instead, we found sth that we very much enjoyed: The Scotch Whisky Heritage Center. yummie :) see some genuine Scotches here (it's better to taste):btw, water of life is a name for whisky (i think the word 'whisky' comes from this phrase). so this center is very interesting, the tour started with tasting - or rather nosing, watching and using all our senses to identify the whisky we were holding in our hands. it tasted very well, i must say, though i didn't have much on a then three-days-ago empty stomach. even if i have most likely enjoyed the tour much better :) so it was cool, they presented us some history, the process and different methods of producing whisky - malt whisky/blended whisky - and it was very interactive. worth seeing.
however, there are many more things to see and we didn't quite manage to see everything. the building of the Parlaiment is very modern, extravagant. it interestingly fits into the oldish, grey athmosphere of hundred or two hundred or even more hundred years old buildings:
the castle from below:
and not far from there, a bit later:
the castle again but this time from our room. not bad view from a youth hostel isn't it?