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Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Day 1 - visit to Falkirk Wheel

The main event today, apart from the drive down from Nairn to Edinburgh, was a visit to the Falkirk Wheel - although I had seen lots of photographs of it in operation it is difficult to visualise until you actually see it. Well worth the visit and as it was the first day in at least a week that we have had blue skies it made for an attractive visit.

Checked in this evening at the Halls of Residence (Pollok Halls, aka 'Edinburgh First') close by Arthur's Seat, where I had stayed about four years ago. Very comfortable and there is fairly decent (and inexpensive) wine in the bar so that's always a good start! Tomorrow it's the Scottish Parliament following the Museum of Scotland, then onto the Queen's Gallery at Holyroodhouse.

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