Messages from WW2 soldiers at Dundas Castle

Dundas Castle

Dundas Castle

We recently visited Dundas Castle – located in South Queensferry this castle is now the stately home of Sir Jack and Lady Stewart-Clark, but was formerly a home of Clan Dundas

 

view of Forth Bridge from Dundas Castle

view of Forth Bridge from Dundas Castle

The commanding views over the Forth made this castle an important part of Scotland’s defence during the Second World War. In 1938 a German Luftwaffe raid on the Forth Road Bridge caused alarm and protection for this vital bridge was put into place, barrage balloons were floated around the bridge and an army headquarters was set up at Dundas Castle. For five long years soldier’s occupied Dundas Castle.

 

If you climb the steep stairs of the tower you will not only see amazing views but also messages left by the soldiers in the lead piping on the roof. Scratched over the long hours keeping watch on the incrediably important Forth Road Bridge.

Writing in the lead piping

Writing in the lead piping

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