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Today, I led a tour to Glencoe and Stirling Castle. Images below. Yesterday’s blog was incorrectly posted to http://catswhiskersnews.blogspot.com/ (my error!).

Here is an image of the memorial to the victims of the infamous Glencoe Massacre 1692.


Glencoe museum. Note thatched roof. This is something like the original dwellings at time of the massacre.


View of Glencoe
Another view of Glencoe


Waterfall near Glencoe. This can be a gushing torrent after heavy rain, but quite subdue today.


Pipe band from Inveraray at Tyndrum.


Tapestry in the chapel at Stirling Castle.


Ceiling at Chapel. Note original decoration.

Great Hall at Stirling Castle

Seasonal view inside Great Hall
Barrel Vault ceiling at the Great Hall at Stirling Castle
Tour Guide in full flow at Stirling Castle

Tableaux in the kitchens at Stirling Castle


Entrance to the Castle


16th. century Palace at Stirling Castle
Another view of the entrance to the Castle
View of Palace Building at Stirling Castle

Overall, a good tour. Weather quite clement for time of year. Some snow on the tops of the hills.

Today, I am re-submitting my blog content from last night which failed to publish.

Here is a pic taken from the Albert Bridge looking west down the Clyde.


The following three pics are taken form the Albert Bridge looking east towards the weir0and some flats. I like these.




This image is of Glasgow Cross and its seven storey Tolbooth Steeple which is topped by a clock and a stone crown. This feature was once part of a lager building, the Tolbooth which accommodation for the Town Clerk’s office, the council hall and the city prison. Building dates from 1625-7 and designed by John Boyd.

I like this image which evokes a feeling of bustle and traffic.


This slightly wonky image is of St. Andrews in the Square and built 1739-59. It is no longer used for religious worship.

Glasgow is just great for a night time photo tour!

Tonight I took off on my bike with objective of photographing a derelict church in the Gorbals. However, it was not, as I had expected, floodlit. So I continued on to Glasgow centre and took the following pics. OK, they are not technically perfect but one or two are interesting. I really need a full length tripod.

First one is Glasgow Cross

1625-7, John Boyd

The seven-storey Tolbooth Steeple is Glasgow Cross`s most important feature and it is topped by a clock and a stone crown. This was once part of a much larger building, the Tolbooth, which provided accommodation for the Town Clerk`s office, the council hall and the city prison.


St Andrews in the Square Church Architects: Allan Dreghorn & Mungo Naismith
1739-59 This is no longer in use for religious purposes.


Another pic of Glasgow Cross. This image gives a feeling of bustle and traffic.

The next three images are colourful. They are taken from Albert Bridge looking east towards the tidal weir with blocks of flats to the right.




This one ain’t too good. Taken from the Albert Bridge looking west.


Overall, these images show the great potential the Glasgow presents for photography tours.