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Category Archives: The Lowlands

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The Truly Fascinating Falkirk Wheel in Stirlingshire

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The Falkirk Wheel

The Truly Fascinating Falkirk Wheel in Stirlingshire is the world’s only rotating boat lift – it is designed to connect the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. (map)  Named after the nearby town of Falkirk, the wheel was opened in May 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II as part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations, reconnecting the two canals …

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A Visit to see The Kelpies in Falkirk, Grangemouth

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It was during our holiday to Loch Lomond that Hooves and I made a visit to see The Kelpies in Falkirk, Grangemouth.  I was about to say that if your ever find yourself in the Falkirk area then it is worth visiting The Kelpies, but actually in my opinion they are so spectacular that I think it’s worth …

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Millport, Great Cumbrae

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Just a short hop across the Firth of Clyde from mainland Scotland sits Great Cumbrae. (map)  Much smaller than it’s more famous neighbours of Arran and Bute, (and smaller than it’s name might suggest) Great Cumbrae is absolutely ideal for an outing.  We drove around the island, stopping here and there to take in the scenery – we also some …

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A Wild & Windy Dog Walk on Saltcoats Beach, nr Ardrossan, Strathclyde

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If it is a vast stretch of golden sand you’re looking for then Saltcoats Beach is for you (map) (streetview).  We went for a wild & windy dog walk on Saltcoats Beach, nr Ardrossan, Strathclyde back in September 2016.  We got blown inside out and returned to the car with hair like Rod Stewart, bright eyes and sand blasted …

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The Extremely Dog Friendly Trigony House Hotel, Dumfriesshire

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To say we love it here is a humongous understatement!  We first found the extremely dog friendly Trigony House Hotel, Dumfriesshire when searching online for a doggy-friendly place to stay on our way to the ferry across to Northern Ireland last year.  We loved it then and so the moment I realised we were coming this way again …

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