Scotland the Hassock Institute and Cairngorms National Park
Our main holiday for 2010 was Scotland. There was the Hassock Institute launch party in Inverness, a very kind invite from Maggie and Ravi. This was followed by a week in the Cairngorms National Park, and the a visit down memory lane to Helensburgh.
August 1st 2010 and we took a boat drip down Loch Ness and visited Urquhart Castle. A little disappointed by the castle, it was not the one I imagined. Rosemary pointed out the castle I wanted to see was private and on the West Coast.
On July 31st Rosemary and I attended a party in the Ramada in Inverness. We had been invited by Ravi and Maggie to launch the Hossack Institute of Highland Studies in memory of Maggie's parents. The party was great fun and had most of us attempting some form of Scottish dancing.
Monday 2nd August. After Inverness, we stayed in a new self catering conversion in the Cairngorms National Park near to Tomintoul. Here we went walking, and even took a ride on the Strathspey Railway from Broomhill, through Boat of Garten to Aviemore. The Broomhill station is better known as Glenbogle from the TV series Monarch of the Glen. Finally two days were spent in Helensburgh.