It took us the best part of 6 hours to drive from Shieldag to Dunblane where we decided to break the long return journey home with an overnight stay.  En route, we made a small detour to visit the Kelpies at Falkirk.

They are an amazing piece of sculpture designed by Andy Scott, built to commemorate the horses that towed the canal barges.  He built large scale replicas of two of the horses named Baron (the taller with head up) and Duke (the smaller with head down).  The cleverly crafted steel structures are illuminated at night and their scale means they tower impressively over the road as you approach the site.  Well worth the detour!

Foodie firsts:
A nightcap of Bunnahanhain 12 year old whisky made for a smooth finish to the evening.  Described as: “fresh and fragrant with hats of seaweed and malt on the nose.  Soft and supple on the palate with sherry, a hint of sweetness, malt and juicy sultanas.  A sherries, herbal finish with a balanced, salty tang.”  Very memorable.

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