10th August 16 George Street
"After a pleasant trip we reached this beautiful city which
remembrance will bring to mind: its
Princes St and the flowers, the
Castle and the
and other points will come to your mind at once.
We were warned to take very warm clothing but unusual
for Scotland it has been very hot - the hottest for 50 years
we were told - the young women going about with muslin dresses
& no sleeves, like
We went to Abbottsford (sic) Dryburgh in the Abbey of which rests Sir W
Scott & Genl Haig. The country is beautiful and the
farmers so thrifty-looking. We motored up from
Newcastle, also a busy clean city.
The Tyne has 100 boats idle yet there seems to be much building,
steelworks, etc. Vickers & Armstrong has a huge munitions plant
here, which we passed going up the river.
We have gone thro' some lovely churches buy by choice went last Sunday
where the Covenant was signed & saw the Martyrs Monument.
We shall be here until 17th & then go to Aberdeen & the north. We
have some relatives there too.
The thing I notice chiefly is the courtesy of the people here.