Scotland (Oct. 2015) misc. & video

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Glencoe and window in St. Margaret’s Chapel in Edinburgh Castle.

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Isle of Skye.

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The Great Hall in Edinburgh Castle.

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My husband Rob made the following video, which is a composite of our 2 trips to Scotland this year. In June, we hiked the Great Glen Way, along the Caledonian Canal in the Highlands. Then, in Sept./Oct. we traveled with a WGBH Learning Tour, which focused on Scottish music. The video soundtrack includes live music we recorded during the evening performances. The musicians are credited at the end of the video, including the teenage students at the National Centre of Excellence for Traditional Scottish Music in Plockton.

 

Scotland (Oct. 2015) Iona

Scotland_Oct15vOne of the special places we visited in Scotland was the small Isle of Iona. The Irish Saint Columba founded a monastery there in the 6th century and it remained a center of Gaelic Monasticism for 4 centuries.

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We couldn’t have wished for a more gorgeous, sparkling day to take a ferry ride and walk around the village.

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The Iona Abbey is a short hike from the ferry dock.

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The 8th Duke and Duchess of Argyle are buried inside.

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We wanted to stay longer in this tranquil spot, but had to catch the ferry back.

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