Edinburgh International Harp Festival
The venue for the Edinburgh International Harp Festival this week - Merchiston Castle School, on the southern outskirts of Edinburgh. It's a boys' boarding school the rest of the time, very strong in rugby. This week it's populated by harp players (and harp-carriers like myself) from all over the world.
The headmaster gets rather a lovely house, complete with a bit of ivy-clad castle ruin in the back garden.
The ruin is part of Colinton Castle, built in the 16th century, destroyed by Oliver Cromwell in 1650, rebuilt, then destroyed again in the 18th century on the instructions of the Scottish painter Naysmith to create a picturesque ruin.