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SPRING 2013 Bulletin

Here is our latest bulletin following the updating of this website with new routes and maps.

In particular we bring your attention to

  • St Columba’s Way, a great new route of nearly 200 miles,  , from the Isle of Iona to St Andrews.
  • A further shorter route to Rosslyn Chapel.
  • And various news items

ST COLUMBA’S WAY- IONA TO ST ANDREWS

The Isle of Iona, the famous monastic settlement started by St Columba and the burial place of Scottish kings, has long been a popular destination for visitors. This new trail links Iona across Scotland with that other great pilgrimage centre, St Andrews, nearly 200 miles of quiet roads and tracks through some of Scotland’s finest scenery. See details of trail in ROUTES and PHOTOS on website.

 

The Rosslyn Chapel Way (to Edinburgh by east route)

This easy but “off the beaten track” route starts  at famous Rosslyn Chapel,and progresses  mainly along surfaced former railway tracks or quiet roads past historic sites, like Craigmillar castle, until a short climb up Arthur’s Seat for a magnificent view over Edinburgh.

If you are already in Edinburgh consider a “round trip” going to Rosslyn by the Rosslyn Chapel Route (16.6 kms) and returning by St Wilfrid’s Way (23 kms) . See St Wilfrid’s Way-Rosslyn Chapel to Edinburgh.

See details of trail in ROUTES and PHOTOS on website.

 

NEW ROUTES COMING -help needed.

We are currently worth researching new routes to St Andrews, from Hexham, Stranraer, Carlisle, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

Can you help research these routes?

 

Pilgrim Experiences

We do not have many records of the experiences of the pilgrims who visited St Andrews in the 500 years before the Reformation.  This is not surprising since pilgrims will have taken their records back home where hopefully some survive in libraries throughout Europe.

Can you help identify these records?

 

Questionnaire

In cooperation with the Confraternity of St James based in London, we’re putting together a questionnaire which will go out to those who have been on the Camino, or who have shown an interest in going on pilgrimage routes.

Please let us know the topics you would like to raise, also if you would like to take part in the questionnaire?

 

BETTER PHOTOS OF ST ANDREWS AND ALONG THE WAY

Our photographs on the website could be better.

Have you got any? Please provide through CONTACT US on the website.

 

And, finally, do keep up with us on Facebook.

Regards

 

The Secretary, The Way of St Andrews, Edinburgh, Scotland