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This evening, I am focusing on Falkirk Old and St. Modan’s Church in Falkirk, a town which is approximately equidistant between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The name Falkirk is derived from Faw-kirk in turn from Old Scots for dappled or speckled ( ‘Faw’) and church ( ‘Kirk’). The dappled or speckled description may have originated from the appearance of an early church on the site.

Read more on Visit Falkirk Old and St. Modan’s Parish Church, Visit Scotland…

Wellington Church, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Wellington Church which is located in the Hillhead district of Glasgow, opposite Glasgow University.

This church serves a Church of Scotland, Presbyterian congregation. The impressive exterior architecture comprises a neoclassical portico with colonnade and Corinthian columns imitating and ancient Greek temple. The church was constructed 1883-4 with the architecture reflecting the style of the United Presbyterian Church (which merged with the Church of Scotland in 1929). The architect was Thomas Lennox Watson (1850-1920).

Read more on Visit Wellington Church, Visit Glasgow…

Seagulls at Largs, Scotland

This evening, I am reporting on today’s walk around Knock Hill, near Largs ¬†on the West of Scotland. This circuit extends to 8 miles in course of which the group encountered an electic mix of sights including dead sheep, a lamentation of swans, stunning views over the Firth of Clyde, a castle, mating frogs and pony and trap.

Read more on Hike Largs, Hike Scotland…