Loretto Junior School's Year 7 visited The Palace of Holyrood this morning as part of their History project on Mary, Queen of Scots.
Standing at the end of Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile, this fine palace is the home of Scottish royal history.
The pupils explored the magnificent historic and State Apartments, the romantic ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey and the remarkable royal gardens.
Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short reign. Today, the State Apartments are used regularly by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining.