Fey - Faire - Fairy Glen Near Roslin Aka Rosslyn Chapel

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    NINE MILE BURN

    Nine Miles South East of Roslin is the start of the river North Esk,
    the name Esk fairly common as it derives from
    the Gaelic for Water, Iska or Eska.​

    A handfull of Streams and Burns coming
    from the near by Pentland Hills near by,
    allow this once little stream to fill the ancient water course
    formed by the glacier melts of the last Ice age.​

    The area is named Nine Mile Burn,
    as it is nine Miles to Roslin.​

    And old Celtic tradition
    to mark nine mile perimeter
    around a Sacred Site,
    as well the fact in Celtic
    and even more recent times.​

    Folk would travel from place to place
    following streams and riverways.​

    No doubt a site of signifigance pre Chistianity,
    it marked on old maps as Fairy Glen.​

    And local history accounts for a near by farm
    likely once owned the Knights Templar,
    a Hospice for travellers run by the Knights Hospitallers.​

    To a fond place
    for old Gypsy travellers
    to find sanctuary,
    and where Newhall House
    stands today some believe
    to have been a Cistercian Monastery,
    likely connected to Newbattle Abbey
    closer to Edinburgh.​

    A favoured place for Writers
    to meet and be inspired
    by the wonderful landscape here,
    and the setting for local writer Alan Ramsay's
    The Little Shepard.​

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