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EDINBURGH CASTLE

SCOTTISH NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL

This building was opened on 14th July 1927 as a memorial to the Scottish dead of the 1st World War 1914-18 by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII)

In the Middle Ages St. Mary's Church stood on this site. In 1540 it was converted into a munition house then demolished in 1755 to make room for the North Barracks.

The building was improved in 1863 by Robert Billings to give it a more picturesque appearance.

The army vacated the building in 1923 and Sir Robert Lorimer adapted it as the National Shrine.

The building also commemorates the men who fell in the Second World War 1939-45.

 

 
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