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... we kept seeing electronic highway signs warning "Heavy Rain Expected". We got to the site of the games at 10:00. While there WAS an organization of arenas and venues, it was not laid out for the public well, so it took us a bit to figure things out. We started in the way-back arena with the Level 4 (lowest level) pipers bands competition. We had watched several when the nex band in line was from the USA. We wanted to move on to the ...
... train going about 20 miles an hour most of the way!!!!
But we finally got there, and are glad we did. THIS castle had the extra royal connection to make the stories and pictures just that much more interesting. The Queen Mother was born here - part of the Strathmore family, who have owned Glamis for 19 generations. The QM was raised at Glamis and her daughter, Princess Margaret was born there. ...
In 2011, we stayed in the lovely Scottish town of Pitlochry, just 7 miles south of Blair Atholl. Somehow, we managed NOT to see Blair Castle - so we had to travel back to Scotland to accomplish this task - ha ha!
Blair Castle is immediately, upon arrival, NOT like any of the other castles that we have seen, due to its very "chalet-like" appearance. (see photo). Another difference was that 30 rooms were available to walk through - well over twice the number of any ...
... middle of the day-- and it was the first time I had really seen men wearing kilts. Literally every single one had on a kilt with the tartan of their clan. That was pretty cool.
Next, we found our way to "The Famous Grouse Experience" which we thought was a distillery of The Famous Grouse whiskey but it was just one of the distilleries of that company and that type isn't actually made there- if that isn't false advertising I don't know what is. It was cool, but ...
... of it.
Will grab an early night tonight, ready for the last - and doubtless most scenic - leg of the journey to the start of my adventure tomorrow. It is hailing ferociously outside the hotel window as I write this. Do hope the weather improves tomorrow - certainly don't fancy picking seaweed in ...
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