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This morning, I went into central Glasgow to view a couple of Pipe Bands in action in context of the World Pipe Band Championship 2010 which runs from August 9th-15th and entails 8000 pipers and drummers from 16 nations. The Grand Finale is on Glasgow Green, Saturday, August 14th.

Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band

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This morning, our tour group departed Inverness lodgings (Mardon Guest House) promptly about 9.00am  and then commenced a drive south-west taking in the following:

  • The Great Glen ( a geological fault) including Loch Ness.
  • Increasingly mountainous scenery.

En-route to Skye

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This evening, my theme is the unusual but decorative murals painted on the walls of various premises in the town centre of Invergordon which is located about 25 miles north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The images below arose from a community initiative in 2002 to revitalise the town  following the closure of heavy industries in the locality. The artwork was inspired by a similar project in Chemainus in Canada. The work was undertaken by a number of artists not all of whom were locals. Overall, the project is considered a success, assisting in attracting an increasing number of visitors to the town, aided by the proximity of a deep water port which receives 40 plus visitations from cruise ships each year.

Invergordon Mural

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