Arrived in Scotland (Edinburgh) to a typical rainy Scottish day. Temperatures in the 60’s and a light rain falling, a “soft” day as the Irish say. August in Edinburgh means Festival time and that means lots of people, almost 2 million people will filter through the city for this three and a half week event. The weather turned nice and what followed was three days of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. The city was packed, the weather was pleasant and the photography opportunities are abundant. My travels took me into the countryside, to the towns of Stirling and Luss (along Lake Lomond). Both towns are gateways to the Scottish Highlands. Next stop is Dublin, Ireland.