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Culzean Castle-view of orangery from gardens.

Culzean Castle- View from the East

Ayrshire countryside-rolling hills, green and pleasant!

Burns Cottage, Alloway. View from roadside.

Tableaux inside Burns Cottage, Alloway

Robert Burns’ Cottage, Alloway, Ayrshire (Rear view)

Vindolanda – excavated Roman site near Hadrian’s Wall

Having fun at the England-Scotland Border

Inspecting the ruins at Vindolanda

Jedburgh Castle. This is packed with history and was the town jail.

Jedburgh Abbey-was founded as a priory by King David 1 in 1138. Suffered extensive damage in military campaigns.

Crail-classic East Neuk fishing village.

View of Forth Bridges from Fife Coast.

Architecture at St. Andrews.

The famous Old Course at St. Andrews

St. Andrew’s Cathedral- a ruin full of grave markers

Family pic against background of St. Andrew’s Castle

Inspecting fishermen sorting bait for the lobsterpots

Pic against background of lobsterpots and St. Andrew’s

View of St. Andrew’s Castle from Harbor

Friendly gun dog at Cluny Clays

Clay shooting near Kirkaldy

Tower of Castle Campbell, Clackmannanshire

Family pic at top of Castle Campbell. Rain stopped just in time!

Taking pics at top of Castle Campbell.

We also visited Housteads on Hadrian’s Wall but your guide’s camera battery went flat!

Cochrane Inn, Gatehead

Remains of Auchans House near Dundonald Castle

View of Dundonald Castle from Auchans House

Dundonald Castle- a former royal residence of the early Stewart kings

Inscription on entrance at Culzean Castle, Ayrshire

Culzean Castle, Ayrshire. Formerly principal seat of the Kennedy family

Another view of Culzean Castle
Font in Paisley Abbey

Interior of Paisley Abbey

View of Paisley Abbey

Paisley Town Hall-a magnificent Victorian edifice.

Paisley Abbey, whose origins date back to 1163. William Wallace was educated here.
Paisley street view

Clarks Mills Paisley, now offices and flats.

Dianne with backdrop of Clarks Mills. Her ancestors may have worked in this textile mill.