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The Scottish crown jewels, which are in Edinburgh Castle, were the subject of an interesting talk to Berwick Probus Club. Mr John Ayerst is acknowledged as an expert.
He traced the history of the jewels from the 16th century, which brought two families to war over them.
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The jewels, including crown, sceptre and sword, were used at a coronation for the last time in 1551 and hold a place of honour in the history of Scotland. They date back to 1540 and have been written about on several occasions.