As the tour bus left the dark stone of Edinburgh behind, the rain of the morning started to subside. The highlands awaited us. I had booked a tour to Lochness, but after a miscommunication in my pickup in September of 2016, I was offered one to a different location.
It was a treat to see Doune Castle where the filming of Monty Python, Outlander and Game of Thrones had taken place. The green stone castle https://www.inveraray-castle.com is owned by the Duke of Argyll. It was a filming location for a Christmas episode of Downton Abby, as was the bridge for a scene with Mary and Matthew having a picnic on Loch Fyne. The guide told stories of the past as well as the future in sustainability, like using natural resources like water for electricity. Scotland is full of unspoiled land with great beauty.