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May 16th 2018
Published: May 16th 2018
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Note the shorts!
I’m happy to report to the golfers out there, my score did improve on the second day. 36 points! With John’s 39, the match against Bill and John’s mate, Ross, finished on the 13th! That was before Billy’s chipping lesson - things might be different next time.

We booked in to the Mandarin Restaurant Motherwell for dinner. A favourite haunt of John & Betty’s. Unbeknownst to us, the 2018 OVO Energy Series was also in Motherwell. This cycling tour has ten stages at various locations throughout Scotland. This was Stage 2. All the main streets were blocked off. After several U turns and many tight squeezes, we found somewhere to park and hoofed it to the restaurant in time to see the start of the men’s race right out front. The manager of the restaurant then told us it was closed due to the race! The look on our faces must have been priceless until we realised we were being pranked by Frankie, John’s mate! The food was as delicious as John promised it would be.

Next day, after a late breakfast, we caught the bus into Glasgow. Beautiful sunshine again today! It was wonderful to see Glasgow through
The Duke of Wellington The Duke of Wellington The Duke of Wellington

Authorities gave up removing the ‘hat’.
John’s eyes. The Duke of Wellington wearing his traffic cone hat (Glaswegian humour); University of Strathclyde; stunning murals done by graffiti artists; the Glasgow Cathedral; George’s Square to name a few.
And in the Oldest Category:
Glasgow’s Oldest House - Provand’s Lordship built for the Bishop of Glasgow in 1471
Loch Fyne - Scotland’s Oldest Seafood Cafe in the Barras
Back in Bothwell, there is the Parish Church of Bothwell - the oldest collegiate church in Scotland.


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The Parish Church of BothwellThe Parish Church of Bothwell
The Parish Church of Bothwell

The oldest collegiate church in Scotland
The Parish Church of Bothwell The Parish Church of Bothwell
The Parish Church of Bothwell

Most of the headstones were erected in the 1860’s


17th May 2018

Great photos
Good to have a local as a guide. The weather looks fantastic but perhaps you need to make the best of it
17th May 2018

Seeking the Scottish Experience
Another beautiful day today. We expect it to rain but it would be nice if it waited until we play Royal Dornoch lol

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