This morning, we departed our lodgings in Grantown-on-Spey in the Highlands and stopped, briefly for a photo stop near the River Spey.

River Spey at Grantown-on-Spey

Next, we drove south for about 90 minutes to Blair Castle in Perthshire, ancestral home of the Duke of Atholl. Here guests toured the castle which has a history dating back to about AD 1200. This castle is also home to the Atholl Highlanders, Britains’s only legal private army.


Blair Castle, Scotland

Next, we moved on to nearby Edradour Distillery, Scotland’s smallest distillery. Here guests were advised on the choice of whiskies. After a purchase we moved on to nearby Dunkeld for a traditional Fish & Chip lunch in the High Street.


Making decisions at Edradour Distillery, Scotland


Edradour Distillery, Scotland



Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland


Next, we continued south to Stirling Castle, a very popular visitor site comprising both a former Royal Palace and military function. We visited all the major aspects including Royal Apartments, Great Hall, Kitchens and Chapel Royal. The high elevation offered good views over the local landscape.

inside Great Hall at Stirling Castle, Scotland

Inside Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland


Chapel Royal, Stirling Castle, Scotland

Great Hall, Stirling Castle, Scotland


Stirling Castle, Scotland


Royal Palace, Stirling Castle, Scotland


After concluding the visit to Stirling Castle we moved on to Edinburgh where guests were taken to their hotel near the airport in readiness for departure tomorrow.

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