|The heather! Of course...|
|The view from our window..|
|The aptly named Oak Tree - several hundred years old..|
|This was our place...|
The next morning it was off to try out a distillery - in this case Glengoyne..in a picturesque setting at the edge of the Highland territory and one of only 14 Scottish owned distilleries in the country.
Our guide was named Stuart and sported some stylish plaid pants.
The other couple on tour with us was on their honeymoon - from Argentina. We chose the one whisky sampling tour as it was 10 a.m. - that's how the comedic Scot at reception phrased it the "one, two or three whisky tours"...
We did purchase as the tour was fascinating and the whisky very smooth...
We next ventured on for some history at Stirling Castle - where Mary Queen of Scots was in residence and gave birth to James - future king of England and Scotland...forgive me if I didn't get my history correct - I may be confusing it with Edinburgh Castle...our guide there was Ian. We were starting to wonder if it was "de rigueur" to have an essentially Scottish name.
|In Mary Queen of Scots throne..|
Edinburgh is the next place we visited...