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Category: Scotland

Angels of the Holy Rude

Left is a photo I took of one of the many angels you can find throughout the graveyard surrounding the…

Sheep

The last sheep we saw were the Cotswold flock from Wolfville in Nova Scotia — a breed that comes from…

Little Skull

I can’t remember if I ever posted any of the black and whites I took in Stirling in Scotland. I…

Mystery Photo

I can’t remember where in Scotland I took this photo. I’m about 90% sure it is from Bridge of Allen;…

A Holga-ized Piece of Scotland

I took this photo on the border of Scotland and England — in Jedburgh, a small and windy town in…

Stirling Castle

You can see the castle from just about everywhere in Stirling. It sits on top of a great mound of…

Stirling Old Town Jail

As part of our bus tour, we toured the Old Stirling Jail, which was much like the tour that we…

Bannockburn

The first stop of the day was in Bannockburn, a flat land south of Stirling where on June 24, 1314…

The Wallace Monument

The last stop of the day was the Wallace Monument. The monument was built in Victorian times (1869) after a…

Bridge of Allan

We stopped for lunch in a cute little town called Bridge of Allan. This is a charming little village situated…

Jedburgh

The first stop in Scotland was Jedburgh. Jedburgh is famous for being the place where Mary Queen of Scots was…

A Brief History of Stirling and Scotland

I’ll give a little history lesson of Stirling and Scotland before I write about the places we visited. It will…

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