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Peacock at Scone Palace.

This morning, June 5th., we departed our lodgings in Stirling, central Scotland and embarked on a trip as follows:

First to Scone Palace near Perth. Although the Palace is 19th century, the site is very ancient, reputedly a power base of the Picts but most importantly the ancient crowning site of the Kings of Scotland during the medieval period. Those to be crowned were required to sit on the Stone of Destiny, a block of sandstone, which is now represented by a replica with original in Edinburgh Castle. Inside the Palace are artefacts, paintings and antiques whilst outside are well-kept gardens with a small muster of Peacocks in attendance.

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Royal Apartments at Stirling Castle

Today, was the final day of our small group tour covering Scotland.

We departed our lodgings in Dunkeld and walked round to the local Cathedral, the site of which has a long history dating back to the 600s. Over the millennia the site has witnessed worship under the Celtic Church, the Catholic Church and, currently, Church of Scotland (Presbyterian).

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Glamis Castle, Scotland

Today, our tour proved eventful in that the tour bus experienced a breakdown. However, we were able to source alternative transport and completed the tour as originally contemplated, viz:

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