Thursday, September 15, 2016

Thursday 15th September 2016...into the big city!!!

My time in Scotland is quickly coming to an end and I left Aberfeldy this morning after a lovely but short stay.....all these air bnb places are so wonderful and my hosts so kind and friendly......I had a slow and enjoyable breakfast and was on the road by 10.30 am I only had a drive of around 2 hours so i took my first misty Loch view...
I do enjoy taking the roads less traveled and this morning was no exception!!!

What a great way to wrap your hay bales!!!!

I stopped at the small town of Dunblane...
 and it's beautiful Cathedral

There was a closed sign on the door and I peeked in and there was some kind of school graduation ceremony taking place!!!
This town is well know for two events one the massacre of innocent lives''''

This is a disturbing and very sad account!!!

Dunblane reflects 20 years after school shooting

  • 13 March 2016
  • From the sectionScotland
Flowers outside Dunblane Primary School a day after the shooting in 1996Image copyrightPA
Image captionFlowers outside Dunblane Primary School a day after the shooting in 1996
Victims of the Dunblane school shooting will be remembered in church services in the town, 20 years after the attack.
Teacher Gwen Mayor and 16 of her pupils were killed when Thomas Hamilton opened fire on them on 13 March 1996.
Rev Colin Renwick, who will lead tributes at Dunblane Cathedral, said there had not been a day since when those lost had not been remembered.
Ch Insp Paul Rollo said people would also "celebrate the vibrant community which had overcome" the tragedy.
The killings in the town, which is near Stirling, shocked the nation and led to the UK enforcing some of the strictest firearms legislation in the world.
Media captionFormer head teacher Ron Taylor: "It's hugely important we help, as best we can, those who survived, and support those who lost"
Assistant Chief Constable Kate Thomson said: "Much has changed in 20 years but the shock and sadness is still felt by people throughout Scotland and further afield, including police officers who served in Central Scotland Police and elsewhere at the time, and those who have joined the service since.
"We wish to extend our sympathies to the families and friends of those who died, and those involved in the tragic events of 1996 in Dunblane, at this time of remembrance."
Rev Renwick said: "Since that day, people have appreciated the support and prayers of others throughout the world, but have also valued being allowed the space to grieve and rebuild with privacy and dignity, with as little media scrutiny as possible.
"During these various services, there will be an opportunity for those who gather to remember and to pray for continuing strength and peace."

Safer now

Monsignor Basil O'Sullivan will mark the anniversary in the Holy Family church in Dunblane.
He was parish priest at the time of the shooting and told the Scottish Catholic Observer: "As we have every year without fail, we're having an anniversary Mass.
"We pray for the injured, we pray for the bereaved and those who still suffer every day."
Survivors and relatives have also been reflecting on the impact of the shooting on their lives and on the country as a whole.
Mick North, whose five-year-old daughter Sophie was killed, said the positive legacy should not be forgotten - that people are safer from gun crime than they were 20 years ago.
Media captionIsabel Wilson lost her five-year-old daughter Mhairi in the shootings
He said: "In many respects, the day of the forthcoming anniversary won't be especially different - any day from the last 20 years was one for memories.
"The importance of the 20th anniversary is as an occasion when others can recall and reflect on a horrific event, and also a time when those too young to remember might learn about what happened and consider its significance."
Alison Ross, sister of five-year-old victim Joanna Ross, wants people to see the positive life in Dunblane today.
She told a BBC Scotland documentary: "It needs to be remembered so that everyone's aware that we are still here, we are still getting on with our lives and we didn't just fade into the background either.
"We still had to power on and push on with our lives, and it's important that everyone knows we're doing it, and doing it well."

the next the home of the Murray brothers!!!!

and it just so happens that I shall see Andy tomorrow BUT you will have to check in tomorrow for the full details!!!!!
In doing some reading I find that Andy was at that school and his class was just about to go into the gym!!!

I had a bit of time to kill so stopped in at a Mall and treated myself to two tops and some socks!!

I arrived in the city of Glasgow around 5.00 pm and went to my air bnb stay for the next three nights....and it is just so lovely as is my hostess Katherine!!!!

Check it out!!!

 One of the reasons I booked here was the location right next to the National football stadium, view from my room!!

I have full use of the house and I cooked myself a lovely light dinner, soaked in the tub and now writing this watching the kids train on the soccer field!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful evening!!!

Yashi Kochi!!!!

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