Constantine Sarcophagus, Govan Old Church
Constantine Sarcophagus, Govan Old Church, Glasgow
This morning, I collected tour group from cruise ship at Greenock and proceeded on a tour covering some of the principal sites around Glasgow.
First we called in at Govan Old Church to view the famous Carved Stones which date from the 9th-11th centuries A.D. This collection includes the St Constantine Sarcophagus (above) which ranks as the earliest known art work in Glasgow. Below is an image of more of the stones including a ‘Hogback’.
Carved Stones, Govan Old Church

Carved Stones, Govan Old Church, Glasgow

Next we strolled around to the waterfront at Govan to view the Clyde and Glasgow in the distance. Image below shows the Tall Ship ‘Glenlee’ and the the new Riverside Museum
Clyde Waterfront

Clyde Waterfront, Govan, Glasgow

Next we briefly called in at the People’s Place on historic Glasgow Green.  Image below shows the Doulton Fountain, the largest terracotta fountain in the world which dates from 1888 and features carved images from around the then British Empire
Doulton Fountain, Glasgow Green

Doulton Fountain, Glasgow Green, Scotland

Next to our 12.00 noon appointment for a tour of Auchentoshan Distillery, which has been producing Scotch Whisky since 1823.
Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow

Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow, Scotland

Here we were shown the malting, mashing, fermentation.distillation and maturation processes. Tour culminated in a tasting.
Tour Guide at Auchentoshan Distillery

Tour Guide at Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow

Whisky Tasting at Auchentoshan Distillery

Whisky Tasting at Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow

Next, we drove to the popular village of Luss to view to view Loch Lomond. Fortunately, Ben Lomond (mountain) was resplendent, basking in the sunshine with a covering of snow. This made for good photo opportunities.
Snow Capped, Ben Lomond

Snow Capped, Ben Lomond, Scotland

Photo Opp, Luss
Photo Opp, Luss, Loch Lomond
Our final stop was historic Glasgow Cathedral which dates from the 13th century, albeit on a Christian site dating back to around the 5th century. This building is special in that it survived the ravages of the 1560 Reformation virtually intact. Now a Presbyterian place of worship.
Tomb of St Kentigern, Glasgow Catehdral

Tomb of St Kentigern, Glasgow Catehdral, Scotland

Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow

Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland

Finally, we returned to Greenock to connect with the cruise ship.
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