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Uig Bay, Isle of Skye

Uig Bay, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Uig which is located on the north-western tip of the Isle of Skye, a place which regularly features in my tours of Skye.

Read more on Visit Uig, Visit Isle of Skye…

James Watt Display

James Watt Display at Kelvingrove

This evening, I am focusing on James Watt, a Glasgow based inventor and mechanical engineer who, through his refinement of the steam engine, was a key influence on the rise in global prosperity as a function on the Industrial Revolution.

Read more on Connect with James Watt, Connect with Glasgow…

Defunct Drydock at Govan

Defunct Drydock at Govan, River Clyde

This evening, I am focusing on Govan which is a very old community opposite the confluence of the Rivers Clyde and Kelvin. The site of Govan Old Church may date back to the 6th century (as a Christian site) and possibly earlier. Judging from evidence of carved medieval stones (on display in the Old Church) Govan may well have been the base of a local royal line or power centre during the 9th-11th centuries before being eclipsed by Glasgow.

Read more on Visit Govan, Visit Glasgow…