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As a burial ground, Glasgow Necropolis dates from 1838 when it was opened to accommodate rising mortality as a function of Glasgow’s ballooning population as a consequence of growth of heavy industry during the Industrial Revolution. The site holds 50,000 burials of which 3500 have memorials.

Today, we travelled from Glasgow to Gourock then to Dunoon by ferry and on to Glen Massan in the Cowal Peninsula. Here we availed of swimming in the River Eachaig then back to Dunoon via Kilmun and Holy Loch.

Today, I walked around Rouken Glen, Glasgow in record temperatures. Here I encountered water birds, rare plants, grass meadow, a Shetland Pony and a rare plant.