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This morning our tour group arrived on time at Edinburgh Airport. We departed the airport about 10.30am and proceeded to transfer to Glasgow via Mini-Coach and then as follows:

  • View and photograph a small herd of Highland Cattle at Pollock in central Glasgow.

Highland Cow

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Jewish Tartan

 

This morning I met with the local Rabbi in order to obtain images of various Jewish Tartan products in context of a new Jewish themed tour product which I have in mind. Earlier this year I provided such a tour for a group from Canada who were conscious of their Jewish roots which led me to research the history of Judaism in Scotland.  This proved quite an interesting project as a result of which I now have substantial information to hand. My home base of Glasgow is actually the centre of the largest Jewish population in Scotland, a fact which provides a useful additional dimension. I look forward to making progress with this initiative later in the year. Read more on Jewish Tartan, Scotland…



This evening, my theme is Highland Dancing.

Highland Dancing

 

Highland dancing dates back about 800 years with origins in folk dancing. As will be seen from this video, this activity requires a high level of athletic fitness and stamina. There are links to classical ballet. Ladies participation dates from around the turn of the 20th century. Read more on Highland Dancing, Scotland…