I am planning to write a post later this weekend outlining some of the thoughts I've had about Scotland, Scottish heritage and Scottishness, post-return, but for now, given the lack of writing and fresh content I've been publishing here, I give you these images, together with some commentary. There is much more below the fold, I should mention...
Around Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond is a short drive out of Glasgow (where we started our trip, and the general area around which both part of my, and my husband's, family are from). It's beautiful, as is the surrounding forest.
Glencoe is principally known for having played host to a rather infamous and brutal massacre perpetrated against the MacDonalds of Glencoe in 1692. People say the glen still evokes a real eeriness... it certainly did on this day-- no one was around, and there was lots of low cloud. The glen is now home to major conservation efforts. [intro]