SGS trip to St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

We have an exciting visit to St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh planned for Saturday 16th May.  Please meet at the West door (Parliament square) of St Giles for 1:20pm and tour will begin at 1.30pm. After the tour there will be an opportunity to have tea or coffee in the café at St Giles and a chance to meet other members and friends of the society. The event will finish about 4pm.

Please reserve your space and email your confirmation to sgs-chair@hotmail.com by 30th April.

Costs £6 for SGS members and £8 for non-members – please pay on the day. Price includes photography charge

Some info about St Giles

St Giles’ has been at the heart of Edinburgh for almost 900 years. From a small parish church it developed into a place which was frequented by Kings and Queens, where John Knox preached and where the English Civil War was started. To this day it plays an important part in the life of a nation. This is where Queen Elizabeth II received the Scottish Crown Jewels in 1953, where the Stone of Destiny was displayed when it was first returned to Scotland in 1997, and where, to this day, every Knight of the Thistle is installed by Her Majesty.

Highlights include the John Knox statue and window, the Robert Burns window created by Leifur Breidfjord, the angels playing bagpipes, the Robert Louis Stevenson plaque and one of over seventy Green Men.