This was taken from our ship when leaving the Isle of Skye.
The cathedral was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland. It fell into disuse and ruin after Catholic mass was outlawed during the 16th-century. It is currently a monument in the custody of Historic Scotland. The ruins indicate that the building was approximately 119m (391 feet) long, and is the largest church to have been built in Scotland.
On our recent trip to Scotland we visited St Andrews to see the home of golf and the famous 18th hole.
The village of Uig seen from highway A87.
We sailed from Kirkwall to the Isle of Skye and this was the first land we saw from the starboard side of the ship.
This gothic tower was built in 1846 to honor the writer Sir Walter Scott.
Kirkwall was our next stop after Edinburgh. It was dreary out so it was black and white film for the day. Kirkwall is the capital of Orkney and this palace was built in 1607 by Patrick, Earl of Orkney.
Edinburgh’s main train station’s modern design is highlighted when viewing the Balmoral Hotel in the background.