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Browsing Posts published in March, 2011



This morning, I collected guests from Cameron House, Loch Lomond and then proceeded as follows:

  • Drove to Stirling in central Scotland. Prime objective here was the famous castle. We visited all the key sites including Great Hall, chapel, kitchens and weaving.
Entrance to Stirling Castle

Entrance to Stirling Castle, Scotland

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St Kessog's Church Luss

Kessog's Church Luss, Scotland

This morning, I collected my guests from Cameron House, Loch Lomond and then drve  a few miles north to visit the quaint heritage village of Luss. Here we had a private viewing of the church interior including a short film on Luss and environs. Luss church is dedicated to St Kessog an early Christian missionary from Ireland who was active around the 5th/6th centuries AD. The current church dates from the late 1800s but is just the latest (possibly 4th) place of Christian worship on the particular site.

Next we headed into Glasgow to visit Govan Old Church. Like Luss the current church is late 19th century but situated on a very ancient Christian site. Inside can be found a cllection of 9th/10th century carved stones with Pictish and Viking influences. We were treated to superb hospitality by church representatives and provided with a tour of the church and stones. Read more on Tour of Glasgow…



Wallace Monument, Stirling

Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the Wallace Monument, which is located near Stirling in central Scotland.

This was built in the late 19th century to commemorate William Wallace ( died 1305 ) who won a famous victory over a superior English army at nearby Stirling Bridge in 1297 AD during the Wars of Independence.. The Monument is situated on the volcanic outcrop where Wallace’s troops were positioned at the Battle.

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