Today was characterised by unseasonally mild weather, mainly overcast and with some rain.

We departed our lodgings in Aberdeen and drove west with first stop at a rural tea room atĀ Old Post Office House, Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie.

Tea Room

 

Next to Glenfiddich Distillery in the Speyside Whisky region. Here we had lunch with one guest joining a tour of the distillery.

At Glenfiddich Distillery, Scotland

Next to nearby Mortlach Parish Church where we visited the burial ground which included an ancient Pictish carved stone dating back about 1200 years.

Pictish Stone at Mortlach Church

Next, we drove on through Elgin to Culloden. site of the last battle on British soil in 1746.

Culloden Battlefield, Scotland

Next, just a mile and half away to the prehistoric site known as Clava Cairns which dates from the period 2000 BC to 1000 BC.

Clava Cairns, Scotland

Finally, we moved on to our destination for the evening of Inverness, capital of the Highlands where we duly arrived, with light fading, at 5.00 pm.

Inverness at night

Tomorrow we visit Fort George and Isle of Skye.

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