excerpt from 'Had I But Known' pp. 68-70 (151 words)

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[The author and her sister-in-law enjoyed a coach tour of Scotland, departing from and returning to Cambridge, a journey totalling 1691 miles].


[I]t was a hard gallop for two hours [from Newcastle] to Edinburgh, passing through Melrose, Galashiels, the centre of the Scottish Tweed Industry, making a grand total of 250 miles from Doncaster. What a welcome we had, a real Scottish welcome, to the skirl of [bag] pipes at the Learmouth Hotel [in Edinburgh].


 Leaving Perth next morning to the sound of the bells ringing ‘Ye banks and braes of Bonny Doone’. 


After dinner [in the west coast fishing village of Oban] we attended a show entitled “This is Scotland” comprising of Scottish music and dancing. Two young girls danced the sword dance and did “The Highland Flingto the tune of the bagpipes. We were piped from the Hall as we left. 

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