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Scott’s View, Melrose, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Dunfermline, north of Edinburgh and drive south for about 90 minutes to our first destination of Abbotsford House, near Melrose. This was the home of famous romantic novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) who wrote the Waverley Novels and much more.

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St Andrews Castle, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Dundee and embarked on a tour as follows:

  • First to St. Andrews. First we called in at the St Andrews Links Trust ( Clubhouse) for coffee in a restaurant which afforded excellent views of the Old Course and other prestigious golf courses. next we drove through the town, with its wide streets, to visit the (ruined) medieval cathedral and associated sites, including St Rule’;s Tower, Combination of sunshine and good visibility provided excellent photo opps.

St Rule’s Tower, St Andrews,, Scotland

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Bull, possibly Red Poll breed, Scottish Highlands

Today’s leg of our Scotland tour entailed a journey from Inverness in the north to Dundee in the east.

The first section from Inverness to Grantown-on-Spey was uneventful but thereafter as we reached high altitudes the temperature oscillated between plus 2 and minus 2 centigrade with snow showers. We followed the A939 through Tomintoul, Lecht and Cock Bridge to Crathie and then on to Braemar where we first stopped to view Braemar Castle and then on into the village for lunch.

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