🌊 Scotland’s largest puppet, Storm, stands at ten-metres tall and is made from recycled and natural materials. Did you catch a glimpse of the giant sea goddess as she took a wee stroll through town today?
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Mmmmmmmmoody Castles 🤩
My beanie is now a resident at the bottom of Loch Duich thanks to the epic 80 mph winds 👌🏻😂
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“En el momento en el que dejas de pensar en lo que puede pasar, empiezas a disfrutar de lo que está pasando”. Hoy os dejo esta foto desde Calton Hill. La colina con las mejores vistas para ver la ciudad de Edimburgo 🏴. Un sitio ideal para hacer Mindfulness 🧘🏼♀️📿 ¿No creéis? tanto para disfrutar del silencio como para practicar la atención plena visualmente.
Having a dope time in Scotland. 🏴 Today we headed up Ben Lomond which had a substantial covering of snow toward the peak. Definitely made for some awesome photography conditions. Stoked to share my weekends adventure shots soon. ✌🏻
Are you a realist or a dreamer? 🧐or🧚🏼
I am a very analytical person a lot of times in everyday life, but most of the time I am a dreamer ✨ I love anything magical or mythical. I love getting lost in fantasy books and movies.
At Fairy Glen on the Isle of Skye, I actually got to see a real life fantasy land! A real place with a fairytale name. And it felt magical too! For those who know how to find it, I’m sure there is a secret entrance in Fairy Glen to a magical world. I will find it eventually 😉 But this time, I just sat right here and took in all of the magic. I watched these two sheep graze on the magic grass while their two babies ran and played on the hill behind them. It was the sweetest thing.
It is said that if you walk the spirals and place a coin in the center, the fairies will bring you good luck 🧚🏼♀️
Do you want to see a real fantasy land? ✨
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I nipped out to recce a few new spots I’ll be visiting with clients on summer trips this afternoon; some really exciting weeks in the offing! There was some wonderful soft winter light in the sky as I was returning to the car, casting the most incredible hue over the distant hills.
Second Munro in the bag 👏🏼 I have to admit, for both Munro’s I’ve totally dreaded taking part, mainly because I’ve done zero fitness since before the wedding (June) but after today I’m totally loving it! All in it took us around 5 hours to complete and there definitely were a few scary moments between the ice, crazy wind a cliff edges 😶 but we survived 😆 Wonder where the next one will be 😅 if you have a favourite, lemme know 👌 #munrobagging
Saying hello to our friends and colleagues at @leith_hall. Leith Hall was the ancestral home of Fyvie’s very own Lord Leith; he was the grandson of a late-19th-century Laird. Leith Hall opens for the 2020 season in April; definitely a place to pencil in a visit for, for the boxing squirrels, if nothing else!
Today I finally hit my 30s, so I’m going to absolutely milk it! 🥛 🎉
I keep on getting asked “How do you feel?!” & “What’s new for the decade?!” which are interesting questions to ask. I’m not quite sure what I should be feeling, but I do feel excited! This year is a bit of a double-new-decade whammy for me, with it being 2020 and the start of my 30s. I’ve got much more piping to come and oodles of places to get to. One thing I do plan to get completed is this kilted adventure, so I suppose I have to come up with a “new” plan once that’s done. I just need to get to 95 more countries! Eish! 🌍
To everyone out there who’s also got Birthdays (ehem @finlay0901 !!) Many Happy Returns! 🥳 #KiltedAdventures#HappyBirthday#30yearsOld
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Early mornings in Lerwick - taking a stroll in this part of the town first thing in the morning when everywhere is so quiet one of my most favourite things things. I’ve always loved that feeling when everything is waking up slowly and getting ready for another day.
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Another image from Glencoe recently. After a grim day of rain and thick clouds, this happened..I had about 20 seconds to find something of interest as the sun set, luckily this small burn was nearby. There’s been so much rain here the past few weeks, all these small burns and rivers are full, most of which I’ve never seen before.
Thanks to everyone who got in touch regarding my workshops after my last post. If you fancy a photography guide for your time in Glencoe, feel free to get in touch 😊
The gatehouse to Thurso Castle.
The first fortification at Thurso was raised by the Norwegians probably in the form of an earth and timber structure around 1157. The Norwegians dominated the north and west coasts of Scotland until the mid-13th century and Thurso, which was centrally located on the route from Norway to the Western Isles, was chosen as a key residence to serve the Earls of Orkney and Caithness.
By the 17th century vast swathes of Caithness and Sutherland were under the control of the powerful Sinclair family. Around 1660 the 6th Earl of Caithness started work on a new castle, overseen by Donald Ross and became George's primary residence. He was an important magnate in northern Scotland but found himself embroiled in a bitter land dispute with the Campbells of Glenorchy. Attempts to resolve the issue through the courts were followed by a decision by the King in favour of the Campbells. This prompted George Sinclair to mount a guerrilla campaign against his rivals.
Thurso castle, along with other Sinclair properties were seized by the Campbells but then attacked and badly damaged by George's men. The dispute was eventually resolved following intervention by James, Duke of York (later James VII and II) and thereafter Thurso was repaired.
The castle was substantially rebuilt in 1872 by Sir Tollemache Sinclair. The new structure took the form of a Scottish Baronial Gothic mansion. Large swathes of the 17th century castle were either demolished or incorporated into the new structure. The build quality of the new mansion was poor however and in 1952 much of the structure was demolished for safety reasons leaving just the sections visible today.
Image by @edienthusiast