Back on the Celtic Ray

Back in Glasgow

The light

The buildings have a new feel

Sight

Texture

I’ve been touched by the Celtic Ray (the Awen)

Harris Tweed Cap made on the Shetland Islands

‘Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Wales
I can hear the mothers’ voices calling
“Children, children, children”

Listen Jimmy! I want to go home.
Listen Jimmy! I want to go home.
I’ve been away from the Ray too long
I’ve been away from the Ray too long’ – words by Van Morrison

My heritage is Irish, my great grand parents migrating to Kalgoorlie in the 1890s

Part of the Irish diaspora.

But spending time in the north of Scotland has put me on the Celtic Ray 

John O’Groats

Fishing harbour John O’Groats

Touched by the Celtic Ray

Glasgow has a new light. 

I found the Glasgow Enlightenment

And the fact the the world’s first Afro-American doctor was trained in Glasgow by slavery abolitionists. He was James Mcune-Smith.

I have been away from the Ray too long

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3 Responses to Back on the Celtic Ray

  1. Jude says:

    Love the pics! I did a great tour with an ex-boyfriend many years back, up to Cape Wrath. Wonderful country, fabulous coast, but horrendous midges!

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