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The Kelpies
April 17, 2014, 4:54 pm
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It’s the international launch of The Kelpies tonight – 30 metre tall sculptures of the mythical Scottish water horse.

The Kelpies

The Kelpies 2

The Kelpies 3



Castle of Mey
March 5, 2014, 5:48 pm
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I’ve added some photos of the Castle of Mey to my “Scottish Castles” collection on Flickr.

Castle of Mey

Castle of Mey 4 copy

The Castle of Mey on the Caithness coast was built by George, the 4th Earl of Caithness, for his second son William Sinclair in the 16th Century. The name was changed to Barrogill Castle in the 18th Century and it became the seat of the Earls of Caithness. The castle was subsequently sold to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother in 1952 and she used it as a holiday home for almost half a century.

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Edinburgh
January 26, 2014, 4:17 pm
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New board published on Pinterest:



A Winter Walk Too
December 31, 2013, 2:59 pm
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Seed heads

Seed heads

Almondell

Almondell

Happy New Year.



A Winter Walk
December 24, 2013, 5:15 pm
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A Winter Walk

A Winter Walk

berries

Winter berries

Merry Christmas.



Red deer at Black Mount
December 17, 2013, 5:00 pm
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We saw these red deer on a recent walk from Bridge of Orchy.

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Kilchurn Castle
December 9, 2013, 2:06 pm
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The ruins of Kilchurn Castle, which was built in the mid-1400s by Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Lord of Glenorchy, stand at the north end of Loch Awe in Argyllshire. The castle was a Campbell powerbase for many years but was abandoned in the late 1700s following its use as an outpost for government troops during the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745.

Kilchurn Castle - 1

Kilchurn Castle – 1

Kilchurn Castle - 2

Kilchurn Castle – 2

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