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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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Clans Burial Marker at Culloden Battlefield, Scotland

This morning we departed Inverness city and embarked on a trip encompassing three local historic sites, viz:

  • First to Culloden Battlefield. Here in April 1746 occurred the last battle on British soil when a British ‘Redcoat’; Army under General Cumberland defeated a force of Jacobites under Bonnie Prince Charlie and thereby finally disposed of the Jacobite threat to the thrones of England and Scotland. We walked around the entire site including Jacobite lines, Redcoat lines and burial markers of the defeated clans.We also visited the excellent Visitor Centre with detailed information on events leading up to the battle and the battle itself.

Video clip of Culloden Battlefield.

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