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Piper at Loch Lomond, Scotland

This morning, I collected guests from central Edinburgh and embarked on a tour as follows:

  • First, drive west for 90 mins to our first stop at Luss, Loch Lomond. Here we saw quaint, historic houses, Loch Lomond (lake) and Ben Lomond (mountain) resplendent in morning sunshine, a talented young piper, a wedding party, Viking era ‘hogback’ burial at Luss Church, and duck with ducklings on local river.

Luss Beach, Loch Lomond.

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Jacobite Express at Glenfinnan, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Fort William and drove west for about 15 miles to Glenfinnan.prime purpose if the visit was to watch the Jacobite Express ( aka ‘Harry Potter Train’) traversing the Glenfinnan Viaduct. The train duly arrived at 10.45 am on schedule. Other important aspects of Glenfinnan:

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Entrance Arch to former fort at Fort William, Scotland

This morning we departed our lodgings in Fort William and walked round to the nearby site of the 18th century British military fort on the banks of Loch Linnhe. The fort buildings have long gone but the foundations exist. There are useful interpretation boards to assist understanding of the site. The former fort entrance arch was relocated to a nearby cemetery which we also visited. This entire site is important to fans of the ‘Outlander’ series.

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