This morning, we departed our Lockerbie lodgings and then drove to view the memorial to the fatalities arising from the Lockerbie Air Disaster of 1988. This is located in the Dryfesdale Lodge Cemetery. This is very well kept and maintained as befits the significance of the event.

Lockerbie Distaster Memorial

Lockerbie Distaster Memorial, Scotland

 

Garden of Remembrance, Lockerbie Air Disaster

Garden of Remembrance, Lockerbie Air Disaster, Scotland

Next we paid a brief visit to nearby Dumfries which is famous for it Rabbie Burns connections.

Dumfries, Galloway

Dumfries, Galloway, Scotland

 

Next to Glasgow and the famous Govan Carved Stones which date from around the 9th century. This huge collection of Pictish era stones is one of the largest in Scotland. The stones were all found within the boundaries of Govan Old Church and it believed that more remain undiscovered in the burial ground. This site has a very long Christian pedigree dating back perhaps 1500 years. The current church building is Victorian and is just the latest in a long succession of places of worship on the site stretching back over the millennia. We were graciously received by local church members and provided with a guided tour of the church and its famous carved stone collection.

Govan Old Church, Glasgow

Govan Old Church, Glasgow, Scotland

 

Pictish carved Stones at Govan Old Church

Pictish carved Stones at Govan Old Church, Scotland

Pictish Era Carved Stones at Govan Old Church

Pictish Era Carved Stones at Govan Old Church, Scotland

 

After Govan we drove to lodgings for the night near Kelvingrove in Glasgow’s West End with fond farewells after concluding a comprehensive, 10 day tour of Scotland.

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