Edinburgh and the surrounding area are well supplied with golf courses.
The City of Edinburgh owns six public courses including Braid Hills, Carrick Knowe, Craigentinny, Portobello, Princes and Silverknowes.
Braid Hills is a popular leisure area in southwest Edinburgh, renowned for its panoramic views over the city as well as for its golf course.
The 'T-wood' is situated in the picturesque Swanston Conservation area, south of Edinburgh city centre.
Click here to find pictures of the 'T-wood'.
Jane Eyre is an extremely well-known novel by Charlotte Brontë. It was first published in 1847 under the pen name "Currer Bell".
The Braid Hills Hotel stands on a hill above Pentland Terrace and Comiston Road in Edinburgh and has excellent views over the city.
It was built in 1886 to accommodate golfers visiting the golf courses nearby.
The Western Isles is another name for the Outer Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Siar), a chain of more than a hundred islands situated off the west coast of Scotland. They include Lewis and Harris (one island), Barra, and the St. Kilda group of islands (which are uninhabited).
The Outer Hebrides are separated from the Inner Hebrides (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan a-staigh) by the Minch, the Little Minch and the Sea of the Hebrides.
They remain one of the strongholds of Scottish Gaelic with just over 60% of the population speaking the language.
Listen on Spotify to the Scottish Gaelic song Is Gaidheal Mi.
The bust bodice (sometimes shortened to B.B.) was a garment with straps, often lightly boned, which was designed to support the breasts. It was worn from the 1890s onwards and became particularly popular in Edwardian times.
The first brassieres were manufactured in America in 1914, but versions of the bust-bodice were still being worn in the 1920s.
Click here to see a bust bodice.
Punishing schoolchildren by making them copy out poetry or 'lines' (sometimes the same line over and over again) was a common practice in certain schools for a large part of the 20th century.
Along the bridge Lord Marmion rode,/Proudly his red-roan charger trode,
His helm hung at the saddle bow;/Well by his visage you might know
He was a stalwart knight and keen,/And had in many a battle been.
Mr Rochester is the man whom Jane falls in love with in the novel Jane Eyre.
The concept of the sphinx existed in both Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt: the Greek version was a malevolent monster who punished the people of Thebes by setting a riddle and then devouring those who were unable to solve it; the Egyptian version was a more benevolent guardian of tombs or religious temples.
The Greek Sphinx had the face and breasts of a woman, the haunches of a lion, the wings of an eagle and a serpent-like tail whilst the Egyptian sphinx was generally depicted as a man with a lion's body.
In common parlance, the term 'the Sphinx' often refers to the Great Sphinx of Giza situated on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile.
Sandy seems to have the Greek Sphinx in mind as she holds her imaginary conversation with Mr. Rochester.
Cramond is a coastal village located in northwest Edinburgh where the River Almond flows into the Firth of Forth.
This is the opening line of 'The Shepherd' by William Blake (1757-1827), the innovative English poet, painter, printmaker and mystic.
The poem was first published in 1789 in Blake's well-known Songs of Innocence, and then republished in 1794 in the extended volume, Songs of Innocence and Experience.
How sweet is the Shepherd's sweet lot!/From the morn to the evening he strays,
He shall follow his sheep all the day,/And his tongue shall be filled with praise.
For he hears the lambs' innocent call,/And he hears the ewes' tender reply;
He is watchful while they are in peace/For they know when their Shepherd is nigh.
The words have been set to music on numerous occasions; one such setting is the "Pastoral - The Shepherd" by William Havergal Brian (1876-1972), published in 1922.
Anna Pavlova (1882*-1931) was a highly acclaimed Russian ballerina who danced with the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballet Russes of Serge Diaghilev. In 1912 she settled in London and formed her own touring company.
* many sources say 1881
Once a separate village, Corstorphine is now part of the city of Edinburgh, situated about 3 miles west of Princes Street.
It was once the site of the 14th century Corstorphine Castle which was demolished in 1797.
The introduction of women police officers in England and Wales seems to have been a gradual and patchy process which began in 1914 with the establishment in London of the Women's Police Volunteeers (changed in 1915 to the Women's Police Service).
In a parliamentary session in 1922 Sir Edward Shortt suggested that women police officers could be dispensed with in London on the grounds that their work could be done by policemen's wives. Lady Astor retorted that policemen did not choose their wives on the basis of their suitability for patrolling streets or escorting prisoners!
It has been estimated that by 1936 there were just 175 female police officers in England and Wales.
The situation in Scotland seems less clear, although it is known that the first policewoman in Glasgow was appointed in 1915.
Here the teacher is using one of the direct methods for teaching Latin and Greek advocated by the pioneering schoolmaster and classical scholar William Henry Denham (W.H.D.) Rouse(1863-1950).
Rouse was instrumental in the establishment of the Association for the Reform of Latin Teaching (ARLT) in 1913.
One of his techniques was to set Latin verse to well-known children's song tunes. He believed that this promoted pupils' understanding of linguistic rhythms and developed their vocabulary.
For the verse quoted above, Rouse suggested the tune Jiggety Jog to Market.
Rouse also suggested singing the following lines to the tune of 'Oh My Darling Clementine':
Ecce Caesar nunc triumphat qui subegit Gallias
ecce turbam nunc reducit quae refert victoriam.
hunc Strabonem nominamus clarum ocellis paetulis
dexter ad septentriones, laevus austrum prospicit.
It has numerous places of historical interest and was once well known for its locally caught smoked haddock euphemistically known as 'Crail Capon'.
It tells the story of the Battle of Prestonpans which took place during the Second Jacobite Rising in 1745 when an army led by Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) defeated the forces of George II.
'Johnnie Cope' is Sir John Cope, the leader of the British government troops.
Click here for one version of the lyrics.
Listen on Spotify to one version of the song