The photo above is a panorama of the Scottish highlands, and lies on the way to Ben Lomond. It shows Loch Tulla in the valley. The Bridge of Orchy is under repairs.
The above shows a panorama of Loch Lomond at sunset. Loch Lomond is the largest body of fresh water in the UK, holding more volume than all the rivers and lakes of England and Wales combined… or so the guides said.
This photo shows the beginning of Loch Lomond, at Balloch. To the right rear of the building is a children’s play park and entrance to the hiking/cycling trails. The boat in the middle background is the Maid of the Loch, a paddle steamer that is currently being restored. Her ‘twin’ is the oldest steamer in active service, named after lawyer and writer Sir Walter Scott.
Loch Lomond is also known from a famous song, the chorus of which is very recognisable:
Wemyss Bay in early sunrise.
It was only when I visited Scotland that I began to see the rich (and I do mean RICH) history of the Scottish people. Listed below are some famous Scots and their accomplishments:
- James Young Inventor of Paraffin (kerosene)
- James Young Simpson Pioneer of Anaesthesia
- Robert Liston Pioneering surgeon noted for speed in surgical procedures
- George Forbes Scientist and inventor of carbon brushes for electrical motors (still used today)
- Sir Walter Scott Lawyer and writer
- David Hume Historian, writer and noted philosopher
- Robert Burns Poet
- John Logie Baird Inventor of television
- John Boyd Dunlop Inventor (independently) of the modern rubber tyre
- Robert W Thompson Inventor (independently) of the modern rubber tyre
A more complete but still partial list of famous Scots can be found here.