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This morning I met my small group of guests from a cruise ship at Greenock, Glasgow and then embarked on a fascinating trip to visit the site of Mac Ewan Castle, near Kilfinan on the West of Scotland.

First we drove round to Gourock and caught the ferry across the Firth of Clyde to Dunoon. Then drove for about 1 hour west along  a narrow, winding road to our first stop at Otter Ferry. This was the place of domicile of Ewen of Otter on the shores of Loch Fyne who as active around AD 1200 and who is the earliest historical forbear of Clan MacEwan. Lovely spot to admire on a  warm, sunny morning.

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This evening, my theme is Balvenie Castle, Speyside.

This substantial castle is located close to Glenfiddich Distillery and Balvenie Distillery.

Balvenie Castle

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This morning I ventured out to Ayrshire to undertake research for an upcoming new web page. On setting out I had to navigate through a snow storm but after midday the weather was transformed into blue sky and sunshine.

On the way home I paid a visit to a very impressive castle which is situated close to the Ayrshire coast, south of Glasgow, namely Dundonald.

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