St Andrews Castle was the official residence of Scotland’s leading bishop (and later archbishop) throughout the Middle Ages. Its scale demonstrated the power and wealth of the bishops, and it was the setting for many important events which determined the course of Scottish history. (From historic-scotland)
In the 10th century, the bishops of St Andrews gained overarching responsibility for the Scottish Church. Bishop Arnold (1160–2) began building a new cathedral on an unprecedented scale, and Bishop Roger (1189–1202) began the new castle as his official residence. (From historic-scotland)
This plaque is located right outside of the castle wall. Apparently Wishart’s story is one of the most famous ones there.
A few feet and just off the sidewalk is where that spot is marked. (Still can’t figure out why I never took a picture when I was there)
During the Wars of Independence with England, the castle suffered significant damage…
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