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View of Dumbarton from Dumbarton Castle

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Balloch, Loch Lomond and drove south for about 15 minutes to Dumbarton where we visited the castle. Dumbarton Castle has a long history dating back to the first millennia when it was the power centre of the Kingdom of Strathclyde, subsequently a medieval fortification and then a gun battery in the early 19th century. Despite persistent rain we visited all aspects of the site which offered good views of the Firth of Clyde and Dumbarton. The castle site is home to a wide range of flora and bird life.

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Battlefield Road, Langside. Glasgow.

This morning, I visited the site of the Battle of Langside in Glasgow. What is now a busy, and heavily populated suburban location was, on May 13th 1562, an open, rural landscape where the tragic, Mary, Queen of Scots lost a battle against her half-brother following which she escaped to England where she was imprisoned for many years and finally executed.

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Dumbarton Castle, Scotland

Dumbarton Castle, Scotland with River Leven in foreground.

This evening, I am focusing on Dumbarton Castle which is located on the north bank of the Firth of Clyde in S.W. Scotland. Dumbarton is about twenty one miles N.W. of Glasgow.

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