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Peacock at Scone Palace.

This morning, June 5th., we departed our lodgings in Stirling, central Scotland and embarked on a trip as follows:

First to Scone Palace near Perth. Although the Palace is 19th century, the site is very ancient, reputedly a power base of the Picts but most importantly the ancient crowning site of the Kings of Scotland during the medieval period. Those to be crowned were required to sit on the Stone of Destiny, a block of sandstone, which is now represented by a replica with original in Edinburgh Castle. Inside the Palace are artefacts, paintings and antiques whilst outside are well-kept gardens with a small muster of Peacocks in attendance.

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Inchmahome Priory, Lake of Menteith

This evening, I am posting information on Inchmahome Priory, a ruin situated on an island in the middle of the Lake of Menteith, near to Aberfoyle in central Scotland. Access is by small boat Salient features of the Priory’s history include:

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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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