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Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Fife » Dunfermline July 30th 2018

After breakfast at Eleanor and Ricky’s, the first order of the day was a drive to Dunfermline to pick up a diamond drill for drilling into granite. We then made our way to the cemetery and Ricky did a great job drilling the two holes required to attach David Grahams plaque to the family headstone. We then bid our goodbyes to Eleanor and Ricky and headed north-west to the highlands via Perth by freeway then a scenic route through the Troussachs National Park with great views of Glen’s and Loch’s along the way. We took a slight detour to visit Balquhidder, a bastion of the McLarens but most famous for Rob Rot McGregor’s resting place however there is some despite as to whether he is in fact planted there beside wife and son. Before long we ... read more
Lochgelly Cemetery
Balquhidder
Balquhidder

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Fife » Dunfermline July 29th 2018

We awoke refreshed on a rather cool Sunday morning and made our way up to Dunfermline Abbey and the Palace complex. We secured a car park near the children’s playground and walked to the Andrew Carnegie statue and then up High Street to the Abbey. It was a Sunday morning and there was a church service in the Abbey so visit to Robert the Bruce’s grave on this trip. We then visited Andrew Carnegie’s birth house and museum and left with a good sense of his upbringing and early experiences to be able to understand why he was so successful and At the same time benevolent. A couple of things we learned that stood out - his first ever investment was in a start up company which couriered documents and parcels on the new railway networks ... read more
Dunfermline Abbey
Dunfermline Abbey
Andrew Carnegie Museum

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Fife » Dunfermline September 2nd 2013

Dunfermline, Scotland – Birthplace of Andrew Carnegie... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Fife » Dunfermline August 13th 2008

It's nearly a week since we got home and I thought I'd better just finish off the blog. Typically, having travelled from HK we got as far as Berwick on Tweed and got kicked off the train because of flooding on the line. I was really gutted to think we'd finish up with a bus trip home but after an hour we were able to squeeze on a north bound train and get right through to Inverkeithing where Mum and Dad were waiting. There were lots of tears - relief maybe??? We stayed with Mum and Dad for 4 nights before moving back into Limekilns. Thank goodness Rog, Mum and Dad had been sorting things out. The house looked great, the garden was tidy, the car was ready to go and there was a welcome home ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Fife » Dunfermline November 3rd 2007

After months of planning, the day has finally arrived. After a frantic night of packing and checking and double checking we are ready. Sad to leave sunny Fife behind but I am sure Lima will welcome us with open arms.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Fife » Dunfermline September 6th 2007

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Dom Rep
Dom Rep
Dom Rep

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Fife » Dunfermline September 5th 2007

WELCOME Although this is my first entry into travelblog, I am currently writing this from my home. The travels I have been on lately were, 3 months spent in the U.S.A last year, and a couple of week I spent in the Dominican Republic this year. The plans I hope to make for trips upcoming. I, along with my mate Gavin hope to go to New York for the forthcoming Christmas - New Year holiday season. A little bit about what’s going on right now. I currently work for Sky Television, in the sales dept. the job is ok, but, only the means to an end. Basic salary is ok, but, at times can make very good bonuses. I am trying to get my physical condition into a better place. I am keeping active by cycling ... read more
Shot Of The Day

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Fife » Dunfermline July 19th 2006

So we woke up after a good night's sleep (Lonely Planet didn't lie about that) and had breakfast. Breakfast at Heather and Giorgio's was way better...I have a feeling we'll be comparing every B&B with them :) This one still makes us feel uncomfortable and we're happy to be on our way. We head to Stirling Castle but we're too early and they're not open yet so we just parked the car and walked around for a little while. We explored town around the castle and took some beautiful pictures of the Wallace Monument since we could see it from the castle. It's a gorgeous misty morning and we took great pictures. Stirling Castle is smaller than Edinburgh Castle and way less crowded...probably because we got here so early. Ali and I seem to go our ... read more




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