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Scottish Borders Tour

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Colourful shop in the 'book town' of Wigtown

Greedy goat in Galloway

Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde. From this ancient volcanic plug was produced curling stones.


Drumlanrig Castle


Drumlanrig Castle, ancient Douglas stronghold and Dumfriesshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KT.

Surrounded by the 120,000 acre Queensberry Estate, Country Park and grand Victorian Gardens, Drumlanrig Castle was completed in 1691 by William Douglas, 1st Duke of Queensberry and is one of the first and most important Renaissance buildings in the grand manner in Scotland.


Clatteringshaws Loch, Galloway.
Clatteringshaws Loch reservoir was created 1929-1935 over the Black Water of Dee to feed Glenlee Power Station via a 3.5mi/5.63km tunnel, 370ft/113m below.


Market Square in Wigtown with market in process.


Ailsa Craig, in the Firth of Clyde, is an Islang abruptly from the sea to an elevation of 1,110 feet.t has apitous except on the North East Side where it slopes more gently and is accessible.Cc

Itnes fashioned from its rock. It was here that the curling stones used by the Scottish Women’s Curling Team, Winter 2002 Olympic Gold medal winners, were made.

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