While walking the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Polly came close to being stepped on by John Knox and saw musicians playing under the gaze of Adam Smith.
Polly atop a wee head of hair in a garden outside of Glasgow.
King James V looks down from Stirling Castle.
A unicorn pointing high from a street in Stirling.
Polly meets some friends and gets into the action in Edinburgh.
A majestic deer in Edinburgh.
Polly pets a lion at Edinburgh Castle.
And steadfast Robert the Bruce guards Stirling Castle. See all of the archived posts with Polly Doll here.
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Polly doll came along on our trip to Scotland. She had a Highland dancer’s costume made for the occasion, complete with a Glen Garry bonnet. Yes, I know her kilt is not authentic in front, but she insisted on having it look more like a pleated skirt. I took her picture along the way, sometimes with my cell phone for Instagram, like the one at Urquhart Castle (above). The other photos were taken by Rob or me with a fancy Canon camera.
Wild mountain thyme was everywhere!
Polly learned the history of the Scottish Regiment in a museum display at Stirling Castle…
and admired the lush mossy ground.
She visited Edinburgh Castle…
stood amongst the flowers…
and peeked inside a cabinet at Argyll’s Lodging in Stirling.
Polly posed next to a primrose growing along the Great Glen Way…
and atop a bonny lass’s head in a garden near Glasgow.
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Throughout Scotland, the building materials of choice are stone, with slate roofs.The rooftop scene above was taken from Stirling Castle. And just a short stroll down toward town is Argyll’s Lodging (below).
This joining of metal and slate roofs was in a village along the Caledonian Canal.
Chimney pots and pointy roofs with finials added a bit of whimsy to the solid structures. The rest of the photos were taken in small towns in the Highlands and in Inverness.