National Geographic : 1932 Aug
© Donald McLeish ANCIENT CARVED STONES ADORN THE WALLS OF LEITH Almost as old as Edinburgh itself is the port which saw many invaders land to march on the Castle. The lower panel bears the heraldic arms of the Mariners of the Port, a memento of its commercial ascendancy some 250 years ago. The upper panel is older still and is inscribed with the year of the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Beneath is a 16th-century ship. Photograph by Inglis, Edinburgh THE CHARM OF QUEEN MARY CLINGS TO HOLYROOD This is Queen Mary's workbox, which sheused tomake the "frivolous embroidery" of which John Knox complained (see text, page 224). Beside it is Lord Darnley's glove, herfather's hat, which hewore when hewent disguised as a beggar amongthe people, and thebottle inwhich the gay and tragic queen was reputedtocollect hertears when shewept.