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Uig Bay, Isle of Skye

Uig Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Uig which is located on the north-western tip of the Isle of Skye, a place which regularly features in my tours of Skye.

Read more on Visit Uig, Visit Isle of Skye…

Defunct Drydock at Govan

Defunct Drydock at Govan, River Clyde

This evening, I am focusing on Govan which is a very old community opposite the confluence of the Rivers Clyde and Kelvin. The site of Govan Old Church may date back to the 6th century (as a Christian site) and possibly earlier. Judging from evidence of carved medieval stones (on display in the Old Church) Govan may well have been the base of a local royal line or power centre during the 9th-11th centuries before being eclipsed by Glasgow.

Read more on Visit Govan, Visit Glasgow…

Dumbarton and Ben Lomond from Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton and Ben Lomond from Dumbarton Castle, Scotland

This evening, my focus is on the often overlooked town of Dumbarton, a place of great historic significance. The name derives from dun breatainn or ‘fort of the Britons’ from the time when the place was capital of the ancient British kingdom of Strathclyde which covered S.W.Scotland and parts of northern England during the 7th-9th centuries AD. At that time the language spoken was a form of Welsh.

Read more on Visit Dumbarton, Visit Scotland…