Bannockburn – Sunday June 24th, 2007

Bannockburn – Sunday June 24th, 2007

Today was the day we went to the Battle of Bannockburn reenactment . The original battle, fought in 1314 gave the Scots under Robert the Bruce independence from England. The reenactment was held at the Bannockburn Heritage Center not far from Stirling. We arrived about 11:00 AM and we had to park in a farmers … Continue reading

Stirling –  Saturday June 23, 2007

Stirling – Saturday June 23, 2007

Our accommodations in Stirling was the Munro Guest House. It was a very good B&B not far from Stirling Castle. The weather was intermittent rain all day. We orginally planned to go to the reenactment of the Battle of Bannockburn (1314) but decided instead to go to the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle. The Wallace … Continue reading

York –  Friday June 22nd, 2007

York – Friday June 22nd, 2007

We got up at 8:00 AM and had breakfast of hashbrowns, blood pudding, eggs and bacon. We then walked the few blocks to the Jorvik Viking Museum. It was impressive and well worth the visit. This museum has an automated tour in the first section where you ride a chair similar to a ski lift … Continue reading

Monday May 21st, 2012 – The Crannog

Monday May 21st, 2012 – The Crannog

The Scottish Crannog Center is a replica of a stone age dwelling built over Loch Tay, in the Aberfeldy area. This was to be our main stop on the way back to Glasgow. The morning was bright with some cloudy patches but warm temperatures. We were up about 8:00 to have breakfast. We then packed … Continue reading

Monday May 14, 2012 – Clydebank

Monday May 14, 2012 – Clydebank

Up at 7:00 and breakfast was cereal, weetabix and granola. Lois had to be at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center (SECC) for 8:00 AM so she called a taxi. It arrived so fast I wasn’t ready, still packing my camera gear and I was frantically searching for my room keys which turned out to … Continue reading