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Linlithgow palace

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Linlithgow Palace

Taken April 2017

The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are situated in the town of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, 15 miles west of Edinburgh. The palace was one of the principal residences of the monarchs of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Lagangarbh Hut

This wee place is found within the mountains within Glencoe, Scotland – It’s called the Lagangarbh Hut,  truly is the middle of nowhere, it would appear only sheep for company.

Laganbargh Hut

Laganbargh Hut

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The Kelpie

The Kelpie sculpture can be found in Falkirk, Scotland.
Unveiled in April 2014 and stand  30-metre high.

The Kelpies

The Kelpies

The Kelpie is a legendary Scottish shape shifting water spirit.  As the folklore goes they usually appear next to a body of water in the form of a beautiful horse in the attempt to lure the weary traveller to mount the beast.  But Beware! as once mounted with its glue like back, you will find it impossible to escape.  The Kelpie will gallop away, dragging you to the bottom of the nearest loch to meet a terrible fate,  here you will be devoured – apart from your heart and lungs.    These will rise to to top of the loch, floating there letting your loved ones know you have been eaten by the fearsome Kelpie.

These appear in a Robert Burns Poem ‘Address To The Deil’

Here is the verse

When thowes dissolve the snawy hoord,
An’ float the jinglin’ icy boord,
Then water-kelpies haunt the foord,
By your direction,
And ‘nighted trav’llers are allur’d
To their destruction.