This morning, we departed our lodgings in the pleasant Scottish Borders town of Annan and then drove 6 miles to our first destination of Kirkpatrick-Fleming where we explored the burial ground and successfully located the grave-marker of John Gilchrist and other family members.

Annan Town Hall, Annan

Annan Town Hall, Annan, Scotland


Gilchrist Ancestry, Kirkpatrick Fleming

Gilchrist Ancestry, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Scotland

Nest we headed north with first stop at the quaint heritage village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. We had lunch here and visited the small church which has a Viking era burial in the churchyard.

Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond

Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond, Scoitland`

Next we continued north via Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. At the latter we called in at the Visitor Centre.

Piper at Rannoch Moor

Piper at Rannoch Moor, Scotland


View from Rannoch Moor looking South

View from Rannoch Moor, Scotland looking South


View of Glencoe

View of Glencoe, Scotland

Next, we continued north,past Fort William and up the Great Glen tracking a string of lochs to our destination for the night of Fort Augustus on the southern top of Loch Ness. After checking into our lodgings we had  an enjoyable meal at the Bothy Restaurant.

Caledoinian Canal,Fort Augustus

Caledonian Canal,Fort Augustus, Scotland