Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The Big Trip North - Day 1

The Argylls Boer War memorial on the Castle Esplanade

Day one has ended, and it's been a busy yet rewarding day.

We started off early, aand our first port of call was Stirling Castle to the museum of the argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. After the biting cold wind at Stirling we were glad to receive a warm welcome from the museum staff.

We were very kindly shown around the museum, with a trip to the archive office and the museum store, which was fascinating. Added to that they make a fantastic cup of tea.

I can heartily recommend the museum - it's very well laid out, every item tries to tell a story, and there's a number of unique items on display.

I would like to have illustrated this post with some example but unfortunately photography is not permitted in the museum - so you'll just have to go and see for yourself!

If the rest of our visits are half as good as our visit to the Argylls then this will be an extremely worthwhile trip.

Many thanks go out to Rod Mackenzie, Archie Wilson and Bob Elliot for their kind welcome to us today.

Fort George tomorrow and the museum of The Highlanders (Seaforths and Camerons) - can they do better than the Argylls? they have a lot to live up to!

Barrie and Sandy brave the cold.

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