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Runrig at Scone Palace 2009

Runrig at Scone Palace 2009Photos from Runrig at Scone Palace 2009

The first band up when we arrived were King Creosote – they can play their music but it the songs weren’t that good.

Peatbog Fairies were the warm up band before Runrig.  Amazing sounds.

Between Peatbog Faries and Runrig was the presentation of the Sconestone to the Reverend Neil Galbraith by Alex Salmond.

The Sconestone is a small stone carving inspired by ancient Scottish carvings that we will send on a journey of Kindness around the world, coming in contact with people from every clime, continent and culture. The Sconestone will act as a symbol encouraging those who have touched it to do an act of Kindness and ultimately help in their own small way to make the world a better place. Every person who touches or cares for the Sconestone must do their part and pledge to

Then on to Runrig.  New and old songs, loud and quiet, and once again an amazing experience.

Thanks to Nessie for dragging me along and Wilma for driving.

Norway V Scotland Photos

Norway-V-ScotlandPhotos from recent trip to the Norway V Scotland World Cup 2010 qualifier, and subsequent tour round the Baltic’s.

Monday – Edinburgh to Stavska, Ryanair Stockholm.  Bus to Stockholm (2 hours!) Night out in Stockholm.  Stay in Best Hostel in the old town.

Tuesday – express train to Arlanda Airport (£25 return), Stockholm, fly to Gardermoen Airport in Norway, local train to Oslo and night out in Oslo. Stay in Thon Hotel Spectum in Oslo.

Wednesday – Match day.  Norway 4, Scotland 0.

Thursday – local train to Gardermoen Airport, fly to Arlanda, express train to Stockholm, taxi to Värtahamnen ferry port, overnight Tallink ferry to Helsinki on the M/S Silja Serenade.

Friday – Arrive in Helsinki by ferry, night out in Helsinki

Saturday – Linda Line Express ferry to Tallinn, Estonia, night out in Tallinn

Sunday – day of rest.  Walk to top of Tallinn.

Monday – Bus tours of Tallin by Tallin City Tour’s bus

Tuesday – Hansabuss Business Class bus from Tallinn Estonia to Riga Latvia (£25 business class!).  Night out in Latvia.  Ate an excellent meal in Hospit?lis Extraordinary Restaurant in Riga.  Steak and baked potato for £7.50.

Wednesday – 22 bus to Riga Airport (50 pence!), fly back to Stavska, Ryanair Stockholm.  Local bus to Nyköping (£2.50 each way), afternoon eating icecream, local bus back to airport and fly back to Edinburgh.  Taxi home.

All credit to Ryanair, all flights left and arrived on time with no issues.  They were inforcing the one cabin bag rule very rigorously but that didn’t affect us.  Some people obviously can’t count!