Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Stirling Castle

We had a very good tour of the castle with an extremely enthusiastic and loud guide






Sunday, 8 July 2018

Holiday Property Bond (H.P.B.) Tigh Mor

 
 After a fairly short drive we arrived at Tigh Mor for the next week

 

View over the loch from the property

Our apartment in the turret

Down by the loch


Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Falkirk Wheel & Kelpies

Back through the Falkirk Wheel basin on a Bank Holiday with lots of spectators!

Short trip by car (would be a long trip by boat) to see the sculptures in a wonderful parkland setting - they're enormous


Friday, 29 June 2018

Linlithgow

From our overnight mooring





Early morning scene

Beautiful weather!

Monday, 25 June 2018

Museum of Scotland

This was an incredible place. I reckon you could spend 2 or 3 days here - it's huge!
You just have to be careful you don't get lost as it's a bit of a maze.



Even a bit of stained glass!
 
Clever video...

Monday, 18 June 2018

Edinburgh - St. Giles Cathedral


...with the inevitable stained glass photos...




Friday, 15 June 2018

Edinburgh Art Gallery


We went in search of Landseer's "Monarch of the Glen" but found the stag had escaped, although they did say it had 'gone on tour'.
We had to make do with this Landseer instead...

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Edinburgh

Moored in the middle of Edinburgh - very convenient...

View of the castle from the park below

Very attractive park!

Rather ugly 'bandstand'



Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Falkirk to Edinburgh

Staircase lock just after the Falkirk wheel. Just three manned locks at the wheel area and then lock-free to Edinburgh.

Aqueduct

Viaduct

View from the aqueduct

Moored halfway to Edinburgh

Saturday, 2 June 2018

New St.Albans Museum

A quick trip back to St. Albans from Scotland - not really!
The new St. Albans museum opens in the old town hall in a week's time but we were invited to a preview yesterday with the intention of overcrowding the venue so the staff could spot any potential 'pinch points' where congestion could occur.
There were a lot of staff there, and there's a lot of work still to do.
 
The gift shop run in conjunction with the V & A museum in London. 

The old courtroom which is where visitors are expected to consume their food and drink from the café - not sure about that idea...

Ceiling in the courtroom

Impressive 'sculpture'

15th century printer which will be alongside a modern 3D printer

The assembly room which has been beautifully restored