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Browsing Posts in Churches

This morning I collected guests as arranged at 9.15am from Royal Terrace Hotel and proceeded as follows:

  • Drove south for about 15 mins to Rosslyn Chapel at Roslin. Following the success of the Da Vinci Code book and film the Chapel has moved up to one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. The Chapel dates from the 15th century and is noted for the intensity and quality of the stone carvings which took about 40 yrs to complete. It has remained under ownership of the Sinclair family since inception. The Sinclair’s are of Viking-Norman descent tracing ancestry back to St. Clair in Northern France. A fascinating site which is in the final stages of a long and expensive restoration programme. Unfortunately photographs of the interior are no longer allowed.

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Today was magic. We had a dream combination of no wind, sunshine, blue skies and low volume of tourists.

After breakfast we drove down to the picteresque and colourful harbour at Tobermory which was recently made famous by the BBC childrens’ TV programme ‘Balamory’.


¬†Close by is Tobermory Distillery plus the added dimension of on-going commercial fishing. A great spot to explore in the early morning. After completing our stroll around the harbour we proceeded as follows: Read more on Tour of Mull and Iona…

This morning, I collected guests from Edinburgh Marriott (Dalmahoy) at 9.00 am and proceeded north across Forth Road Bridge to East Neuk of Fife as follows:
  • Lower Largo where was born Alexander Selkirk, the real role model for Robinson Crusoe. We stopped at the sandy beach here to admire the scenery.

Lower Largo Beach

  • St. Monans with its historic church the interior of which features model ships suspended from the ceiling.

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