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Stirling’s monumental little secret

Roof between Nave and Altar

View from Nave
I have visited many churches and this one is stunning. The 14th century timber roof beams, graphic windows, and an organ to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

Fine buildings become special when the people who own, run and maintain them not only appreciate their wonder, but share it freely with others. It is staffed by friendly volunteers, knowledgeable in its construction and heritage. I visited this church many times and always received a warm welcome. If your are looking for discovery and enrichment while in Stirling, take an hour and make this part of your day. Judging by the visitors book, the rest of the world knows all about Stirling’s monumental little secret too.

View of Altar

This is my first Church Panorama taken near the Altar. Church of Holy Rude website here.

 

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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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