One of Scotland’s oldest pubs is set to undergo restoration in the year of her 651st birthday.
The Sheep Heid in Duddingston village will close for around a month this winter while the works take place.
While the restoration will upgrade and add prominence to the Sheep Heid, regulars need not worry about a major change to their favorite local.
The pub, which has in the past been a drinking haunt of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Sir Walter Scott, will still retain its original features and character.
Landord David Jardine said: “The Sheep Heid is such an important part of both everyday and historical life, we have to be really careful about anything we do.”