Tag Archives: Scotland

Panoramic – Bannockburn Battlefield

Panoramic – Bannockburn Battlefield

we can see the Rotunda and flagpole and the Statue of Robert The Bruce – all commemorating the battle of Bannockburn in 1314.  When Robert Burns visited the site in 1793 he pend the poem ‘Scots Wha Hae’

Bannockburn Battlefield

Bannockburn Battlefield

Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victory!
 
Now’s the day, and now’s the hour;
See the front o’ battle lour;
See approach proud Edward’s power—
Chains and slavery!
 
Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha can fill a coward’s grave!
Wha sae base as be a slave?
Let him turn and flee!
 
Wha for Scotland’s king and law
Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand, or freeman fa’,
Let him follow me!
 
By oppression’s woes and pains!
By your sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!
 
Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty’s in every blow!—
Let us do or die!
 
The wikipedia page has English and Scottish Gaelic translation

Panoramic – Huntly Castle

Panoramic (not a great one) of Huntly Castle,

Huntly Castle is a ruined castle in Huntly in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It was the ancestral home of the chief of Clan Gordon

Huntly Castle

Huntly Castle

Panoramic – Culloden Battlefield

Panoramic of Culloden Battlefield

Panoramic of Culloden Battlefield

Panoramic of Culloden Battlefield

Fought on the 6 April 1746 near Inverness, the Battle of Culloden was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 and part of a religious civil war in Britain

Panoramic – Fort George

A panoramic photo of the 18th century Fort George, near Ardersier, to the north-east of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands

Panoramic – Fort George

Panoramic – Fort George

Panoramic – Urquhart Castle

Another Iconic Scottish castle, the Beautiful Urquhart Castle located on the shores of Loch Ness
near Inverness.

Panoramic - Urquhart Castle

Panoramic – Urquhart Castle

More photos of Urquhart Castle and other historic sites on the Highlands 2017 album link

Panoramic – Dunnottar Castle

The Iconic Dunnottar Castle
an Iconic ruined medieval castle Near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Panoramic shot of Dunnottar Castle

Panoramic shot of Dunnottar Castle

More photos of Dunnottar Castle and other historic sites on the Highlands 2017 album link

Linlithgow palace

25 Photos from Linlithgow palace have been added – Linlithgow palace

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.

Achnambeithach Cottage

This wee place is found within the mountains within Glencoe, Scotland – It’s called the Achnambeithach Cottage,  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.