In March 2017, I visited Scotland to tour the country and photograph. I travelled extensively from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and, finally to Glasgow.
When I arrived, I set out for a day with a driver and toured the area around Loch Tay as I knew my ancestors were from that specific area. My goal was to find information on my family roots. I spent most of the time in the local graveyard. At the end of my tour, in Glasgow, I spent a day walking through the city locating former residences, business locations and churches noted in the family ancestral heritage of my husband before they emigrated to Canada. In June, three months later, I returned with my husband and we spent ten days exploring the area. As a result of the research and time spent in Scotland, we made a startling discovery. His family heritage originated on Loch Earn which is located five miles from my Loch Tay ancestral village of Killin. “Valley of the Earn” was the resulting project and book.