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This morning, I am continuing my Scottish castles theme with information on five further castles which I have visited in context of my Scotland Tours, viz:

Glamis Castle: This is located on the east of Scotland and is certainly accessible within the day from Edinburgh. Glamis, which  pronounced ‘Glarms’, has long association with the British Royal Family, in particular the late Queen Mother. This castle evolved out of hunting lodge around the 13th century. It is now something of a fairy tale castle located in pleasant grounds and benefits from an interesting garden. A very popular tourist destination. There is usually a herd of Highland Cows nearby which are popular with photographers.

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Today was magic. We had a dream combination of no wind, sunshine, blue skies and low volume of tourists.

After breakfast we drove down to the picteresque and colourful harbour at Tobermory which was recently made famous by the BBC childrens’ TV programme ‘Balamory’.


 Close by is Tobermory Distillery plus the added dimension of on-going commercial fishing. A great spot to explore in the early morning. After completing our stroll around the harbour we proceeded as follows: Read more on Tour of Mull and Iona…

Highland Bull

This afternoon, with unusual bright sunny conditions, I went round to Pollock House and Gardens to obtain a few seasonal images.

Pollock House  is a Palladian Mansion which dates from the mid 18th century. It was designed by father and son duo of William and John Adam for the Maxwell family.

Today the house, gardens and park are open to the public which makes for a very pleasant facility for Glaswegians. Unusually, the grounds are also home to a considerable herd of Highland Cattle which usually prove very attractive and photogenic. Today, I was lucky and managed to get a good image of black bull (see above). Read more on Pollock House and Gardens, Glasgow…