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Pilgrimage to Strachan – Part Three

Two years ago, almost to the day, I embarked on a trip to the Scottish village where my surname originates. At the time, I wrote three narratives journaling my voyage, all of which I am in the process of editing. Below is an updated version chronicling the third and final part of that expedition……. I concluded the second part of my trilogy of yarns from my road trip to Strachan, Aberdeenshire, describing a visit to the captivating Dunnottar Castle at Stonehaven. After an hour or so of taking multiple photographs and starting to feel rather peckish, I left the site of the castle to head twenty miles north… Read more Pilgrimage to Strachan – Part Three

Pilgrimage to Strachan – Part Two

Two years ago, almost to the day, I embarked on a trip to the Scottish village where my surname originates. At the time, I wrote three narratives journaling my voyage, all of which I am in the process of editing. Below is an updated version chronicling the second part of that expedition……. At the end of the first narrative on my road trip around Scotland, I had reached the picturesque Aberdeenshire village of Strachan. A visit to this enchanting village in north east Scotland, where my name originated centuries ago, the reason I’d travelled over 300 miles from my home in northern England.… Read more Pilgrimage to Strachan – Part Two

Pilgrimage to Strachan – Part One

Two years ago, almost to the day, I embarked on a trip to the Scottish village where my surname originates. At the time, I wrote three narratives journaling my voyage, all of which I am in the process of editing. Below is an updated version chronicling the first part of that expedition……. Sitting by myself on the driveway in my trusty black Astra automobile, it was hard not to feel a tinge of excitement for my imminent journey. After all, it’s not everyday you embark on a road trip to where your family name originated. While inputting SatNav details of… Read more Pilgrimage to Strachan – Part One