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Today we visited sites on Hadrian’s Wall then Durham Cathedral. The sites on the former were Brunton Turret, Chesters Roman Fort and Housesteads Roman Fort.



Glasgow’s Riverside Museum from Govan

Today, I undertook a photo themed walk around Govan in the West of Scotland.

Very briefly, Govan has a proud shipbuilding heritage which continues today, albeit well below peak levels of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Govan is far removed from tourists’ expectations of lochs, castles, clans, mountainous scenery and whisky distilleries. Here, measurements such as alcohol deaths, life expectancy, youth unemployment and adult unemployment combine to present challenges to lift living standards and prosperity. Population is 30,000.

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Isle of Skye Pipe Band at Portree.

This evening, I am posting information on the Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s top visitor sites offering a wide range of stunning views, history, castles, wildlife and activities. This island forms part of the Inner Hebrides and is located off the N.W. coast of Scotland.

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