Keith on June 28th, 2009

I would hope that most of us are aware of the history relating to this site. I have heard people say that places at which brutal events happened have a  certain feeling about them, we can confirm that.  To appreciate the level of violence, the associated deaths and the aftermath you have to visit this [...]

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Keith on June 28th, 2009

Although these are some distance apart I will include them in one blog as they are both managed by historic Scotland. Fort George is on the shore of the Murray forth and was constructed following the Jacobite uprising. It is still use as an army garrison.  We enjoyed our visit, it helps that you do [...]

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Keith on June 28th, 2009

You will have to see the pictures to appreciate this. While we were at Dingwall we fed the birds with seeds and sultanas. One blackbird became very brave, to the extent that he would stand in the doorway if there was no food out. We left the jar containing  the sultanas outside, so what did [...]

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Keith on June 23rd, 2009

I have seen  an Osprey on two consecutive days at the same place. The first day I witnessed it catch a fish.

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Keith on June 23rd, 2009

www.ecoventures.co.uk A trip out to see the dolphins. It was good fun and we saw some dolphins. Have a look at the photos, there  are some dolphins in there, honest. The pictures of us in waterproofs are worth a laugh.

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Keith on June 23rd, 2009

Thought about listing beers I have tried, three problems: One, I cannot remember them all. Two, there are to many. Three, it is a matter of taste. Breweries. The Black isle, Cairngorm, Isle of Skye, Orkney brewery, Kinlochleven,  and others.

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Keith on June 23rd, 2009

www.scapaflow.co.uk/sfvc.htm I suspect, like many others, we have seen  images of the Italian Chapel at Lamb Holm, Orkney. You have to see it in the flesh to appreciate the skill of its creators. Lyness, Isle of Hoy. This is the site of the Scapa Flow museum which is housed in some of the buildings which [...]

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Keith on June 23rd, 2009

Albert took us to see a pair of the above birds. These are very attractive,  shy birds so, to see a pair with a chick was a real pleasure.  Like lots of people Albert expressed his concern about the decline of bird populations and the low breeding rates.

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Keith on June 23rd, 2009

Albert is a resident and crofter on Hoy who also takes visitors on guided tours of the island. A  man with the a sense of humour, understanding and knowledge of local wildlife and history. We benefited from a one to one experience and an enjoyable day despite the rain.

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Keith on June 23rd, 2009

Time to catch up, this could be a long blog, sorry. Move on from Fort William.  Loch Shiel is west of Fort William on the road to Mallaig. It is a fresh water loch of about 17 miles in length, we took a day long boat trip with the object of seeing some of the [...]

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