For those of us who are lifelong Southerners, heading towards the Highlands gives rise to a certain trepidation. I feel that I need to hold on to my seat ... I wonder if that was the effect that the prospect of Glasgow had on the young man yesterday?
Today, we're off to Loch Lomond, via Stirling Castle, and then to Hill House in Helensburgh. I was unimpressed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh's house (reproduced) yesterday. You sit on one of those very low, though uncomfortably straight-backed chairs and it would be quite difficult to get up again without help. Appearance over function is not much use in a chair.
However, the Burrell Collection is fantastic. I could spend another day there very happily.
This post is brought to you by Z's iPhone, from Alistair's coach, whilst Tom the guide tells us about the Battle of Bannockburn.