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Nesting swan at Lochleven Castle

This morning, benefiting from sunny, dry weather we embarked on a trip, ex-Edinburgh. as follows:

  • First, to Linlithgow Palace, a former Stuart royal palace on banks of a loch (lake). Thus former high status residence is where Mary was born on or about Dec 7th 1542 although the actual room is no longer intact. In 1746 the palace was destroyed by fire, apparently accidentally, in course of occupation by Redcoat soldiers.However, the basic stone structure remains intact and makes for a rewarding visit and insight into the Renaissance period.

Linlithgow Loch

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Boat trip on Loch Lomond

This morning, I collected tour group from central Glasgow, Scotland and embarked on a Clan Colquhoun themed tour as follows:

First we stopped, for photographs, at the scenic spot of Ardochlay on the bank of Loch Lomond.

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Friendly Red Deer at King House Hotel, Glencoe

This evening, we are in Arisaig, a small coastal village on the West of Scotland with sea views across the Sound of Arisaig and the isle of Eigg. Legend has it the real Long John Silver lived and worked in this area before becoming a fictional character created by R.L. Stevenson.

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