Visit to Scotland (04-09/09/06)

Day 3: Sterling, Loch Katrine

This time the whole group stayed together for an excursion ably led by Jean, who gave a commentary on the journey, interpreted by Myriam. Our first destination was Stirling, a town made famous in the 13th century when William Wallace led the Scots to victory against the English at the Battle of Stirling. We had a quick photo stop at the castle before stopping in the town for a short look around.

From Stirling it was a short drive to Loch Katrine, where a boat trip had been organised on the steamship Sir Walter Scott. It was blowing a bit and that sent a few members of the party scuttling down below for a tea or coffee laced with a wee dram.

The return journey to Perth took us through some spectacular Scottish scenery. The evening was spent in a restaurant The Bothy, where we enjoyed a meal with Jean, Hella and Günther.