I had a couple of comments about Scottish castles. They are wonderful venues for weddings. I couldn't find any of my old photos of Broomhall Castle nears Stirling, but I have published this photograph here, with the hope that the photograph's owner doesn't mind.
The grandest castle that I have worked in has got to be Edinburgh Castle. I was working as a Silhouette Artist for a Scottish Business promotion in the castle's grand hall. The first minister for Scotland, Alex Salmond was the host.
I remember that gig well as it began very strangely. Edinburgh Castle, like Buckingham Palace in London, has a member of the armed forces on sentry duty at all times. On that evening I walked all the way up to the massive front door without seeing anyone on duty. There is a smaller access door within the main door. I found this unlocked, so I continued into the castle itself. It was a long walk up the cobbled road to the Grand Hall in the castle's ramparts, but no-one stopped me and asked me who I was, what I was doing and what was in my briefcase. Very strange for a high profile event.
Anyway, the gig went well. Alex Salmond's reaction to his silhouette cut was, 'Is that what I look like?' Mmm - maybe he has fairground mirrors at his house. :-)