What would Scotland be without the Thistle :)
Our tour bus was Huge. We travelled on some pretty narrow, twisty, roads, a couple of narrow little bridges and even a very narrow hair-pin corner, but our amazing driver got us through!
This and the next two photos go together :)
I held the camera up to the hole in this standing stone.
For our special dinner one night, we were 'piped in'.
The story of the Haggis--very entertaining :)
Haggis and very good it was :) I actually had it four times, but this one was the best.
This is the wall beside the entry to Culloden. See how the stones are protruding? The first ones show the number of British soldiers who died there, then there is a space and the rest of the wall shows the number of Scottish soldiers that died on the field. Very sad indeed. Very moving place to be.
Monument on Culloden Battlefield.
Moving on to the distillery, a tour and a lovely sample to drink :) I must say it was a smooth, warming and welcoming drink on this damp day! And yes, I did buy some :)
The famous Highland Cows, these ones lived by the distillery---I should think they would all be very happy by the fumes surrounding the place, but this fellow showed a bit of aggresion, so we didn't push the photo thing too far!
Loch Ness, still a little rainy and chilly so I did not go dip my toes :)
Are you tired of seeing Castles yet :)
I'll post some more tomorrow---John O' Groats, Neolithic village, and Standing Stones of Brodgar.