(Above image shows statue depicting young girl (from bygone days) on suitcase about to embark on holiday to destinations down the River Clyde, e.g. Isle of Bute and Isle of Arran.)
This evening, I am focsing on the Gothic palace of Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute which is a short distance off the West Coast of Scotland.
¬†This morning, I collected my tour guests from central Glasgow and then drove west to Wemyss Bay to connect with the 10.15 am ferry departure for Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Upon arrival we proceeded to Mount Stuart, a 19th century Gothic palace, initiated by the 3rd Marquess of Bute (1847-1900) who, at the time, was believed to be the richest man in Britain. No expense¬† was spared on the lavish and intrictate construction. We joined in a one hour, guided tour which encompassed: