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Today, I had a meeting with a representative of McKever Hotels, at the Ewington, Glasgow. McKever own 11 hotels in Scotland, including the Ewington in which I place clients from to time. The Ewington has excellent self-catering apartments across the road. The Ewington is in need of a refurb with 3 rooms already done. I took the opportunity to take some pics of a room which has already been refurbished-see following 2 pics. The Ewington enjoys a good location, being on a relatively quiet street and close to Queen’s Park.

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Today, I went off to investigate nearby Pollock House, a heritage property owned by The National Trust for Scotland. The house dates from 1747 and was built by the Maxwell family. Photographs are not permitted of the interior but there is much art and antiques to admire.There is also an award winning restaurant where I sampled tea and a scone-very well done!

Here is an image taken in the grounds which I call ‘autumn reflections’;


Here is an image of the front of the house which faces the river.


Side view with stunning garden

Main entrance

In the nearby park is a herd of Highland Cattle. Here is one gentleman not to be tangled with!

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