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No less than two hundered and eighty four listed buildings can be found in the East Lothian town of Haddington, earning it the Council of Archaeology Stamp of Preservation, an award held by only fifty British towns. The large number of significant 18th Century buildings in Haddington serve to affirm its repuation as one of the best preserved towns in Scotland.

One of the 284 listed buildings is St Mary's Parish Church which dates back to the 14th century and is the largest parish church in Scotland; another is Lennoxlove House, once home to the Duke and Duchess of Hamilton, now home to an oustanding collection of historical artefacts.

Haddington's history has not been straightforward, however. Despite its preserved state, Haddington has been burnt and ransacked on a number of occasions in history and several Scottish monarchs resided in the town.

The Parish Church is not Hadington's only link with the Reformation in Scotland - far from it. In fact, John Knox was born in the town, a man who went on to become the leader of the Reformation in the 16th Century.

Dead Souls

Dead Souls
Ian Rankin

A call from an old friend brings back memories and more than a little guilt for DI John Rebus. An old schoolfriend's son has gone missing, the ghost of Jack Morton is inhabiting Rebus' dreams, a part-time poisoner is terrorising the local zoo and a freed paedophile rouses the vigilantes. [ISBN 0752826840 / Pages: 482 / Paperback]

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