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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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Glencoe Folk Museum with traditional thatched roof.

Today, we drove 150 miles S.E. from Arisaig on Scotland’s N.W. coast to Glasgow in central Scotland.

En-route, our main focus of interest was Glencoe a region in the Scottish Highlands which has achieved recognition for:

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Friendly Red Deer at King House Hotel, Glencoe

This evening, we are in Arisaig, a small coastal village on the West of Scotland with sea views across the Sound of Arisaig and the isle of Eigg. Legend has it the real Long John Silver lived and worked in this area before becoming a fictional character created by R.L. Stevenson.

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