When I visited
Scotland in 1999, I decided to return as soon as
I could to see
more of this beautiful country. I was able to
schedule a trip
during August of 2000 to travel throughout
also attended the Edinburgh Military Tattoo held at
Castle each summer. Scotland is a beautiful country
to visit and
tour. Its scenery is beautiful and very rugged.
My flight from
the USA too me to London first and then to Glasgow.
Upon arriving in
Glasgow my tour embarked on a tour of the city.
This is the
National Art Gallery and Museum. There were very
displays and many interesting articles in the museum.
This is the
Museum of Transportation. It was near the
National Art Gallery
and Museum. It had a great railroad display.
There were many
traditional tenements in Glasgow.
They were built on every street
downtown. They are a great
example of how people lived when they
moved to the city. They are
well maintained structures and do not
have the stigma of our city tenements.
Glengoyne Distillery, 15 miles north of Glasgow.
made single highland malt scotch whiskey
which was a favorite of
the Queen Mother.
Here I am
sampling the single malt at 9:00 am.
I still think orange juice
in the morning is better.
was our next stop. This was the childhood
home of Mary Queen of
Scots. William Wallace's
victory over the English was nearby.
This is one of
the cannons used to defend Stirling Castle.
Another view of
Stirling Castle. A very pretty natural setting.
One of the
beautiful views from the Glen Coe region of Scotland.
This is the
rugged section of northern Scotland. They get enough
snow to have
a couple of ski centers in the area.
We stayed at this
hotel for two nights. It overlooked the beautiful
Loch Linnhe on
the North Sea. The town was called Ballachulish
and only had a
few houses. The hotel had a great pub.
monument which is a tribute to those who
lost their lives in the
Jacobite cause in 1745.
This is Armadale
Castle the home of the McDonald Clan.
This part of the trip took
us to the Isle of Skye.
We had a very short stay on the isle.
The Eilean Donan
Castle, the Clan MacRae
stronghold during the 13th century.
The boat locks at
Fort Augustus, called Neptune's staircase.
It is part of the
Caledonia Canal system.
One of the many
canal boats that sail on the Caledonian Canal.
Mount Ben Nevis,
the highest mountain in Britain.
There wasn't much snow on top in
I am looking for
Nessy! Loch Ness was beautiful but no Nessy today.
built between 1833-36. It is now the
home of the Brodie family for over 700 years.
and grounds. A post card setting.
Hotel, Blairs, Scotland. We had a two night stay here
toured the country side of this section of Scotland.
the home of the Queen Mother.
I have arrived!
I am standing next to the first fairway at St. Andrew's.
not bring my clubs so I just watched the golfers play.
The Royal and
Ancient Clubhouse at St. Andrew's.
lit up at night. The Castle has a commanding
view of the city.
It is a center piece of huge proportions.
It is a wonderful to
place to visit.
It is time to
rest and this cannon was nearby! It is
one of many
cannons found at this still active fortress.
I was able to attend the famous Edinburgh
This was the highlight of the trip!
It is an annual summer event and a terrific