Scotland


The Falkirk Wheel, connecting the Forth & Clyde Canal from Glasgow to Edinburgh's Union Canal.  As you can see here, the wheel rotates to lift a gondola about 150 feet from one canal to the other.  The trip takes about 10 minutes.  The Wheel replaced a series of 11 locks.

A replica of the Stone of Scone.  The original
is in Edinburgh Castle, along with the Crown Jewels.

The piper had just finished playing for
a wedding when we arrived at Huntingtower Castle.

The famed Swilcan bridge on the 18th at St. Andrews.  Note all the preparations for the 2005 Open.

Built in the 1400s, Blackness Castle was a garrison fortress and state prison.  Due to its shape, it's sometimes called "the ship that never moves."

The statue of Greyfriars Bobby.  The companion of John Gray, Edinburgh Constable, he stayed by
his master's grave for fourteen years.  The statue was sculpted by William Brody.

A group of students from Linlithgow Primary School.  They act
as tour guides for other school groups at Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of
both James V and his daughter, Mary Queen of Scots.

Mons Meg, at Edinburgh Castle.  Built in 1449, it could fire
one of those balls over 2 miles.

Dunnottar Castle, ancestral seat of the Keiths, grand marischals of Scotland.
During 1651-2, the Crown Jewels were hidden here to keep them away from Oliver Cromwell.

Corgarff Castle, with its 18th-century star-shaped perimeter wall

Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

The Glenfinnan Monument at the head of Loch Shiel, commemorating the 19 August 1745 landing of
Prince Charles Edward Stuart in his last attempt to restore his family to the British throne.

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Last updated 5 June 2008