Scotland Trip.

DH and I went up to Edinburgh again for business last week.  Here in Derbyshire the weather was warm and sunny, in Edinburgh cold and grey!!!!  I managed to get a few pictures whilst we travelled between customer visits.

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The road which leaves England behind and Scotland ahead, looking towards Edinburgh and the coast.

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We ended up driving through Edinburgh around the back streets avoiding traffic where you come across some fantastic buildings.

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Fantastic bay windows and you would not know you were 1800 Edinburgh except for the security cameras!!!!!

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Lots of the buildings have turrets and some of which are actual, if not tiny, rooms beneath the turret!

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A wonderful selection of old buildings which lead to Edinburgh Castle except for the modern carbuncle to the right in the picture which looks like a car showroom!  Whichever planning authority allowed that needs their heads examining!!!!

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Driving down the main road in Edinburgh the view is dominated by the Scott Monument dedicated to Sir Walter Scott.  You can see how grey the day was.

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We also had to go to Glasgow and stayed there overnight before returning to Edinburgh.  This is the view from our hotel room and the huge crane is a permanent monument to the great shipbuilding on the Clyde River.

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The Armadillo which is an event space.

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One of many old buildings in Glasgow probably once connected to the ship building industry.

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Several little towns have very ornate towers for their council offices.

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Travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh with a small break in the clouds.

It was a good two days for business and nice to be in the area again.  Just a shame that we were not able to carry on further North to where we holiday!!!  Ah well we will be doing that soon!!!!

Still trying to get things organised at home and tidying up areas which have not been done in a while prior to us starting the Spring Cleaning!!!  We have decided to get a skip over the Easter period so that we can get rid of rubbish which will be easier than keep going to the local tip.  We also have boxes ready for donations to charity shops and things to re-purpose and of course things to go back into the attic which will be all clean and tidy when we do.  Well that’s the plan!!!!!  I will let you know how we progress!!!  Quite a few friends have asked us why we are bothering and most times attics get sorted when you move house but we have not done that for a number of years so it is a good time to get it done. 

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As these Primulas are very prolific and spread easily we moved some from here to another part of our garden and as you can see they have come out.  But also some have come out as pink!  Now I know that Hydrangeas can change colour because of the soil but I didn’t think Primulas could do this!!!!  They look pretty whatever they are!!!!!

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I hope you are all having a Happy Tuesday.

Hugs, Susie xx

3 thoughts on “Scotland Trip.

  1. farmquilter

    Your pictures of Scotland make me want to return to England and explore every inch of your island!! Wales, Scotland and England are so beautiful in the pictures I’ve seen, and my wee taste of England 6-7 years ago wasn’t enough!! I wish I could spend a year exploring…even then I would miss things!! If I did that, I’m sure I would end up doing well at driving on the left side of the road!! Love those old buildings and your flowers are gorgeous!!

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