Project journals

Pat Trotter

August 6, 2022 Back to the Surflight

I am still processing all of the wonderful experiences I encountered in Scotland but it was time to return to reality today and photograph the current production at the Surflight Theater.  On stage is “Escape to Margaritaville” and it is another fun and very entertaining production by this storied theater

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August 4, 2022 Outlander

Whether you are a fan (or fanatic) of Outlander, or not, it is well worth a trip to various sites where the series was filmed in the early segments. The locations are historical in their own right and present a fascinating look into Scottish life, especially in the 15th, 16th

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August 3, 2022 St. Andrews

Today it was off to St. Andrews and Fife which meant crossing the Firth of Forth estuary near Edinburgh via the Queensferry Bridge and parallel to the iconic Forth Bridge, which was opened in 1890, and is one of the most recognizable in the world. This railway bridge, a UNESCO

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August 2, 2022 Observations in Edinburgh

What’s not to love about a castle? To think of the history that is infused in these Scottish castles makes one give pause for sure! Today I visited Edinburgh Castle and it was difficult, if not impossible, to capture more than simple touristy pictures.  The amount of people visiting the

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August 1, 2022. Castles

My journey is nearly over but there is still a lot more I will be doing. Today it was a move from Campbeltown back to Edinburgh – a full day’s drive with stops at Inverary Castle, headquarters of Clan Campbell, and the incredible Stirling Castle. The drive alone was worth the

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July 31, 2022 Arran

Today it was back up the Kintyre Peninsula to catch the ferry at Claonaig to the Isle of Arran. It’s known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, as it shares some of the characteristics of the Highlands and Lowlands, the mainland and the Western Isles. A drive around the island revealed stunning

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July 30, 2022 Springbank

Springbank Distillery was not in my original plans when I was designing my trip to Scotland and my visits to distilleries on Islay.  In fact I had to alter my travel plans to add a trip to Campbeltown as I was encouraged by a friend to visit this particular distillery,

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