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This evening, being well into the cold and grey early winter, I have decided to focus on some Scottish colour and vibrancy as manifested in some of the private gardens I encounter in my tours around Scotland.

In particular, there is a heritage village called Luss (the name is Gaelic for ‘herb’) on the banks of Loch Lomond where the residents seem to compete to produce the most attractive gardens. The folks who live there are mainly seniors so maybe they have the requisite  time to produce the magnificent displays as shown below. The Luss displays whilst certainly not alone in Scotland are, perhaps, the impressive in such a concentrated area.

Luss attracts tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of visitors each year because it is conveniently situated on a main tourist route just north of Glasgow and offers opportunities to visit Loch Lomond, the heritage village itself plus a historic church which was an early centre of Christianity in Scotland founded by St. Kessog in the 6th century.There is also a 9th century Viking burial in the churchyard. Good all round photo opportunities when the weather is right!

This first image is actually from Eaglesham, south of Glasgow which caught my eye during a recent visit to the village.


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This evening, my blog theme is the architecture of Glasgow. The city is well endowed with diverse, historic and dynamic architecture dating from medieval times through the 19th and 20t centuries and right up to date with some interesting and award winning constructions on and around the River Clyde in the heart of Glasgow. This post will give the reader a flavour for the importance and diversity of what can be viewed. I provide architecture themed tours of Glasgow so don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you would like to learn more via a personalised tour.

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This evening, I have chosen the Highland town of Grantown-on-Spey as my theme.

Grantown ranks as my favourite town in the Speyside area which in turn is known for fishing (salmon), grouse shooting, deer stalking and whisky making. Some 40pct of Scotland’s distilleries are located on Speyside.

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