Remember this traditional Scottish song? John Allan Cameron did a recording of it back in the day. Robert Allan of Kilbarchan (1774-1881) is thought to be responsible for writing and remodeling the following version of the first two stanzas. How is your Gaelic?
"Will ye gang tae the Heilands, Leezie Lindsay?
Will ye gang tae the Heilands wi' me?
"Will ye gang tae the Heilands, Leezie Lindsay,
My bride and darling tae be?"
"To gang to the Heilands wi' you, Sir,
I dinna ken how that may be,
For I ken nae the road I am gaeing,
Nor yet wha I'm gaun wi'."
Julia, Tom and I traveled by train to the highlands and spent one night in Inverness.
Julia on the Train
Scenes from the Train
Inverness is a pretty little town with its own beautiful castle overlooking the River Ness and this construction site.
The River Ness
Along the River in Inverness
Street Planter in Inverness
Picturesque Street Scene
Tucked amidst its picturesque streets, you will find not only a pricey music store, but also
..... a Pram Centre. Have you ever seen a Pram Centre? I love prams.....the word, the look, the idea.
We finished our evening in Inverness with a "pint" and a "dram" and some"crisps" at a local pub!
The Mathiesons at the Pub
............Until Next Time...........