Jim and Elsie’s 1978 Tour – Day 78

Saturday, 17 June 1978

Very cold wintry wind, dull

Drove around Aberdeen. Down to Dundee. Long bridge over the Tay.

Highland games were on at Newburgh (weather fine and hot). Had lunch. Pipe band came in. Junior races. Cycle races, shot put hammer throw. Large crowd in amphitheatre of private grounds. Left at 3.30.

Highland games

Visited Falkland Castle. Some of it goes back to the 1600s.

Started to look for B&B. None about. Past Forth Bridge and across towards Stirling.

Postcard showing two of the Forth bridges

The Forth Railway Bridge

Found a farmhouse about 8.30. Very big supper choice. Pikelets, toast, biscuits, small cakes, jam, honey, tea, coffee (£3.50). Mrs Stirling, Craigstow Farm, Stirling.