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This morning, we departed our very comfortable lodgings at Ballifeary Guest House in Inverness in the Highlands and proceeded to drive south down the A9  to our first stop at Blair Castle in Perthshire.

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This afternoon, I visited Pollock House near Glasgow. This is an interesting grand mansion formerly owned by the Maxwell family who can point to about 700 years of castles and mansions on and around the same site. This particular mansion was designed by famous Scots architect, Robert Adam and continued by his son, John. It dates from the mid 18th century and falls into the ‘Palladian Mansion’ category.

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This morning I went round to Pollock House with objective of observing farriers working on the Clydesdale horses. Unfortunately, there had occurred a mistake in promoting this event (which happened yesterday) so I was left with the prospect of just a picture of one of the horses, Duke, but, by way of consolation, I found the immaculately kept gardens which afforded a magnificent display of colours across the spectrum at this time of year. The images are mainly tulips, as shown below.

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