a boy sauntered by without
the weight of city
On the way to the Distillery, tour guide Emma talked about a funny news reported in Scotland some time ago about a hairy coo (cow) blocking a vehicle. It simply reflected the fact that Scotland was such a simplistic and peaceful part of the world where even such an insignificant piece of news could hit the headline!
Second stop of the day was Balmoral Castle, a popular Scottish home to the royal family. On top of the rich history of the place, I was particularly attracted by the many plants in the castle area.
We could easily notice that most of the trees were covered by a layer of fungi - see the green matters attached to the bark? It is not very healthy looking and it should be damaging the tree, yet the tour guide said it was a good thing to see these fungi, can you guess why?
Just before dinner, we had tour director Dr Fildes sharing with all participants of the tour her understanding of the Scottish education system. The brief introduction was a good appetiser to the main courses to come in the next few days when we could interact with school teachers and understand more about teaching and learning in this country.
Answers to all my tour questions will be given once we have enough attempts from readers. So, keep switching on your brains and have fun reading about our trip! Day 3 is up-coming!
Dr H C Lee