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Meikleour Hedge, Perthshire

Meikleour Hedge, Perthshire, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Meikleour Hedge, the world’s tallest at Meikleour in central Scotland. Summary particulars as follows:

  • Meikle is  a Scots word meaning beech. Not surprisingly, this is a hedge comprised of beech trees.

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Kelso Abbey, Scottish Borders

Kelso Abbey, Scottish Borders, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Kelso, a fascinating little gem of a town in the Scottish Borders which sits on the banks of the River Tweed. A visit here impressed me on three counts, viz:

  1. The enornomous (by Scottish standards) town square surrounded by many-storied houses.  This video clip  illustrates the square and surrounds.
  2. The ruined Abbey (above) which dates from the 12th century and was severely damaged by the Earl of Hertford’s forces in 1545 in context of the regular conflicts of the time between Scotland and England.
  3. The nearby Floors Castle (below) which was built  for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe in 1721. Inside can be found an outstanding collection of paintings, tapestries and furniture. Outside there are well maintained grounds, gardens and woodlands to enjoy.

Strongly recommend inclusion of Kelso in context of a tour of the Scottish Borders. The sporting visitor can indulge in golf, fishing and other activities.  Read more on Visit Kelso, Visit Scotland…

Glenfinnan Monument, Loch Shiel

Glenfinnan Monument, Loch Shiel, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the historic site of Glenfinnan, near Fort William on the West of Scotland. I inavariably stop at this site in course of my small group tours, usually on the way from Mallaig to Fort William (or vice versa). This site is popular for two key reasons, viz:

Read more on Visit Glenfinnan, Visit Scotland…