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Abbey strand buildings to be transformed

Historic buildings which form part of the palace of Holyroodhouse complex are to be transformed into a new learning centre

The historic abbey strand buildings, which between the 17th and 19th centuries were a weapons store and housed debtors and impoverished families, are now under protective cover as work starts on a new learning centre.

For centuries these buildings have been closely associated with the history of the palace of Holyroodhouse, and some of Edinburgh’s most colourful characters have passed through their doors – from medieval monks and royal courtiers, to debtors hiding from the law.

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In the May/June issue of History Scotland we present the latest research from experts in the fields of Scottish history, heritage and archaeology, as well as news, opinion, book reviews and upcoming history events. Highlights include: · The tragic attempt by the tobacco heir David Guthrie Dunn to sail around the world in his small yacht, Southern Cross, in 1930 · A fresh contribution to the ongoing debate as to where the elusive abbey of Selkirk was situated during its brief existence in the early 12th century · A new study of the causes and consequences of the devastating famine of 1623 Plus: Family history advice, archaeology dig reports and finds analysis, National Records of Scotland column and lots more…