Our walking group had an excellent outing last week. One of the group, George, lives in Milngavie and had recommended the group make a visit there to have a walk round one of the reservoirs and also to visit the Lillie Gallery to see the ‘Tam O’Shanter’ exhibition of paintings by Alexander Goudie.
First stop was the gallery where we were met by the exhibition curator, James Higgins. James very generously gave the group a very entertaining and informative tour of the paintings which illustrate the epic poem by Robert Burns and tell the tale of Tam O’Shanter and his meeting with, and escape from, some witches at Alloway Kirk.
After spending some time looking at the paintings George guided the group up the hill towards the Mugdock Reservoir. There was still quite a lot of snow and ice about and there was a chill in the air, but the sun was shining and the walk was bracing and warming.
After circling the reservoir it was time to head back to the train station and to Glasgow.
Many thanks to George and James for a stimulating and invigorating day!