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... with indiscriminate killing of the Clan chiefs and any other suspected Jacobites, to completely stamp out the chance of any further uprising. From that time on-the power of the Scottish clans was mainly lost.
After a sobering morning, wandering over the exact field where the battle took place and reflecting on the lives lost we cycled on for the afternoon, camping in a forest just outside Forres.
Next morning we visited the ruins ...
Well I am back;
We have had quite the day yesterday. We started out with our performance to an absolutely packed house and 2 reviewers including Broadway Baby, so stay tuned for that. Our sound was finally good yesterday after 5 performances. lol The cast seemed very up and delivered a good performance. We had people from other shows come watch as well, which is a wonderful thing.
Right after the show we made our way to The Waverly ...
... stunning and gave such a good view of the entire city.
We also took my own advice about trying new foods and had the classic Scottish dish: Haggis.
I'm not going to lie, I was really apprehensive to put the heart, liver, and lungs of a sheep into my digestive system. It was served alongside neeps (mashed turnips) and tatties (mashed potatoes).
It wasn't that bad. It had the consistency of ground beef only it had more of a smoky/spicy ...
... we headed for a little café near by. As it turned out it was the same café where Wills and Kate used to meet whilst at University and the staff told us that we were sitting at the table they used to sit at. This was such a buzz! From here we continued to drive north along the coast stopping at Arbroath, a small fishing port to try the local fish, Haddock and chips. The Haddock was the best fish we had eaten on the trip so far, ...
... the historic detail. Up to the Castle and get see where they held all those Military Tattoos I watched on TV as a wee bairn. They are still pulling down the viewing stands from the last Tattoo, apparently it takes 3 months to construct, it stays up for 3 weeks, then 2 months to pull it all apart. Like most things in your minds eye I thought it would be a bit bigger. Some great views from the top of the Castle ...