If you can't beat them...

By Jerra

Gas Machine.

Our most urban day of the trip so far.  To get from Loch Lomond to Maybole we had to pass through the Glasgow conurbation.  Glad I wasn't towing!   We were soon set up on our site, which was spoiled by a couple of drones being flown illegally and antisocially.

We were soon off to Culzean Castle which was the main reason we were in this part of Scotland.  We had a number of idyllic visits here years ago when the kids were young.  We hadn't really allowed for the fact it was a bank holiday.  The place was heaving.

However we had a fascinating look round the "castle" made more interesting by "the mate's" knowledge and insight into cabinet making and the history of furniture.

Before we left I nipped down to the Gas house to see the display.  It shows a reproduction of the machine which made gas for the castle and home farm.  The poor gas manager had to ensure it was running 24 hours a day.    The Marquis wouldn't have electricity he considered it dangerous and a fire hazard!

Sign in or get an account to comment.