This morning, we departed respective Grantown on Spey lodgings about 9.00am and then drove south for about 90 mins with first stop for a photo of Blair Castle  just prior to Pitlochry.

Blair Castle, Perthshire

Blair Castle, Perthshire, Scotland

 Upon arrival at Pitlochry  we availed of a 15 min refreshment break and then moved on, in the direction of Aberfeldy, stopping en-route to:

  • Photograph a magnificent rainbow straddling the Perthshire countryside; and
Rainbow over Perthshire

Rainbow over Perthshire, Scotland

  • View the Scottish national whitewater slalom site at Grandtully (River Tay).
Scottish National Slalom Site, Grandtully

Scottish National Slalom Site, Grandtully, Perthsire

Next we visited our first objective of Aberfeldy where we arrived in good time to allow a short exploration of this central Scotland town.

Exploring Aberfeldy, Pertshire

Exploring Aberfeldy, Pertshire, Scotland

Next, on to nearby Aberfeldy Distillery, also known as Dewars World of Whisky, where we spent about 90 mins participating in the visitor experience and touring the distillery. 



Distillery Tour, Aberfeldy

Distillery Tour, Aberfeldy, Scotland

 

Touring Aberfeldy Distillery, Perthshire

Touring Aberfeldy Distillery, Perthshire, Scotland

 

Dewars Whisky at Aberfeldy

Dewars Whisky at Aberfeldy, Scotland

After the Distillery Tour we went back to Aberfeldy for a pub lunch at the Breadalbane Arms Hotel (good food) and the on to Edinburgh  past Croft Moraig prehistoric stone circle, the Crannog Centre  at Kenmore, Loch Tay and including a  brief photo stop at the Falls of Dochart at Killin.

Falls of Killin, Perthshire

Falls of Killin, Perthshire, Scotland

 

We arrived Edinburgh about 5.30pm and then undertook a quick driving tour off the city sights which included:

  • St Giles Cathedral ( which was prepared for Hravest Festival
Harvest Festival at St Giles Cathedral

Harvest Festival at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

  • New Parliament Square
  • Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle at Dusk

Edinburgh Castle at Dusk, Scotland

  • Royal Mile
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Calton Hill
  • Royal High School
  • New Town and Charlotte Square.
  • Grassmarket
Grassmarket at Dusk

Grassmarket at Dusk, Edinburgh

Finally, group were deposited at the Oloroso Restaurant and fond farewells.

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