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Alloa golf

I have often wanted to play at Alloa Golf course, but never got around to it. Tennis and skiing are my relief valve. Thinking about golf its something I think I would find compulsive. You sense the magic in the split second striking the ball and feel it, knowing the shot was a winner. It happens in tennis, and that is the temptation that brings you back. So I have avoided golf because I think it would be compulsive.
My Son’s play golf, and being so young means I tag-a-long as they learn. They are members of  Alloa Golf Club, in the grounds of old Schawpark House. Quite a picturesque course sometimes blessed with ‘Montana skies’.

Alloa Golf
Alloa Golf

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Steam Train Scotland

The Great Marquess steam engine 61994 in front of the Wallace Monument
Steam Train Scotland

The new Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine railway reopened as many enjoyed Steam Train Scotland. Traditional coaches were pulled by “The Great Marquess” No 61994 on inaugural trips between Alloa and Stirling on 15th May. As the train passed by Causewayhead in Stirling I photographed the engine passing the Wallace Monument in the background. There are passionate train enthusiasts. The area was busy with anxious people waiting for the train to pass.

 

Steam Train Scotland
The Great Marquess steam engine 61994 in front of the Wallace Monument

 

The Great Marquess steam engine 61994 departing Alloa
The Great Marquess steam engine 61994 departing Alloa
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