This morning our tour group arrived on time at Edinburgh Airport. We departed the airport about 10.30am and proceeded to transfer to Glasgow via Mini-Coach and then as follows:

  • View and photograph a small herd of Highland Cattle at Pollock in central Glasgow.

Highland Cow

  • Visit the world famous Burrell Collection which was donated to the City of Glasgow. This a wide ranging collection of art and artifacts dating from the ancient Egypt to medieval Europe. Here we had a spot of lunch. As we were coming out of the Collection we encountered a couple of well turned out Clydesdale horses pulling a small cart.

Ming Vases at Burrell Collection

  • House for an Art Lover. Located close to the Burrell Collection. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh  at turn of 20th century but not completed until 1996. Close by is a very well maintained and colourful garden which we were also able to visit.

Garden at House for Art Lover

Inside House for Art Lover

 

  • Glasgow’s historic Cathedral, which dates from the 13th century and is dedicated to St Mungo.

Glasgow Cathedral

  • A quick visit to Glasgow’s Necropolis, featuring many grand monuments to the great and good of Victorian Glasgow.

Glasgow Necropolis

Finally, the group retired to their hotel (Argyll) for an early night and to recover from the long and tiring journey to Scotland. A fresh start tomorrow when we head into the Highlands.

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