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Scenes From Scotland: Edinburgh and North Berwick

Edinburgh Castle and part of the Old Town. (Kim Traynor/Public Domain)
Edinburgh Castle and part of the Old Town. (Kim Traynor/Public Domain)

I’ve been to Scotland several times and my visits have often coincided with the playing of golf’s oldest major event, The Open Championship. Amazingly, this...


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