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View of Dumbarton from Dumbarton Castle

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Balloch, Loch Lomond and drove south for about 15 minutes to Dumbarton where we visited the castle. Dumbarton Castle has a long history dating back to the first millennia when it was the power centre of the Kingdom of Strathclyde, subsequently a medieval fortification and then a gun battery in the early 19th century. Despite persistent rain we visited all aspects of the site which offered good views of the Firth of Clyde and Dumbarton. The castle site is home to a wide range of flora and bird life.

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Highland Cows in Pollok Park, Glasgow

This morning, I collected a group of seventeen guests from central Glasgow and embarked on a tour as follows:

First to House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park. Although designed as a competition entry in 1901 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the House was constructed 1989-1996. Rooms include Main Room, Dining Room, Oval Room, Music Room and Margaret MacDonald Room. Outside are well maintained gardens.

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Swan on Forth & Clyde Canal


This morning, I joined a small group of hikers who followed a route in West Central Scotland (Renfrewshire and Dumbartonshire) which was centred on the village of Erskine.

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