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Friday, February 29, 2008

Scotland Photography

Photography from beautiful Scotland, Scottish castles, seascapes, rivers, islands, landscapes, standing stones, lochs and glens. Online shopping for the very best photographs and posters of Scotland.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tour Assynt Scotland

Tour Assynt Scotland. When the strata of Ben More Assynt, Quinag, Canisp and Suilven were being formed, the Atlantic did not exist and the northwest of Scotland was part of the North American continent.

Tour Loch Maree Scotland

Tour Loch Maree, Wester Ross, Scotland. Loch Maree is a rock basin gouged by ice in the ancient rock basement of northwest Scotland.

Tour An Teallach Scotland

Tour An Teallach Scotland. Few Scots would deny that An Teallach is the finest Scottish Mountain of them all.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tour Scotland Uig to Tarbert on Harris or Lochmaddy on North Uist

New Ferry Fares from Uig to Tarbert on Harris or Lochmaddy on North Uist, single summer fare for commercial vehicles: now £186.12; will be £85.26. Read more.

Tour Scotland by ferry with Caledonian MacBrayne and discover a different world. We sail to twenty four destinations on Scotland's West Coast. From Arran in the south to Lewis in the north, our network covers some of the most beautiful and dramatic places in Scotland.

Uig, in the stunning Trotternish Peninsula, Isle Of Skye, Scotland. Ancient looking tower overlooking bay is 19th century folly, built by a Captain Fraser. Car ferry to North Uist and Harris is shown leaving Uig.

Tour Scotland February 2008

Tour Scotland February 2008. My first small group Tour of Scotland of 2008 with the wonderful Connell family from the USA. Though I would not normally suggest February as a good month in which to tour Scotland, we were very fortunate to have bright, sunny weather on this tour. This Four day tour, based out of Dunkeld, Scotland, included, Anstruther, Ardoch Roman Camp, Ben Lawers Shieling, Blair Athol Distillery, Castle Campbell, Crail, Dunkeld, East Neuk of Fife, Edinburgh, Elie, Firth of Tay, Forth Railway Bridge, Fowlis Wester, Glenlyon, Glen Quaich, Highland Perthshire, Keltneyburn Blacksmiths, Loch Tay, Loch Tummel, Lower Largo, Pitlochry, Pittenweem, River Tay, Rosslyn Chapel, St Andrews Cathedral, St Andrews Old Course, St Monans Church, Stirling Castle, Tay Railway Bridge, William Wallace Monument and more.

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Tour Pitlochry Scotland

Hi Sandy, We are going to Loch Tummel at Easter and would like to know where the nearest shopping centre is, and if there is some nice eating pubs with a log fire roaring in the day and evenings, also with some entertainment in them. Kind regards, from Valerie Piggott. Bonhams.

Hi Valerie, I hope you enjoy your Easter trip to Scotland. Pitlochry, situated to the South of Loch Tummel would be your nearest town and shopping centre. The Pitlochry Festival Theatre might be worth checking out for entertainment, it lies on the banks of the River Tummel and is internationally renowned for its fine repertoire of drama and comedy.

The Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry, Scotland, has a bar lounge with comfy sofas and chairs, and a log fire blazing away.

North of Loch Tummel is The House of Bruar, one of the most prestigious country stores in Scotland, consisting of ladies and gents clothing, a gallery, restaurant and food hall.

The Pitlochry Tourist Information Centre is worth visiting to find all the information you need to enjoy and explore this beautiful part of Scotland.

Tour Cellardyke Fife Scotland

Hi Sandy, I have been researching religious revivals in Scotland, and Cellardyke features a number of times. I have some old photos of Anstruther harbour, but I presume that that's diffferent from Cellardkye harbour. Can you tell me please, do you know how I might acquire the loan of an old photo of Cellardyke, street or harbour, for use in my publication. Thanks very much, Tom Lennie from Orkney currently in Edinburgh.

Hi Tom,
To get a photograph suitable for publication, I would recommend that you contact the good folks at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, in Anstruther. This wonderful museum tells the story of fishing in Scotland and its people from earliest times to the present. The museum has an extensive collection of Cellardyke photographs. Sandy

Cellardyke Harbour 1925, Fife, Scotland.

Cellardyke Harbour 1920, Fife, Scotland.

Cellardyke John Street 1904, Fife, Scotland.

Cellardyke James Street 1910, Fife, Scotland.

Cellardyke Harbour 1905, Fife, Scotland.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Red Deer Scotland

Red Deer, Scotland.

Tour Tarbat Ness Scotland

The Tarbat Ness Lighthouse is located at the North West tip of the Tarbat Ness peninsula near the fishing village of Portmahomack on the east coast of Scotland. It was built in 1830 by Robert Stevenson. Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, Scotland Art Photographic Poster Print by Iain Sarjeant, 18x24.

Scottish Lighthouse Posters.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Tour Scotland Winter Trees

Winter Tree, Rannoch, Scotland, UK, Snow Covered Fields Photographic Poster Print by Peter Adams. Winter Tree, Rannoch, Scotland, UK, Snow Covered Fields Photographic Poster Print by Peter Adams, 24x18.

Tour Scotland Angus Snowdrops

Snowdrop in Beech Wood, Angus, Scotland Photographic Poster Print by Niall Benvie. Snowdrop in Beech Wood, Angus, Scotland Photographic Poster Print by Niall Benvie, 24x32.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tour Scotland Leven Shell House

Hi Sandy, I was wondering if you could help me please My grandparents lived in Buckhaven, Fife, and I used to go there for holidays I seem to remember going to Leven and I seem to think there as a small house made entirely of shells. Unfortunately there is no one left in the family who remembers this. Was it there or was it a child's imagination ? Thank you, Carol.

Hi Carol, It existed as you can see above, and I also remember it well.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tour Scotland Gypsies

Where the Pennine Way drops into Kirk Yetholm, a small cottage stands by the wayside. Oddly at first glance, it flaunts the grandiose name The Palace. Although strangers may suspect an ironic joke, the cottage and its name commemorate an ancient, tangled strand of Scottish history, for this was the home of the Yetholm gypsy rulers.

William Wallace and The Princess

Hi Sandy, My my name is katrina and I have always loved the story of William Wallace since I first saw the movie Braveheart it touched me and to this day is one of my all time stories and I have a question for you about something in the movie that I want to know if it is true or not the love story of William and the princess is that something that was true or something that the movie world thought would be a good plot line and if it is true did she end up pregnet to him. If you wouldn't mind answering my question or pointing me to a site were I could find this out would be much appreciated, Kind Regards, Katrina Wenzlaff.

Hi Katrina, I am sorry to have to tell you that it was chronologically impossible for there to have been a romance between Wallace and the Princess Isabelle character in the Braveheart Movie.

Scottish Sayings

Hi Sandy, What about; "Bonny Feathers make a Bonny Bird." Meaning; "With a nice set of clothes anyone can look nice." From Dennis Pitt.

Scottish Proverbs and Scottish Sayings.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Fifth Day Of A New Tour of Scotland

The Forth Railway Bridge from South Queensferry. The Fifth day, of my latest small group Tour of Scotland. A very windy February day in Scotland. Today we drove South from Dunkeld, crossed the Forth Road Bridge, and toured Rosslyn Chapel, located just South of Edinburgh.

Rosslyn Chapel, correctly named the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, was founded on a small hill above Roslin Glen, Scotland, as a Roman Catholic collegiate church in the mid-15th century.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Fourth Day Of A New Tour of Scotland

Queens View Loch Tummel, Highland Perthshire, Scotland. The fourth day of my latest small group tour of Scotland. A more typical February day in Scotland, a bit dull and overcast for most of the day. Today we toured Blair Athol Distillery, Queen's View Loch Tummel, Highland Perthshire, The Hermitage Falls at Dunkeld, and Dunkeld Cathedral.

Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry, Scotland. Blair Athol Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry. Established in 1798, Blair Athol is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland.

Schiehallion Mountain, Highland Perthshire, Scotland. The Gaelic name, Schiehallion, is usually translated as Fairy Hill of the Caledonians.

Dunkeld Hermitage Falls, Perthshire, Scotland. The Falls on the River Braan, near Dunkeld, Scotland.

Dunkeld Cathedral Cemetery, Perthshire, Scotland.

Dunkeld Cathedral, Perthshire, Scotland. Dunkeld Cathedral is regarded by many as the most charmingly situated ecclesiastical building in all of Scotland.

Isle of Iona Scotland

Dear Sandy, I am looking for an aerial photo of the whole island of Iona. I understand that you may have a poster by Colin Baxter? I spent some time on Iona back in 1983 and am now using my notes to write a novel. Can I order the poster from you? If so how? I am in the USA. Thanks, Ellen, Massachusetts.

Hi Ellen, the only posters that I know of are available from Amazon. Isle of Iona, Scotland. Pastoral Scene, Isle of Iona, Scotland Photographic Print by William Sutton, 24" x 18".

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Third Day Of A New Tour of Scotland

Castle Campbell Scotland. The third day of my latest small group tour of Scotland. Another beautiful day in Scotland, still quite cold but sunny and clear for most of the day. Today we toured Castle Campbell, Stirling Castle and Fowlis Wester.

Castle Campbell, Scotland. Dramatically situated above Dollar Glen, is the forbidding-looking 15th century fortress, Castle Campbell. The castle was the lowland stronghold of the Campbell earls of Argyll who were seldom far from the major political and religious events of late medieval Scotland.

Castle Campbell, Scotland.

Stirling Castle, Scotland. Stirling Castle History.

Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland.

Stirling Castle, Scotland.

Robert The Bruce Statue, Stirling, Scotland.

Wallace Monument, Scotland. A tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a hilltop near Stirling, it commemorates William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero.

Fowlis Wester Church, Scotland. Fowlis Wester is a small hamlet located eleven miles west of Perth in Perthshire, Scotland. The 13th century church of St Bean, rebuilt in neo-medieval form by J. Jeffrey Waddell in 1927.

Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stone, Scotland. A tall cross-slab with Pictish symbols, figural scenes and ornate decoration can be see in the village church.

Fowlis Wester Sculptured Stone, Scotland.

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Second Day Of A New Tour of Scotland

Sheep on the road today in Glenlyon, Scotland. The second day of my latest small group tour of Scotland. Today we toured through Glen Quaich and Glenlyon.

Glenlyon Church, Perthshire, Scotland. This church was built in 1828. It is the smallest of a large number of Parliamentary Churches built throughout the Highlands to a design by Thomas Telford.

Glenlyon Churchyard, Scotland.

Glenlyon Church Interior, Scotland. The stained glass window depicts St Andrew in front of his distinctive cross, carrying a couple of fish, and standing on heathery slopes beside a Highland stream.

Glenlyon, Scotland.

Glenlyon Ram, Scotland.

Ben Lawers Shieling, Scotland.

Scottish Whisky Tasting, Dunkeld, Scotland.

Keltneyburn Metal Scupltors, Scotland.

Glen Quaich, Scotland.

Glen Quaich Old Croft, Scotland.