Scotland Blog May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Scotland Bog - Glasgow to Linlithgow

We had a 11:30 p.m. departure from Toronto flying 6 hours 30 minutes arriving in Glasgow at 11:15 a.m. Monday.  

We drove from Glasgow to Linlithgow, the birth place of Mary Queen of Scotts.  After a great pub lunch we spent time photographing Linlithgow Palace and the adjacent St. Michael's Church which dates back to the 16th century.  The beautiful stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings are steeped with history. The shell of Linlithgow Palace overlooks the loch by the same name.

Later this afternoon we travelled thought the Trossachs mountain range for our first night in Aberfoyle.  Dinner and a much needed rest after a long travel day. Tomorrow morning a cruise on Loch Lomond, then we start heading further north towards Fort William.  Enjoy a few images from our first day.  Good night from Deb, Bill and the Photo Trekkers photographing Scotland.

Some of the group enjoying our pub lunch. The cullen skink was great!!!


Would you trust a cross barber with a sharp rasor???


Have you ever herd of the crocked man that lived in the crocked house that walked a crocked mile. This cottage was on the way to the palace.


Gates to the palace and St. Michael's Church


St. Katherine's Isle within the church. It is said King James IV in 1513 praying here was warned by an apparition not to go to war with the English.  He ignored it and most of the Scottish army were killed in the battle of Flodden Field. This stain glass was created in 1992.


Beautiful angel statue at the front of the church.


The Queen's coat of arms, this is where she would sit when attending services. Bill Hall's mother and grandmother used to sit in the pew beside it circa 1940's.


Back of St. Michael's


The palace overlooking the loch. The archway used to be the main entrance and had a draw bridge. Mary Queen of Scot's was also imprisoned here.


Reflections of the clock tower from the garden walkway.


The Kelpies, an interesting structure of stainless steel located not to far from Sterling.


Pansies in full bloom outside the palace.


That's it for our images from today, check back tomorrow evening for more images and stories from our Scotland adventure.



Please add a comment

Posted by Bre on
Oh James, you just have to learn how to hold your camera straighter. Grin.
Posted by Nancy Anne on
I remember that skinky cullen and all the fun we had in Scotland. Carpe diem!
Posted by patti on
Oh the memories. The skink! Gorgeous photos too. Watch out for the horizontal rain in Fort William. If your poncho gets pouched in the rain, the hunting shop has some very attractive heavy duty ones in attractive camp. Works as a ground sheet to if you want to lie on your belly to shoot.

Posted by Becky t on
What great first day wish I was on this year??? Looking forward to your posts
Posted by Sue Krech on
What an exciting first day. It looks like you are off to a great start.

I would really like to see inside the crooked house!

“You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus”
Posted by Gail Nichol on
Great photos, brings back great memories also would love to be there!!!! Have a great time and looking forward to more photos!.
Posted by Mai on
The lighting in Scotland is exquisite for photography.
Posted by Claudia Viani on
Such beautiful photos…wish I was there…have a wonderful time.
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