It’s summer in Scotland, don’t you love it!

It’s nearly the end of June, and we are still waiting for the warm, summer weather to arrive in Scotland.  I’m pretty fed up with waiting, so the only option left is just to get out there anyway. At least there are plenty of daylight hours…

So here’s a few photos of our walk today by the Greenock Cut, a 6.5km aqueduct that carried water from Loch Thom to the town of Greenock to provide people with drinking water as well as power for the industries.  It was built by Robert Thom in 1825-27 and is now a designated ancient monument.

I have to admit that we didn’t do the whole walk, but we did get plenty of fresh air and exercise, and I got to play around with my new camera.

So, here’s some photos of midsummer in Scotland, enjoy!

Waterfall

wee burn

wee burn

Islands in the footpath

Islands in the footpath

The cut

Green and pleasant land?

This should be a great view of the Clyde Estuary, but the clouds got in the way.

Wildlife 1 - some hardy blackface sheep

Widlife 2 - Gerard the slug (one of many seen on the path)

Nature study - Iain found another slug

Walk nearly over, jumping with joy!

Hey, as long as there is water, I'm happy!

I’d still prefer some sunshine though…..

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About Fiona

Fiona is a passionate advocate of the Scottish entrepreneurial spirit, especially our students. She was once a scientist and is a keen supporter of the Scottish life sciences community. She is a powerful networker and loves to put people in touch with others who can help and inspire them.
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