BEST WESTERN Argyll Hotel Dunoon
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In this sunny warm Scottish day we decided to attend the queens batton race celebrations at Dunoon stadium. As soon as we arrived we spotted an assortment of dogs and their owners walking around shinty and football clubs, children's rides and we ears the unfortunate local radio host who felt it necessary to ask if we were havin a good time every …
... the Anchorage. Went up to the highest point in Innellan at the Golf Course and saw right over the entire clyde. Saw the family home where my cousins were brought up "Woodward" and a seat has been placed in front of the house in memory of my aunt and uncle. Went to see the headstones of my nana and grandad watt.
A day of family history I won't bore you all ...
... it only took another couple of hours to reach Glasgow, where we then caught a quick train ride to the suburb of Clarkston, our final destination.
We were greeted with a wonderful home cooked dinner (brilliant!) and chatted for a few hours with Robert and Lawrence before settling in for the night. It was great catching up and nice to see some family!
Sadly, today would also be the day we would learn of the passing of a very special lady - ...
... of William of Orange led by General Hugh MacKay at Killiekrankie on the 17th of July 1689. It was a bloody battle and although the Jacobites were victorious, Dundee was killed and sometime later Rob’s father, Donald (Glas), was captured and imprisoned for two years ondoubtful treason charges. On Donald’s release from prison his wife Margaret was dead (1691) and Donald was never to return to his former spirit and health ...
... the picture is self explanatory!
It was indeed a great adventure. A big thank you to my worthy and esteemed second cousin Donna for all the hours you spent organizing and agonizing over the logistics of making such an epic journey. You made it so wonderful and memorable for me. To be able to spend so many hours in the homes of friends and family-unforgettable! Thanks for a being a great travelling companion!
I also attach some random pictures Donna sent me.