Our recent trip to Scotland started and ended in Edinburgh. We stayed on the Royal Mile, said to be a ‘Scots mile long’ which connects two royal residences – Edinburgh Palace and Holyrood House. When the Queen is in Edinburgh, she does official business at Holyrood. The royal mile is also home to cathedrals and churches, parliaments, law courts, shops, cafes and pubs. Since our time in Edinburgh was limited, we spent most of it on the mile, where we ate all of our meals at local pubs and in the lovely Scotsman Hotel, former home of the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotsman newspapers. My time to photograph was limited so my “must have” shots of the city skyline were taken from Calton Hill. Other images were taken from the Old Calton Burial Ground, which is the resting place for historian and philosopher David Hume (as well as many other notables) and includes the Scottish-American Soldiers Monument. This monument was dedicated in August 1893 to Scots who fought and died in the American Civil War and is the only monument to the American Civil War outside of the United States.