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Pictures from Doug and Pat Ross on their trip to Scotland 2007
Portree in Skye

We arrived during the early evening of May 20 at the Dunollie Hotel in Broadford on the Isle of Skye (Inner Hebrides). This was to be the home base for our tours for the next two days. This was the first hotel which had no telephone in the rooms, and the manager had an occasion to inform us that his annual suggestion was for the owners to rectify that situation. Thankfully, he turned his office over to Doug and allowed him to check his website on the computer while awaiting a phonecall from our friend in Falkirk.  

Early next morning, we explored the small island capital of Portree. The Gaelic, Port-an-Righ translates as "the King's Port" which dates back to a visit by James V in 1540. At an inn on Bank Street Bonnie Prince Charlie bade farewell for the last time in 1746 to Flora MacDonald, who had famously conveyed him "Over the Sea to Skye". The centre of activity in the wee town is Somerled Square (Cearnan Shomhairle) where a war memorial is located. The chief industry is fishing.

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