This morning we departed our Falkirk lodgings and then drove into the town to view the former home of the Group’s relative who emigrated tio Canada.

Family House, Falkirk

Family House, Falkirk, Scotland

Next to  Glenkinchie Distillery. Here we enjoyed an exclusive tour learning about the malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes of whisky making.

Glenkinchie Distillery, Pencaitland

Glenkinchie Distillery, Pencaitland, Scotland

Tasting at Glenkinchie Distillery

Tasting at Glenkinchie Distillery, Scotland

Next we had a light lunch at Roslin and then joined the 2.00pm tour of Rosslyn Chapel which dates from the 15th century and found recent fame in the Da Vinci Code.

Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin

Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Scotland

Next we drove to Edinburgh, checked into our hotel for the night and then walked up to High Street to visit Edinburgh Castle. Our timing was good as the crowds were leaving as we were going in which aided our enjoyment. At the castle we had a good vantage point of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. We visited all key aspects of the Castle including Mons Meg cannon, St Margaret’s Chapel, National War Memorial and Crown Jewels.

Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile

Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Scotland

Next we returned to our hotel in time for dinner. Later we returned to the Castle to  see the Military Tattoo.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland

Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland

 Edinburgh Militarty Tattoo

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland

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