Grampian - Prehistoric Sites

Included in this category of our heritage guide to Grampian are Pictish carved stones and crosses - one of the most fascinating features of the Aberdeenshire and Moray region. Grampian is extraordinarily rich in 'ancient' sites, with numerous examples of cairns, burial mounds, and stone circles dotted about the landscape. Why is the region so well-supplied with these ancient monuments? One simple answer is that Aberdeenshire and Moray were settled earlier and more densely than the Highland regions to the north and west. The sheer weight of numbers of ancient peoples resulted in much greater numbers of ancient sites that survive today.











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Cross Keys Hotel
Kelso, Borders

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In 1678-81 this clergyman claimed to have knowledge of a 'Popish Plot' to kill Charles II



24 September, 1930

Noel coward's Private Lives opens

First performance is held at the Phoenix Theatre, London. Coward would go on to be one of the most popular dramatists and lyricists of the 20th century

Her implication in the Catholic Babington Plot led to her execution





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