Tour Group at Glasgow Cathedral

This morning, guests were collected from hotel at Glasgow Airport and then embarked on a tour of Loch Lomond and Glasgow.

First, we took advantage of excellent weather and travelled north for about 40 minutes to Loch Lomond, stopping en-route for a visit to Aldochlay with its pretty cottages.

Next to the popular village of Luss with its quaint stone cottages on the banks of Loch Lomond. Here we ventured out on to the pier for views of Ben Lomond (mountain) and the loch (lake) and then walked round to the historic church the burial ground of which contains many burials of persons with surname Colquhoun which is the predominant clan in the region.

Cottage at Aldochlay, Loch Lomond

Video clip of cottages at Luss, Scotland

Luss Pier and Ben Lomond, Loch Lomond

Luss Church, Scotland

Next, we drove south to the shopping mall known as Loch Lomond Shores which is located on the southern tip of the loch and affords good views of the loch and Maid of the Loch (boat).

Loch Lomond from Loch Lomond Shores

Next, we drove into central Glasgow for shopping stopping at Buchanan Galleries and James Pringle

James Pringle Shop, Glasgow

Next, we drove to the old section of Glasgow and toured the Cathedral and Necropolis. the former dates from the 13th century and the latter 19th century. At the Cathedral we were escorted by a very competent local guide in a tour which lasted about one hour.

The Necropolis is the final resting place of some 50,000 persons which includes elaborate memorials and mausolea for the wealthy and famous from the 19th century. The elevated site afforded good views of Glasgow to the south.

Nave, Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland

Stained Glass, Glasgow Cathedral

Communion Table, Glasgow Cathedral

St Mungo’s Shrine, Glasgow Cathedral

 

Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland

Glasgow Necropolis, Scotland

Finally, guests were returned to their hotel in readiness for trip home tomorrow.

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