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This morning, our group enjoyed a relaxing breakfast at Lands of Loyal Hotel, Alyth in central Scotland. This country house hotel proved a great spot, combining ambiance and elegance with the bonus of bright autumn sunshine to start us on our way. The interior images below feature wood panelling taken from the RMS Mauretania when scrapped in the 1930s.

Lands of Loyal Hotel

Guest Lounge at Lands of Loyal

Tour Group at Lands of Loyal

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  • This morning, we departed Inverness promptly about 0900 and then proceeded as follows:
  • To Culloden Battlefield, site of last battle on British soil, April 1746. here the Hanoverian forces under General Cumberland resoundingly¬†defeated the Jacobites of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Excellent information centre with gift shop, etc.
  • To Clava Cairns, a prehistoric site dating back about 4000 years. Contains high status prehistoric burial cairns together with stone circles.

Clava Cairns

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This morning, we departed Inverness about 0900 and the drove in a large anti-clockwise circle taking in some more stunning scenery before arriving at Lochcarron in time for mid morning refreshments.

Scottish Road Hazard