Welcome to our photo gallery from our trip to Scotland. There are wedding pictures here too!
Unfortunately, trying to sort out hundreds of pictures was a daunting task, so I didn't sort them. However, I tried to caption them the best I could. This page is full of thumbnail images, so scroll down!

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Enjoy!

Brad and Julia
brad@bradsprauer.com


Italian Chapel built by WWII POWs

Orcadian bird

Italian Chapel built by WWII POWs

Orkney

Man who discovered 5000 "Tomb of the Eagles"

Ruins of a bronze age dwelling on the same land as "Tomb of the Eagles"

"Tomb of the Eagles"

"Tomb of the Eagles"

"Tomb of the Eagles"

Orcadian bird

"Tomb of the Eagles"

"Tomb of the Eagles"

Orkney

Orkney

Orkney

Orkney

Orkney Brewery. Makers of one of Scotland's best brews, "Skullsplitter"

A Challenge?

Contemplating a hijacking.

Run!!

Orkney Brewery. Makers of one of Scotlands best brews, "Skullsplitter"

Orkney

"The Gloup" Sink hole made by years of coastal erosion

Orkney

Orkney

Orkney flowers in bloom

Orkney cliffs

Orkney

Orkney cliffs

Exploring the Orkney cliffs

Smooch

A seal looking at us looking at him!

Exploring the Orkney cliffs

Newlywed kiss

Orkney flowers

Orkney cliffs

Old field marker and a new field marker.

"The Old Man of Hoy"

Orkney cliffs

Orkney cliffs and sea caves

Orkney flowers

Glen Grant tour; Speyside

Copper whiskey still

Glen Grant

Glen Grant

Overly friendly horses that wouldn't let me pass until they were sure I had no treats.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle relics discovered in an excavation.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Streets of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

Wee Whiskey Shop

Spreading the Kilt Rock in Edinburgh!

Edinburgh

It's global.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Robert Burns Memorial

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Knackered in Edinburgh

Pub in Edinburgh

Exploring Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Exploring Edinburgh

It's global.

WTF?

Edinburgh at dusk

Edinburgh

Edinburgh signs

Welcome to Ron Fife's Kingdom.

Sleep deprivation

Courtyard of our Perth cottage

Morning mist in Perth

Castle Dunne. Featured in the movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

Castle Dunne. Featured in the movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberry!"

Castle Dunne. Featured in the movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

??!!

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Oberlin Ohio Choir singing in the Chapel of Stirling Castle.

Oberlin Ohio Choir singing in the Chapel of Stirling Castle.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Ice Cream Castles

Ice Cream Castles

Robert the Bruce monument outside Stirling Castle

View of Wallace monument from Stirling Castle

View of Wallace monument from Stirling Castle

"Wee Wallace" ; Stirling

Stirling Bridge

Freedom!

A nice way to see Stirling.

Castle Campbell. CRUACHAN!!

Castle Campbell

View from Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell

View from Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell

Garden of Castle Campbell

Garden of Castle Campbell

Someday all of this will be yours...

Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell Garden view

View of Castle Campbell from the hillside.

Climbing the 1000ft hill behind Castle Campbell

Climbing the 1000ft hill behind Castle Campbell

Heelan Coo

Spring that runs down the hill behind Castle Campbell. We drank the water right from the stream.

Heelan Coo

We climbed to right there...

Spring behind Castle Campbell

Heelan Coo (highland cow)

Highway sign


First stop on our trip through the highlands. Destination: Orkney.

You are here.

Unknown city in the highlands

Right hand drive..rock!

Cider. This was before we found out it tasted horrible.

Ferry to Orkney

Ferry to Orkney

Driving onto the ferry to Orkney

View from Ferry

View from window in the bathroom on the Ferry.

Sunset. Taken from the ferry.

View from our flat in Stromness Orkney

Bedroom in our flat in Stromness Orkney

Living room in our flat in Stromness Orkney

Kitchen in our flat in Stromness Orkney

We could see one of the ferries from our front stoop.

Otters?

Kirkwall, Orkney

The local jeweler in Kirkwall where we purchased our wedding rings.

View from our flat in Stromness Orkney

Orcadian flowers

Orcadian flowers

View from the registrar's window who drew up our wedding papers. The Ring of Brodgar can be seen across the water in the distance.

Our Wedding in the Ring of Brodgar at sunset on the Summer Solstice.

Our Wedding in the Ring of Brodgar at sunset on the Summer Solstice.

Our Wedding in the Ring of Brodgar at sunset on the Summer Solstice.

Our Wedding in the Ring of Brodgar at sunset on the Summer Solstice.

The handfasting portion of the ceremony

The handfasting portion of the ceremony

The handfasting portion of the ceremony

Our Wedding in the Ring of Brodgar at sunset on the Summer Solstice.

Our Wedding in the Ring of Brodgar at sunset on the Summer Solstice.

Sharing the Quaich, an ancient Scottish drinking vessel.

Sharing the Quaich, an ancient Scottish drinking vessel.

Sharing the Quaich, an ancient Scottish drinking vessel.

A very heartfelt toast from Paul, the best man.

A very heartfelt toast from Paul, the best man.

During the toasts

Jeri, our matron of honor makes a wonderful, tearful toast.

Jeri, our matron of honor makes a wonderful, tearful toast.

A toast to our ancestors

A toast to our ancestors

A toast to our ancestors



A toast to our ancestors

Closing the 4 directions.

Closing the 4 directions.

Closing the 4 directions.

Jumping the broom!

...and the kiss!!

...and the kiss!!

We're married!

The sun sets on the Summer solstice.

Scottish/Pagan/American gothic?!

Brad, Julia and Louise our celebrant who put together a beautiful ceremony.

Brad, Julia and Louise our celebrant who put together a beautiful ceremony.

The wedding party!

The wedding party!

The wedding party!

The wedding party!

Sun sets behind the stones. As it has for over 5000 years.

A stone within the Ring of Brodgar.

Celebrating the Solstice.

Sun sets behind the stones. As it has for over 5000 years.

Sun sets behind the stones. As it has for over 5000 years.

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

Streets of Kirkwall

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

Morning milk delivery. Stromness, Orkney

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

Headstones; St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

Standing stones of Stenness. About the same age as Brodgar. Both rings are aligned with each other as well as with the Watch Stone.

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

Brad outside St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

St. Magnus Cathedral; Kirkwall, Orkney

Bishops Palace. Kirkwall

Bishops Palace. Kirkwall

Julia at the Bishops Palace. Kirkwall

Bishops Palace. Kirkwall


View from a top Bishops Palace. Kirkwall

View from a top Bishops Palace. Kirkwall

Paul, Jeri, Brad and Julia atop Bishops Palace. Kirkwall

Paul and Jeri atop Bishops Palace. Kirkwall

Brad and Julia Atop Bishops Palace. Kirkwall

View of cemetery of St. Magnus Cathedral from atop Bishops Palace. Kirkwall

Orkney

Western shores of Orkney

Western shores of Orkney

Western shores of Orkney

Western shores of Orkney

3 Orcadian cows.


Western shores of Orkney

Sunset over the Western shores of Orkney

Our flat in Stromness, Orkney

The alleyway behind the flat. The door on the right opens into our garden.

The Standing Stones of Stenness.

The stones of Stenness

Stromness alleyway

The stones of Stenness looking towards the Watch Stone and the RIng of Brodgar.

The RIng of Brodgar.

Julia & Brad at The RIng of Brodgar.

Runes on a stone of the Ring of Brodgar.

The RIng of Brodgar.

The RIng of Brodgar.

So that's how those stones got there!

Skara Brae. A large Neolithic village in Orkney

Skara Brae. A large Neolithic village in Orkney

Skara Brae. A large Neolithic village in Orkney

Skara Brae. A large Neolithic village in Orkney

Skara Brae. A large Neolithic village in Orkney

Skara Brae. A large Neolithic village in Orkney

Skara Brae. A large Neolithic village in Orkney

Skara Brae. A large Neolithic village in Orkney

Brad with Malcolm and Rachel from the Five Senses Tour. They really made touring the Neolithic site a wonderful and unique experience. www.allfivesenses.com

Orcadian shores

Laying down in fields of heather.

Playing a replica of a Neolithic drum while sitting inside a 5000 year old tomb

The Italian Chapel