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Da Fish wifie: introductions.
Elli has just packed her bags and reluctantly left Placebook to me and a colleague to operate in her absence. So I'll be easing myself into her shoes gradually, but I thought I'd start with some images and a little about my travels...
The sunset sailing and the following images came from a recent cherished long weekend on Kintyre. Reminiscent of Ireland: rich dairy fields amongst rugged moorland and cliffs, it didn't seem Scottish somehow.…Continue
Added by Da Fish Wifie on May 24, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
The lower bridge without parapets,was built in 1713 by William Gray, a mason from Saline. It is 22 feetlong and 11feet wide and 86 feet above the average water level. However, an ancient bridge preceded this and is still just visible.
The second bridge or…Continue
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I have been scootting all over Scotland the last few weeks and, although most of it has in meeting rooms, I have managed to get a bit of time to appreciate my surroundings - mostly early morning walks and getting to trains but anyhow!
I have been going to Aberdeen University for a while now and as you will see from the picture I posted it is looking particularly good at the moment, the virginia creeper is very red and buildings really come into thir own on hazy mornings and crisp…Continue
Added by Placebook Scotland on October 17, 2012 at 11:54 — No Comments
I havejust got back from a fortnight away in France culminating in my little sisters wedding and I had a lovely time - and some much needed sunshine - but I am very glad to be back in Inverness where my allotment is remarkably productive despite being abandoned for almost a month, there is a nice crisp edge to evenins and mornings when I am walking my dog and the familiar views of the Firth, Great Glen and beyond and looking particularly nice, as they always do this time of year.
Added by Elli C on September 6, 2012 at 14:34 — No Comments
Never heard of it, nor had I. The Battle of Ardunnion was fought about AD 570. Records are virtually non-existent but it may have been between the Britons from what later became the kingdom of Strathclyde. and an invading Pictish army from the north." Cat Craig". Marks the spot and the name comes from the ancient British & Gaelic words meaning Battle Rock.…Continue
At last, I have succeeded in uploading the Falkland photos! Like the animals in the ark, the photos went up two by two, lol
I went to a fantastic wedding on the week end at the Loch Ness House Hotel just outside Inverness, beautiful grounds and a lovely old house and weather so perfect that Meg and Ed were married in the gardens. They were so happy I think they wouldn't have noticed where they said their vows but it was a perfect setting for their day.
Congratulations to them and thanks for a lovely day!!
The Schaws of Sauchie - The barony of Sauchie was granted by King Robert the Bruce to Henri de Annand in 1321. One of Henri de Annand's two co-heiresses married into the Schaw family and they acquired the whole property a century later. They built Sauchie Tower around 1430/1440 and it remained the family's principal residence until 1631 when they built a mansion house alongside. The Schaws of Sauchie were among the most influential families of…Continue
Typical Scottish weather! Sun had disappeared by the time I arrived in Falkland Monday late morning. My friend and I set off in our walk in the rain, she wishing she too had an umberella to supplement the protection afforded by her waterproof jacket! Neither of us had been expecting rain and didn't have the right gear on but being Scots had both brought our waterproof jackets "just in case", lol Thankfully, the rain had gone off before we reached Pillars of Hercules and the sun returned…Continue
At least it was dry on Friday afternoon when Kat and I went walkies at Dysart :) Later, as we made our way back along the coast, the sun was out and we stopped at the lay-by above Aberdour and took some pics, then a few from the car park at Dalgety Bay (no time for walkies, time to go home).
Added by Mary Samson on July 15, 2012 at 20:43 — No Comments
With a couple of hours to spare today I made a visit to Bellahouston Park, a stroll around gives you plenty to look at.
Most interesting was the House for the Art Lover. Mackintosh’s striking architectural concept became a reality in…Continue
Late Saturday afternoon the rain had stopped and I managed to persuade hubby to venture forth for walkies. Took a few snaps on the mobile of the beautiful scenes along the coastal path at Dalgety Bay, one of my favourite local walks. It wasn't tropical, I had 2 fleeces on, but the walk back up the hill at the end made me remove my 3-in1, lol
Ellie, the photo of the old lichen-covered stones made me reflect upon your suggestion for a topic ... There are so many places locally which…Continue
Added by Mary Samson on July 9, 2012 at 12:55 — No Comments
Last week I was at a meeting where Bird Yarns was talked about - and my curiosity was piqued.
The project consists of Knitted Terns, each created by a local knitter, plus some sent from afar, out and about, doing…Continue
It makes a nice change to get some dry weather and some sunshine :) We didn't see any heavy rain today - just saw the after-effects, or heard tell of it ... I'm not complaining - here in Dunfermline we've had very little heavy rain lately - but one does get rather fed up with rain and dreich skies ...
It's not been a good month for walkies ... Hopefully July will be better ...
Lovely trip to The Trossachs today :) Didn't take long to drive to Calendar, just about an hour :)…Continue
The sky was blue with a few white fluffy clouds and the temperature around 17 degrees, just perfect for the visit of my sister and brother in law, I keep telling them, "Scotland is always like this". We decide on a visit to New Lanark Mills, a world heritage site.…Continue
Added by trevor downer on June 19, 2012 at 23:04 — No Comments
Very remiss of me that I had never visited Burns Cottage and it required a visit from my sister, up from Worthing, to make that visit.
We started of course with a lovely coffee and scone in the cafe at the new(ish) Burns museum before paying our £8 each to look around at the exhibits, well worth the money as included in the ticket price was a wee "buggy" ride to Burns Cottage and entrance to the cottage and a cup of coffee.
The museum is full of objects to explore and…Continue
Added by trevor downer on June 18, 2012 at 23:38 — No Comments
One of the pleasures of visiting the Braehead shopping centre is that it sits beside the River Clyde and river side walks.
Just above the high water mark amongst the rubble, rubbish and rats there is this plant growing strongly,
At Braehead there is the…Continue
Disappointing April weather meant that few pics were taken. However, in mid April I was inspired to photography on a couple of occasions - on a sunny walk with friends at Ravenscraig Park in Kirkcaldy (a dry afternoon, bliss!), along to Dysart Harbour and back along the beach path, lovely :)) The other occasion was at Aberdour one Sat ev, when the rain finally stopped and sunshine and blue sky reappeared at last!
I've been so busy in the garden in May that there have been few…Continue