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Scotland Heritage Tour

Friday, September 21, 2007

Lonely tree at Glen Almond

Inside house in Clearance Village, Glen Almond

View of Glen Almond, Perthshire. Valley of the Almond River, Perth and Kinross, central Scotland, North of Crieff.

Sun through the trees at Glen Almond

Drummond Castle Garden

Drummond Castle from garden

Scenic drive to Drummond Castle and Garden

Roman fort at Ardoch, near Braco, Perthshire.

Ardoch Fort is considered to be one of the best preserved earthworks relating to the Roman army in Europe. The most dramatic feature remaining is, undoubtedly, the defensive earthworks to the north and east sides of the fort. (See picture)

The old Pack Horse Bridge which stands alongside the present bridge over the River Knaik. Braco is located 10 miles south of Crieff on the A822.


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Personalized Tour Scotland

Friday, September 14, 2007

Drummond Castle Gardens, Perthshire

First laid out in the early 17th century and re-designed and terraced in the early 19th century. The gardens seen today were replanted during the 1950's, preserving features such as the ancient yew tree hedges and the copper beech trees planted by Queen Victoria to commemorate her visit in 1842. At the centre of the gardens stands the John Mylne Sundial, erected by the 2nd. Earl of Perth in 1630.

Kilmarnock Town Centre

View of famous Royal Bank building in Kilmarnock town centre-with statue of Robert Burns.

18th century Old Kirk at Kilmarnock

Glasgow's Necropolis-last resting place of Glasgow's "great and the good".

Inside Glasgow's oldest house, Provands Lordship, 15th century.

Hogback grave marker at Govan Old Church., Glasgow.
The hogback stones are the largest known examples of a type of house-shaped gravestone that appeared throughout the areas of Norse settlement in northern England and southern Scotland. The collection of cross-inscribed grave slabs is the largest in Scotland. Although they share various stylistic traits, each cross is unique.

Carved stone inside Govan Old Church.
Carved in the 9th and 10th centuries the Govan stones form one of the largest collections of Christian sculpture in Scotland but nobody really knows who they commemorate or why they were otherwise created. One strand of opinion suggests that Govan was a burial place used by members of the royal house of Strathclyde, which maintained its independence until the 10th century.

Stained glass at Burrell Collection

Exhibit at Burrell Collection

Exhibits at Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Presented to Glasgow in 1944 by the millionaire shipowner Sir William Burrell, the Collection was amassed over 80 years of his life and is outstanding in its wealth and diversity.

3000 of the 8000 items are displayed at any one time in the specially constructed building which was opened in 1983.

Internal view of House for an Art Lover

Internal view of House for an Art Lover.

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover represents one of the most exciting pieces of recent research on Glasgow's most famous architect and provides an excellent resource for visitors as a cultural attraction and exclusive private dining venue.

Internal view of House for an Art Lover

Garden at House for an Art Lover

Garden at House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Art Deco architecture (1930s) in Glasgow

Quaint house at Crail, Fife Coast
View of Crail Harbor

Lifeboat rescue at Anstruther

View of St Andrew's Cathedral

View of shoreline at St. Andrew's with castle

Two golfing fanatics (!!) at Swilken Bridge, Old Course, St Andrews

View of Old Course, St Andrews

Abernethy Tower, Perthshire dates probably from the 9th or 10th century, with 11th century alterations. It is 72 feet high and only 8 feet in interior diameter, with walls 3 1/2 feet thick. These Round Towers served the Celtic clergy as steeples and watch-towers against Viking invaders . There are still 76 of them standing in Ireland. The original purpose of the Abernethy Tower was defense but later it was used as a belfry and a beacon.

Community garden at Glenfarg
Bar at Dunkeld pub

Centre of Dunkeld

Queen's View, Perthshire looking towards Glencoe

Blair Castle (Duke of Atholl)

Woodland garden at Blair Castle

Woodland walk at Blair Castle

Edradour Distillery, near Pitlochry.

Marching bands at Pitlochry prior to commencement of Highland Games

Letter Farm near Dunkeld, very good 4 star B&B

Loch of the Lowes wildlife centre near Dunkeld

Wallace Monument and Braveheart statue near Stirling

View of Stirling and countryside from Wallace Monument

Two supporters of Kilmarnock Football Club (soccer)

Hogback grave marker at Luss Churchyard-about 1000 AD

View of Ben Lomond with Loch Lomond

Colorful garden at Luss Village

War memorial at Luss

View of Glen Coe. This area is famous for its scenery and the massacre in 1692.

Loch Ness (south) from Castle Urquhart

Loch Ness (north) with Castle Urquhart

Heather in bloom near Drumnadrochit (Loch Ness)

View of Inverness looking north

Clava Cairns, near Inverness, these date back to about 3000BC

Re-enactment guide at the Crannog Centre, Loch Tay

View of Loch Tay towards Ben Lawers

View of the Crannog at Kenmore. This is typical of dwellings on the Loch about 2000 years ago.

Croft Moraig Stone Circle near Kenmore. This dates back to about 3000BC


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