This morning, guests started with a short walk down to the River Tay at Birnam.

Birnam Hotel, Scotland

Birnam, Scotland

Next, we drove for a few minutes along the A9 to visit the Falls of Braan which entailed a gentle walk along the River Braan to Ossian’s Hall and then the stunning vista of the Falls.

Tour Group at Ossian’s Hall, Perthshire

Falls of Braan, Perthshire, Scotland

Pool at Fall’s of Braan, Perthshire, Scotland

¬†After returning along the river bank we drove up to Pitlochry ¬†and then to Edradour Distillery, Scotland’s smallest. Here we joined a tour to learn the malting,mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes.

Mash Tun at Edradour Distillery, Scotland

Edradour Distillery, Scotland

Edradour Distillery, Scotland

Next, we drove into the Highlands, through Glenshee to Balmoral Castle, a residence owned by the British Royal Family. Weather was dry which enabled us to enjoy the grounds and gardens of this well presented visitor attraction.

Balmoral Castle, Scotland

Spring Flowers at Balmoral Castle, Scotland

Next, we continued north passing Corgarff Castle  and through Glenlivet Estate where stopped to have some fun inspecting the  last residue of winter snow.

Snow in Scotland

Our final destination of the day was  prehistoric Clava Cairns which date back about 4000 years. This site mainly comprises burial cairns surrounded by stone circles.

Clava Cairns, Scotland

Clava Cairns, Scotland

Finally, we checked into our lodgings in the pleasant city of Inverness, capital of the Highlands. Tomorrow, we visit Loch Ness and Skye.

Our tour today was aided by dry weather with good visibility.

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