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The Roannais to Scotland

Since the old days of Bonnie Prince Charlie the Scots have had a close and sympathetique relationship with France.

In fact, they hold regular French markets during the weekends and holiday season, featuring a huge range of French produce from different regions.

From our base in the Roannais near Lyon it is just a 2-hour flight to Edinburgh into the grand capital of Scotland, and easy access to the wonderful Scottish Highlands.

There is even a suburb of Edinburgh called Little France. It is on the A7 approximately 4 miles south of the city centre.
This area falls within the parish of Liberton in the south-east of the city. It acquired its name from members of the entourage brought to Scotland from France by Mary, Queen of Scots, who took up residence there. The French left the city following the Siege of Leith under the terms of the Treaty of Edinburgh (just a little snippet of information!)

So, recently we flew off to Scotland for a 3-day stay in Edinburgh, and then a drive through the highlands up to Elgin on the north coast in Morayshire.

Edinburgh is a fun, cosmopolitan city with great history, architecture, and atmosphere. It’s a busy place most of the time as there are always events going on, including the famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh Festival, and The Edinburgh Fringe (a comedy and theatre event which takes over the entire city!), just to name three key ones during each year.

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