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Ben Wyvis, Easter Ross
May 31, 2015, 5:29 pm
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Ben WyvisBen Wyvis stands on the northern edge of Clan Munro country. It is a vast, sprawling mountain dominating a wide area of the Highlands with several tops and a high whaleback ridge.

Its mossy plateau provides habitat for the Dotterel, a rare migratory bird which nests along the summit ridge.

Ben WyvisThe summit of Ben Wyvis is Glas Leathad Mor, a Munro (mountain over 3,000 feet) at 1046 metres.

The site has been designated as both a National Nature Reserve and a Special Protection Area.

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St Maelrubha’s Well, Isle of Skye
May 15, 2015, 9:01 am
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St Maelrubha’s Well

St Maelrubha’s WellBeneath the vegetation lies a stone-lined structure into which water flows through a channel from an earlier stone-lined spring.

Archaelogical evidence suggests that the site, near Broadford on the Isle of Skye, has been important to local people for more than 10,000 years.

A piece of limestone engraved with a cross was found near the well and it is thought that a chapel stood about 30 yards to the south and west, where the old burial ground is still in use.

The site is closely linked to St Maelrubha (c.642 – 722), who was based in nearby Applecross, and sailed across to preach using the rocky crag above the river as a pulpit.

St Maelrubha’s Pulpit

St Maelrubha’s Pulpit

Kildrummy Castle
May 10, 2015, 11:41 am
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Kildrummy Castle

Kildrummy Castle, in Aberdeenshire, was built in the mid-13th century and became the stronghold of the Earls of Mar.

The castle was abandoned in 1716 following the failure of the Jacobite rebellion.

Although now in ruins, the remains of its curtain wall, round towers, hall and chapel can still be seen.

Kildrummy Castle

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