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After our walk along North Sannox Burn, we continued on to Lochranza where we stopped in the Distillery for a look around. As soon as we stepped out of the car, we could smell them making the whiskey. The gift shop is full of Arran treats and whiskey in bottles of all shapes and sizes. It's fun to look around there. I think mum and dad were hoping to buy a small ...
... Brig O' Doon, from the Robert Burns poem Tam O' Shanter (the other fairly famous work of his being Auld Lang Syne) - and gives us a spirited run down of the poem. In short (and superficially) it's about a drunkard, a ghastly ghostly ghouly party, and a heroic grey mare named Meg. Strange. Creepy. Just the way I like it.
We're staying at the reception venue, the beautiful Blair Estate, and ...
The Calanais Standing Stones are a tough act to follow, but the Isle of Harris captured our imaginations with it's otherworldly feel! Our first stop on Harris was a lookout point used by Bonnie Prince Charlie when he was hiding after the unsuccessful Jacobite Uprising attempting to restore him to power as the rightful heir to the throne. From the misty mountains, the sense of isolation is strong and the view somewhat eerie, ...
... shining in and basked in it while we enjoyed our scallops and fish pie. I sampled a local soft drink called Irn Bru - "Bru'd to a secret recipe in Scotland for the last 100 years". Orange coloured, fiizzy and sweet.
The reflections of the buildings and boats in the calm water of the harbour made a very pretty sight. Still daylight at 11 p.m., and when I got up in the night at 3.30 a.m. there was a lovely sunrise already colouring the sky.
... a vast whirlpool at Corrryvreckan, ah but you can't have everything and we could see the outlines of where they would form. We finished the day off with a quick stop at the bridge to the Atlantic which joined the Easdale Island to the mainland of Scotland and the inn nearby where the patriotic Scots would change out of their trousers and back into their kilts when there was a law against wearing kilts... imposed by the English I guess! A very enjoyable day ...