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... millions of sheep is used for insulation in buildings and new
homes. Scottish wool is considered too
coarse for large scale fabric use. The
Arran sweaters and Harris tweeds are good examples of the itchy but "lasts
forever" wools produced - neither great harbingers of a successful fashion
industry. When I think of the sweaters
my mother and aunt knit for us when I was a child, I do remember that the wool
was so ...
Today we left Edinburgh to travel north to the real Scotland, we first stopped at Gardyne and found someone who said that the gardener will probably be at the castle but that the owners will still be in Edinburgh as it is their weekend house! On arriving at the castle which is private property, we found the gardener who was a bit gruff and told us to take a couple of photos and not walk around it and go on our way. After a bit of a yarn he showed us around the ...
... been; even more of a shock to realise that the apartments were just a couple of streets away from there!
I won't go into how dodgy the apartments are; let's just say that Greg and I re-named them "Shonky Towers"... but there is a bus stop right outside, and it's a place to lay our heads at night and have a cuppa in the morning. And as Greg said, anywhere would compare unfavourably to the luxury and comfort that we have grown accustomed to over the past few days!
... so far, it was evident that the English have always ruled over the Scots. They even went as far as to steal the Stone of Destiny which was a rock that was used to knight their first king, since then it was used in all official ceremonies. It was eventually taken to England and for years after the Scots attempted to steal it back. Some Scottish uni students did manage to brake into where it was kept a few years ago to attempt to ...
... justified to feel Christmassy now! Time for some mulled wine & then find somewhere for dinner. Delicious mulled wine, certainly be having more lol. We stumbled across Bella Italia which wasn't too busy. Nice dinner & wine. Quite late when we finished dinner, so we wandered back to the Guesthouse to rest before a busy day tomorrow for exploring this ...