Yesterday, Oliver Dowden was in Edinburgh to meet ministers in @ScotParl , as part of his role in strengthening the Union. He also visited @ShortbreadHouse & @edbeerfactory - two examples of Scottish food & drink enjoyed across the UK, whose success depends on a strong union.
#OTD in 1650 a skirmish took place at Arthur’s Seat. Oliver Cromwell's troops had marched up the east coast with their sights on Edinburgh. They met Scottish troops on the slopes of Arthur's Seat & a fight ensued. Cromwell’s army fell back to Musselburgh, pursued by the Scots.