Strathconon, Glen Affric and Eskadale

Strathconon is a pretty, narrow strath (valley) near Marybank through which runs the river Meig. The much acclaimed Glen Affric is a nearby narrow glen between high peaks, ancient Cladeonian forest, open muirs, lochs and beaches. The Roman Catholic church of St Mary at Eskadale is the burial ground of Frasers and Chisholms and associated […]

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle was one of many residences of the Kings and Queens of Scotland and played an important role in Scotland’s Wars of Independence. The present castle dates from the 12th century but what remains can be dated from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. ©SiP

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Kildrummy Castle

The ruin of this 13th century castle lies near the village of Alford in Aberdeenshire. The castle was built of local stone in the French style. The Snow Tower was the castle’s keep but is a ruin along with the rest of the building. The protective dry moat and steep ravine on one side remain […]

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Cambus o’ May

Cambus o’May between Ballater and Dinnet in Aberdeenshire incorporates a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its geological features. You can find dragonflies over the lochans and red squirrels and black grouse among its Scots pines. The iron lattice-work footbridge has been around since 1905. ©SiP   ©SiP

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