OTHER SCOTCLANS SITES
14 October 1788 - Today in 1788 the first steamboat experiment was held on Dalswinton Loch. Robert Burns was farming at Ellisland, just outside Dumfries, when he was invited by his landlord, Patrick Miller, to go out in a small experimental steamboat. The boat, which was fitted with an engine designed by William Symington, was the first paddle-propelled steamboat in the world, and Robert Burns was one of its first passengers »
The Kilt Walk
Edinburgh, Sunday 1st April 2007 at 1pmA sponsored charity walk through Scotland's Capital City with a swing in each step.
Starting at 11am from the Ross Theatre, West Princess Street Gardens.
Join us for The Rock Trust Kilt WalkTM! Its a new sponsored walk with a difference for all the family where you can proudly wear your kilt, along with hundreds of other kilted walkers, on a 5km route around some of Scotlands most famous sights.Starting and finishing at the Ross Theatre in Edinburghs West Princes Street Gardens, the route loops round the Gardens, past the back of Edinburgh Castle and onto the Castle Esplanade itself, before dropping back down to the finish directly below the mighty Castle ramparts!
The RouteThe Kilt Walks 5km circular course will take you past some of Scotlands most famous sights. Starting at the Ross Theatre in West Princes Street Gardens, youll walk around the Gardens, then cross over the railway via the footbridge behind the bandstand before walking below the Castle rock itself.
The route then winds its way round the back of the Castle to the head of the Lawnmarket on the historic Royal Mile. Youll then ascend Castle Hill, past the Camera Obscura, and onto the Castle Esplanade before dropping back down into Princes Street Gardens and passing the Floral Clock on the way back to the finish at The Ross Theatre.
Enter Now!Entry fees are as follows:
Family Ticket: £16.49 - up to 2 adults and 3 children (12 years and under)
The quickest and easiest way is to enter online using a credit or debit card at www.kiltwalk.org.