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This afternoon, I had the opportunity to visit the City of Perth, which was once the capital of Scotland (in medieval times).

Perth is the county ‘capital’ of Perthshire, the latter being an area I know very well and regularly visit in course of my tours of Scotland. However, from a touring perspective I don’t consider that Perth itself has a great deal to offer the visitor and hence rarely visit. Today, I had the benefit of unusually sunny weather and as can be seen from the images below Perth is prosperous and boast some interesting architecture. The city has a population of about 45,000, is well endowed with churches and sits on the banks of the mighty River Tay (Scotland’s longest river system) which has flooded the area in the past.

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This morning, I collected my guests from the Argyll Guest House in Sauchiehall Street to embark on a Charles Rennie Mackintosh themed tour of Glasgow.
Mackintosh (1868-1928) was a multi-skilled artist, architect and designer. He was Glasgow based where most of his legacy can be found. From time to time he worked in conjunction wit his wife, Margaret Macdonald who was a decorative artist. 
Our first stop was House for an Art Lover which was completed in 1996 from a design dating from 1901. Unfortunately, the interior was not open to the public this morning but we were able to admire the building from the exterior.

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 This evening, my theme is Scottish lochs of which there are some 32,000 of the freshwater variety plus may other sea lochs (fjords). Loch is invariably incorrectly pronounced ‘lock. The name is of Gaelic origin and means lake or body of water.

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