Sunday, 13 March 2016

Castles, Cashmere and Cathedrals

Those three items are important to the history of Elgin and might well be important to writers of stories for this competition. A knowledge of Elgin and 18th or 19th century will be a huge advantage to entrants, which might well put some people off. There's a £350 prize on offer, plus the possibility of paid publication.

I haven't (yet) been to Elgin, but I have visited a few castles and cathedrals...

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  1. Interesting comp - have only been on a fleeting visit to Elgin on our way back south.

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    1. Perhaps we'll get to see it on our next trip, Rosemary - on our way to see you!

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  2. Hi Patsy - I've never been that far north ... but I imagine a tour round those northerly Scottish coasts would be amazingly beautiful as well as very educational (historically) ... cheers Hilary

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    1. That very tour is something we hope to do later this year, Hilary.

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  3. In a comment to another blogger moments ago, I was whining, uh, lamenting that we have no castles on this side of the pond. So sad.

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    1. A shame for you, Mac - though I'm sure you have lotsof other things worth seeing.

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  4. Sounds a wonderful place to visit, Patsy, and I'm sure if a writer has visited it they will be sure to have got inspiration for a story.

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    1. I think that just the act of travelling helps open us up to ideas, Carol.

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  5. I used to own an Elgin watch, the nearest I've been to the town of the same name.

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