A party of pensioners heads back to it's coach after a photo call on the steps to Dumfries House.
Dumfries House lies in E. Ayrshire west of Cumnock: it is a Palladian Georgian manor, built between 1754 and 1759 by the Adam brothers for the 5th. Earl of Dumfries. The family later acquired the title of Marquess of Bute, and the 7th. Marquess of Bute (perhaps better known as Johnny Dumfries, the formula one racing driver) decided to sell Dumfries House, retaining his main home of Mount Stuart House on Bute. The National Trust for Scotland did not manage to acquire the property and at the last moment, as contents were being loaded on lorries for transfer to Sotheby's), HRH Prince Charles heard of the situation and under his title of Great Steward of Scotland he headed a consortium of charities and heritage bodies to buy the house, contents and estate in order to keep a historical jewel intact and accessible to the public. The house and it's rooms have remained unchanged for 250 years and contain a large selection of early Chippendale furniture.
If you are ever in the area, it is certainly worth a visit.