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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Highland cow at Glamis Castle

View of Glamis Castle. This is closely connected with the Royal Family

Dunkeld Cathedral, Perthshire. Part living church, part ruin.

Fishing on the River Tay near Dalguise, Perthshire

Queen's View, Perthshire

View of River Garry, Perthshire
Blair Castle, Perthshire. Home of the Duke of Atholl

Garden view at Blair Castle

Clava Cairns near Inverness. These date back to 2000 BC
Castle Stuart near Inverness. This is now a hotel. It dates from the 17th century and has seen military action.
Fort George near Inverness. This was built in the late 18th century and remains an army base to this day.
View from fort George with cannon still in situ.

Trebuchet at Castle Urquhart, Loch Ness.

Unusual black Highland Cow at Glencoe

Castle Stalker near port Appin

Discrimination against the Campbells at Glencoe. This relates to a feud dating back hundreds of years and, in particular, the Glencoe massacre of 1692.

Piper in the Highlands

Greedy Stag in the Highlands.

Glasgow's Science Centre with tower.

View from Science Centre Tower, Glasgow
Another view from Science Centre Tower
Rear view of Provand's Lordship, Glasgow's Oldest House (1456)
Greedy magpie in Glasgow


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Best of Scotland Tour

Above-view from Balmoral Castle

Above- floral display at Balmoral Castle

Above- Gardens at Balmoral

Above- Balmoral Castle. Private residence of the Royal Family

Above-Community Garden at Glenfarg


Above-Gardens at Cawdor Castle

Above-Garden at Cawdor

Above-Garden at Cawdor

Above-Garden walk at Cawdor Castle

Above- Formal garden at Cawdor Castle

Above-formal garden at Cawdor

Above- Cawdor Castle which has links with Macbeth

Above- Glenkinchie Distillery

Above-Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots

Above-architecture at Linlithgow

Above-Skyline at Edinburgh with Calton Hill in background

Above- Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh

Above-View of National Gallery, Edinburgh

Above-Scottish Parliament building, Edinburgh

Above-view from Stirling Castle facing the Ochills

Above-view of Stirling from Stirling Castle

Above- view of entrance to Stirling Castle from inside

Above- Old Course at St. Andrews, the home of golf.

Above-Castle at St. Andrews

Above -ruined Cathedral at St. Andrews

Above- quaint fishing village at Crail, Fife

Above-garden of Edinburgh town house


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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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Ayrshire Tour

Culzean Castle-view of orangery from gardens.

Culzean Castle- View from the East

Ayrshire countryside-rolling hills, green and pleasant!

Burns Cottage, Alloway. View from roadside.

Tableaux inside Burns Cottage, Alloway

Robert Burns' Cottage, Alloway, Ayrshire (Rear view)


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See Scotland Tour

Vindolanda - excavated Roman site near Hadrian's Wall

Having fun at the England-Scotland Border

Inspecting the ruins at Vindolanda

Jedburgh Castle. This is packed with history and was the town jail.

Jedburgh Abbey-was founded as a priory by King David 1 in 1138. Suffered extensive damage in military campaigns.

Crail-classic East Neuk fishing village.

View of Forth Bridges from Fife Coast.

Architecture at St. Andrews.

The famous Old Course at St. Andrews

St. Andrew's Cathedral- a ruin full of grave markers

Family pic against background of St. Andrew's Castle

Inspecting fishermen sorting bait for the lobsterpots

Pic against background of lobsterpots and St. Andrew's

View of St. Andrew's Castle from Harbor

Friendly gun dog at Cluny Clays

Clay shooting near Kirkaldy

Tower of Castle Campbell, Clackmannanshire

Family pic at top of Castle Campbell. Rain stopped just in time!

Taking pics at top of Castle Campbell.

We also visited Housteads on Hadrian's Wall but your guide's camera battery went flat!


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Cochran Ancestry Tour

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Cochrane Inn, Gatehead

Remains of Auchans House near Dundonald Castle

View of Dundonald Castle from Auchans House

Dundonald Castle- a former royal residence of the early Stewart kings

Inscription on entrance at Culzean Castle, Ayrshire

Culzean Castle, Ayrshire. Formerly principal seat of the Kennedy family

Another view of Culzean Castle
Font in Paisley Abbey

Interior of Paisley Abbey

View of Paisley Abbey

Paisley Town Hall-a magnificent Victorian edifice.

Paisley Abbey, whose origins date back to 1163. William Wallace was educated here.
Paisley street view

Clarks Mills Paisley, now offices and flats.

Dianne with backdrop of Clarks Mills. Her ancestors may have worked in this textile mill.


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