Two’s company and Three Castles – Scotland Day 7

Woke up bright and early this morning. Well, it was early anyway. Not so bright at 6:30 am. The sun did eventually come up and out though and it was proving to be a lovely day when  I collected Candida from the airport. Our first stop was back to Susan’s to drop off Candida’s bags and let her catch up on 8 hours of social media, then we went out to grab breakfast. Breakfast over and done, we headed for our first location of the day – Doune Castle.

On the way to Doune, it was time to put another paycheck’s worth of gas in the car. 😉 And if we stopped to get gas at the Cumbernauld exit off the motorway, that was just entirely coincidence.  Arriving after the hour drive, we paid our entrance fee in the gift shop and paused to make note of the copy of Cross Stitch for sale. Although, I have to say that the Monty Python memorabilia is totally outnumbering the Outlander items.  Outlander fans need to make sure that changes pronto.  Inside, Miss Candida at once sprinted into any hidey hole or staircase she could find. I followed at a more leisurely pace, punching in numbers on my handy audio tour. Continue reading

Great Scot! music for March 19, 2014 – Julie Fowlis -‘Wind and Rain’ / ‘Thig am Bàta’

I thought I would go with Julie Fowlis again this morning since I saw a tweet from Brian Ferguson that she would be at the Bannockburn Live festival at the end of June. I wish I could be there for that festival. Sounds like a number of fabulous musicians will be there.

Full details of #BannockburnLive festival unveiled, incJulie Fowlis, DougieMacLean, Roddy Hart & KarinePolwart:

— Brian Ferguson (@brianjaffa) March 19, 2014

I especially like this song since it has the lyrics in both Gàidhlig and English. As much as I love all Gàidhlig songs, it’s nice to know sometimes what the song is saying.  Also, this particular video has great pictures from Doune Castle and makes a great Outlander tie-in.

Julie Fowlis – ‘Wind and Rain’ / ‘Thig am Bàta’