Friday, May 22, 2015

Driving Tour of City

Day 2

Day 2 began with a drive throughout the city of Glasgow.  The population is 2.5 million, with Glasgow being the 4th largest city in Europe. 
Tenements or apartments were built for the working class.  In the early days, there was only one room per family.
Tenements or apartments were built for the working class.
In the early days, there was only one room per family.


The tour group stopped at a sheep farm on the way to the Trossachs.

8 Stages in the processing of wool:  Shearing, grading, scouring, carding, combing, spinning, weaving & knitting, and dyeing.
In the photo are the 8 steps to processing wool.

Sheep are gathered for shearing once a year, usually in the warmer months.
The shearing process is described in the photo.
Shearing is required for the welfare of the sheep.
Travelers enjoyed walking around the sheep farm and photographing the sheep.


Miniature spotted horses were also a part of the sheep farm.

The informational sign explains the horses in more detail.

A miniature horse is shown above.


The travelers left the sheep farm and entered the forested region known as the Trossachs. The Trossachs is a small woodland glen in the Stirling council area of Scotland. The tour stopped in Aberfoyle, a village on the banks of the Forth River.  From there, the tour followed the route along the Lake of Monteith and through Callander to Stirling.



Outside Stirling Castle, tourists are walking the grounds.
High on the mountain where Stirling Castle sits is a beautiful cemetery.


Stirling Castle was a favorite residence of Scotland's kings and queens.


Some travelers enjoyed local cuisine for dinner at the Mussels Inn.