I also came across this statue built in recognition of the LumberJills during WWII:
Further wanderings through the huge grounds led to a discovery of this installation art:
A collection of reflective perspex figures. I love this kind of art. They are just there, and they would have been quite easy to miss. I couldn't find any details of who put them there, but I loved them, and researching them when I got back home I found they are by an artist called Rob Mulholland.
From here I drove on to Loch Katrine. This has to be one of the prettiest lochs in Scotland, and one which is so Victorian in feel and character. Perhaps it is the steamer which travels up and down the loch taking sightseers out for trips, or perhaps it is the walkway alongside the loch which, if you have the time, can take you the 14 miles to the other side of the loch. But whatever it is Loch Katrine was looking beautiful, and was showing the spring colours that are to be found in Scotland at their very best:
All too soon it was time to head back to Callendar to collect Stevan from his meeting, and tuck up in the tent again for the night. It certainly is a lovely part of the world, though, and one which was shown off to its best in the glorious sunshine which we had all day.