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This morning, we departed our lodgings in Glasgow and travelled east to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.

At Edinburgh we joined the sightseeing tour bus which included a stop at Edinburgh Castle.

Scottish Parliament Building

West Bow, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh New Town

One O’Clock Gun at Edinburgh Castle

Elephant House Cafe

Deacon Brodie’s Tavern

Scottish National Gallery

Scott Monument, Edinburgh

Upon completing a circuit of Edinburgh on the tour bus we drove south to visit Rosslyn Chapel which is now a top visitor attraction following mention in the Da Vinci Code.

Rosslyn Chapel

Finally, we returned to our lodgings in Edinburgh.

Tomorrow we travel south to England.

Piper at Luss Church, Scotland.

This morning, we departed Glasgow and embarked on a tour as follows:

First the heritage village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. Here we connected with a Piper at the church, toured the village and visited shops.

Luss, Scotland

Luss Cottage

Next, we moved north across Rannoch Moor to Glencoe where we stopped to photograph the rugged scenery. We also called in at the Visitor Centre for refreshments.

Mountains of Glencoe, Scotland

Next, we tracked the coastline south to the port of Oban stopping for pictures of Castle Stalker en-route. At Oba here we visited McCaig’s monument which afforded superb views over the Harbour.

Castle Stalker

Oban Harbour

Next, to Inveraray via Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle.

Kilchurn Castle. Loch Awe

Vital Spark on Loch Fyne, Inveraray

Inveraray, Scotland

Finally, we returned to Glasgow about 6.30pm. Tomorrow we visit Edinburgh.

Clydesdale Horse, Pollok House

This morning, I collected guests at Glasgow Airport at 7.00 am and then embarked on a trip as follows:

First to Pollok Park and Pollok House. Here we saw Highland Cows, Clydesdale Horses, a grand mansion form 18th century and colourful gardens.

Pollok House, Glasgow.

 

Bridge over White Cart at Pollok Park.

Summer Garden at Pollok Park.

Highland cows at Pollok Park

Next to House for an Art Lover, which was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Here we visited the garden and availed of refreshment in the cafe.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Next to the Riverside Museum where we connected with a sightseeing tour of Glasgow which lasted about 1 hr 15 mins.

People’s Palace, Glasgow Green.

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow.

Royal Crescent, Glasgow. Georgian architecture

Doulton Fountain, Glasgow Green

Glasgow Cross,

St George’s Tron Church

George Square, Glasgow

Finally, guests were deposited at lodgings in central Glasgow.