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Today, Scotland was hit by Storm Ali entailing heavy rain and winds in range 65-75mph. Scheduled trip to Stirling Castle for guests off a visiting cruise ship had to be cancelled and the ship itself became a casualty of the storm when it was forced from its mooring on the River Clyde. Instead, I toured Rouken Glen Park on foot and took photographs of the wind damage.,

McCaig’s Tower at Oban, Scotland was financed and designed by John Stuart McCaig, a wealthy, late 19th century banker. This unfinished structure is modelled on the Colosseum in Rome and has a circumference 200 metres which includes 94 arches.

Iona is an island which lies off the west coast of Scotland.Today, this is principally a spiritual retreat centred on the Iona Community which has a line of descent from the arrival of St. Columba in AD 563. Columba founded an early Irish-Christian monastery from where Christianity was introduced into Northern Britain.