.

The Hope Rooms also host film screenings and the North Berwick Youth Cafe meets here.

Hopetoun House

Palatial, stately home near South Queensferry overlooking the Firth of Forth (just West of the Forth Bridges), with large rambling grounds. Hopetoun is held under private charitable trust, but remains the stately home of the Earl of Hopetoun.

Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

Working passenger steam trainline, not far from Edinburgh, that is run by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society. Since Bo'ness station opened in 1981, the line has been gradually extended and stations built by the volunteer-led Society as a showcase of traditional steam rail travel. Railway buildings and infrastructure capture the setting of an earlier era in train travel. The train runs along the shores of the Forth, across the Avon Viaduct.