Invergordon View, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings near Invergordon in the Scottish Highlands and embarked on a tour south as follows:

  • Glen Ord Distillery, near Inverness. Here we joined the 11.00 am tour which guided us through the entire malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes culminating in a ‘wee dram’. Glen Ord produces about 11.0m litres of spirit p.a. and by volume ranks as one of Scotland’s top four distilleries. Photography is restricted on this site.

Singleton Single Malt, Glen Ord, Scotland

Glen Ord Distillery, Scotland

  • Castle Urquhart on Loch Ness which was in operation as a fortress from the 12th to 17th centuries. Good views of the famous loch can be obtained from top of the tower which originally comprised a high status residence.

View from Castle Urquhart

Castle Urquhart and Loch Ness, Scotland

  • After departing Castle Urquhart we drove on down the glen (valley) and called in to view a small herd of Highland Cattle.

Highland Cow, Scotland

  • Next, we drove west towards the Isle of Skye, passing through mountainous scenery, some of which was snow-capped. We duly arrived at our next destination of Eilean Donan ¬†Castle which sits at the confluence of three lochs and is home to Clan Macrae. This castle has featured in various films including ‘Highlander’ and ‘James Bond’.

Eilean Donan Castkle, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

  • After a visit to Eilean Donan we moved through Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin and our lodgings for the night.

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