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A Scottish Excursion
Picture Gallery

by Dennis Fowler
Copyright 2001, all rights reserved.


On the Isle of Mull, three small lochs know as the Three Sisters

Peggy at the entrance to Fingal's Cave. Note the basalt columns and the ceiling.

Peggy on the walk to Fingal's Cave, the Isle of Staffa
Your humble correspondent, with the entrace to Figal's Cave in the background. Inside Fingal's Cave, looking out. It was a gray and stormy day.

From atop Staffa Island, the launch that got us there. During the rocky voyage I kept repeating the sailor's prayer "Oh Lord, thy sea is so great, and my boat is so small." It must have worked.

This is how Scots Highland cattle scratch their itches. On the Isle of Mull. Duart Castle, on the Isle of Mull. It was one of the settings used in the moview "Entrapment" with Catherine Zeta Jones and Sean Connery.
Part of the ruins of Urquhart Castle, with Loch Ness in the background. Urquhart Castle is being restored, and a new visitor's center was under construction when we passed through. No, that is not the new visitor's center, but presumably an under-croft of the castle.
Our guide to Culloden Battlefield, as knowledgeable as he looked authentic. The stone marking the spot where the brave men of Clan Stewart of Appin fell in 1746. After the battle, the British slaughtered the wounded Scots where they lay.
The cottage at Culloden where actors played the part of doctor and nurse in what was a 1746 field hospital. At Fort George, near Inverness, historical re-enactors have at it with broadswords.
Re-enactors charge the crowd at Fort George At Edinburgh Castle there is this cemetery for soldier's dogs.
A stone cutter at work at Edinburgh Castle. The stonework rerquires constant maintenance, and the old arts are still practiced.

I check my work on the pedal powered loom where I turn out a scrap of tartan under the supervision of a master weaver.

Peggy, with the entrance to Edinburgh Castle in the background. If you go there plan to make a day of it.

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