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Mad Ferret @ Stramash

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Mad Ferret @ Stramash

@MadFerretBand @StramashEdin

I thought that one of the disappointing things about going to Scotland this summer was that it would be the only place I visited without any live music (due to Covid restrictions, which are generally less in Europe than in the USA unless you are in the UK). However, during a tour I was on to the Isle of Skye, my tour guide played a great band from his hometown called “Mad Ferret”. He sort of DJed the songs he played on the bus and mentioned that Mad Ferret was playing the following night in Edinburgh. I went online and quickly grabbed up tickets for us before it sold out. The show ended up being the first allowed live music in Edinburgh in almost 18 months, and virtually everyone there was seeing live music for the first time in ages and freaking out. An amazing evening!

Eilean Donan Castle

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Eilean Donan Castle (Scotland) at the confluence of Loch Duich, Loch Long, and Loch Alshpanorama

@HighExTours @1EileanDonan

The Diageo Claive Vidiz Whisky Collection in The Scotch Whisky Experience

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The Scotch Whisky Experience (Edinburgh, Scotland)

An empty bottle collection would have been far more impressive. This seemed like a bit of a waste.

The Scotch Whisky Experience seemed silly at first, but by the end I enjoyed it. I don’t know if that would have been the case without Covid as the crowds are usually pretty bad I hear. I didn’t wait at all or need to buy a ticket in advance like most people, and my tour included five people instead of the normal 20+.

19th century gravestones in front of 12th century castle

edinburgh castle from The Parish Church of St Cuthbert cemetery

The Parish Church of St Cuthbert graveyard