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This evening I am posting further images of my trip to Edinburgh yesterday.

Here is Bank of Scotland’s Headquarters building. Dates from 1802-6. Originally a sedate, classical building later extended into Roman Baroque.

National Gallery. This was designed by William Playfair 1845.

Waverley Railway Station. This dates back to 1854 and is named after Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels.

View of Calton Hill. It is the skyline which is important. Meant to portray the ‘Athens of the North’. Buildings include the National monument, Old Observatory, New Observatory, Playfair’s Monument, Nelson’s Monument and more.

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This afternoon I went to Edinburgh and took the opportunity to take a few pictures in the centre area.

Here is a view of the Royal Mile looking down towards Holyrood.

Here is a little known memorial to the Protestant reformer, John Knox. This plaque is located in Mary King’s Close

Here is the memorial to Sir Walter Scott author of the Waverley Novels and much more. The monument is located in Princes Street. It is possible to climb up on the inside although I passed on that today because of the bad weather. This monument is in need of a good clean.

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This evening I am presenting an image of a successful day at Kinnaird, near Dunkeld, Perthshire.

The Tay holds records as:

  • The longest river in Scotland ( 120 miles)
  • Having the largest catchment area in Scotland of 2400 sq miles

It is famous for trout and salmon

Contact Catswhiskerstours for information on salmon fishing at Kinnaird, Perthshire