Edin to the city

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS - Cas­tle Dou­glas High

Seventy-four pupils and nine staff went on a three-day trip to Ed­in­burgh.

One of the groups vis­ited Holy­rood Palace while the other group went to see the par­lia­ment.

The group at the palace were given a tour which in­cluded the hall where peo­ple re­ceive their Queen’s hon­ours, the room where Darn­ley was mur­dered in 1567 and the beau­ti­ful gar­dens.

Un­for­tu­nately they did not get to see the rooms where the Queen lives.

Group two was at a meet-and-greet with Fin­lay Car­son MSP who an­swered ques­tions with en­thu­si­asm. They were then taken into the cham­ber where MSPs were de­bat­ing a num­ber of is­sues, one of which was ed­u­ca­tion.

After din­ner in a res­tau­rant with a stun­ning view of Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle, pupils headed to a ghost walk on the Royal Mile.

Fri­day be­gan with a re­ver­sal of the groups vis­it­ing Holy­rood Palace and the par­lia­ment.

After lunch they headed to the Cam­era Ob­scura which most found mind-bog­gling. They were treated to a fan­tas­tic view of the city.

After tak­ing in the Royal Mile they headed for din­ner be­fore a trip to Ocean Ter­mi­nal. At The Board­walk they had the choice of roller-blad­ing, skate­board­ing, scooter­ing or BMXing.

Satur­day saw them head to the cas­tle for the fi­nal part of the trip. They were able to see the crown jew­els, the stone of des­tiny and the fa­mous can­non Mons Meg.

Wearily they headed back to the bus after a busy but en­joy­able time and em­barked on the jour­ney home.

Calvin Low­den said: “I loved the at­mos­phere of the city and ev­ery­thing we did.”

Mrs Bowles, who or­gan­ised the trip, added: “The pupils were amaz­ing; great fun to be with and ex­cel­lent am­bas­sadors.”

Tak­ing in the sights Pupils visit Holy­rood Palace

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