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Today's historical jaunt took me to St Fillan's Parish Church in Aberdour, neighbour to Aberdour Castle, part of which you can see just over the wall.

The church dates back to the early twelfth century and was granted to Inchcolm Abbey at its foundation in 1123. Originally a narrow rectangle, the church has been altered several times over its lifetime and was restored in 1925-6. Parts of the castle date from around 1200, making Aberdour one of the two oldest datable standing castles in Scotland, along with Castle Sween in Argyll, which was built at around the same time. The castle is largely the creation of the Douglas Earls of Morton who held Aberdour from the 14th century and it is now in the care of Historic Scotland.

The two visitors to the church are considerably younger...
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