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  • Glenelg Brochs
  • Camster Cairns
  • Clava_Cairns
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  • New Lanark Mills
  • Blair Atholl Castle
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Clava Cairns
  • Inverness
  • Ruthven Barracks
  • Ruthven Barracks
  • Ruthven Barracks
  • Loch Ewe

Scottish Places

There's a wealth of history and culture in the rich diversity of Scotland, from castles to cities to cairns and to countryside.

Most of the photographs on this page are of well known attractions, many of them accessed easily within minutes of a car. Take time, enjoy the slow routes in Scotland.... Appreciate and admire the wonderful collection of places in just about every part of the country.

Dating back to 2005, this page is a record of places I've enjoyed photographing. I hope you enjoy the results.

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Carn Liath Broch, Golspie

13th November 2020


An Iron Age broch just to the north of Golspie, Carn Liath is an impressive example of the remains of a Scottish broch tower. Built from a drystone construction, Carn Liath is around 3m tall at present with a narrow entrance passage along with the remains of a stairway which would originally have led to the upper floors of the structure.

I have passed Carn Liath many times but on return from another photography assignment further north, the late afternoon sunset and the impressive sky made this an imperative to stop...

As anyone who follows my photography will know, I really enjoy ultra wide angle photography and so armed only with an 11mm to 24mm lens on a full frame camera, the challenge was to capture the atmosphere in ultra wide angle.

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Carn Liath Broch Exterior

Sunset across Carn Liath Broch

Turf and drystone walls

The entrance passageway

The entrance passageway

A panoramic view of the interior of Carn Liath Broch

Clava Cairns, Inverness

30th April 2006


Another visit to Clava Cairns, this time in the spring with leaves starting to bud on the trees.

The architecture of Clava Cairns suggests that the midwinter solstice was an important time of year as the two cairns are aligned to the midwinter sunset - perhaps I should go back to photograph them at midwinter....

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Clava Cairns Standing Stone

Clava Cairns Standing Stone and Burial Chamber

Clava Cairns Standing Stone and Burial Chamber

Clava Cairns Standing Stone and Burial Chamber

Clava Cairns Standing Stone and Burial Chamber

Clava Cairns Standing Stone and Burial Chamber

Clava Cairns Burial Chamber and Standing Stones

Castles and Culloden

April 2006


Two castles with links to the Jacobite uprisings which led to the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.

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Blair Castle

Blair Castle

Blair Castle

Blair Castle - the ancestral home of Clan Murray and historically the seat of their chief, the Duke of Atholl .

Prior to the battle of Culloden, on 17th March 1746 an assault began on Blair Castle that would make it the last house to be besieged in Great Britain. A siege lasting almost two weeks was eventually abandoned as the attackers were called north to muster for the Battle of Culloden

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

Whilst the battle of Culloden marked the end of the 1745 Jacobite Rising, there were a number of risings prior to that time.

In 1719, the Jacobites allied with Spain, culminating with Spain declaring war on Britain. As part of a larger plan, a small Jacobite fleet set sail from Spain, landing near Lochalsh to raise troops, establishing their HQ at Eilean Donan Castle. In a counter offensive, the Royal Navy sent five ships to patrol the west coast, with three detailed to make haste for Eilean Donan.

The Royal Navy shps captured the castle, spending the next two days demolishing it with almost 30 barrels of gunpowder.

Eilean Donan Castle on the shores of Loch Duich, stood as ruins for almost 200 years until 1919 when it was rebuilt and restored. It's now one of Scotland's most iconic castles.

Leanach Cottage

Leanach Cottage

Culloden Memorial Cairn

Culloden Memorial Cairn

Culloden Memorial Cairn

The battle of Culloden was fought on this moor.

16th April 1746.

The graves of the gallant Highlanders who fought for Scotland and Prince Charlie are marked by the names of their clans.



New Lanark Mills

April 2006


New Lanark World Heritage Site is a unique 18th-century mill village sitting alongside the picturesque River Clyde, captured on a sunny morning.

Founded by Robert Owen in 1785 with a focus on philanthropy, education and the welfare of the mill workers, New Lanark became a model for industrial communities that was to spread across the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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New Lanark Mills Hotel

New Lanark Mills Hotel

New Lanark Mills Hotel

View over New Lanark

View over New Lanark

View over New Lanark

New Lanark Mills

New Lanark Mills

New Lanark Mills

Clava Cairns, Inverness

October 2005


Clava Cairns or the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran are a group of three Bronze Age cairns located near Inverness.

A hugely significant and exceptionally well preserved prehistoric site, Clava Cairns is a fantastic example of the distant history of Highland Scotland, dating back about 4,000 years.

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Clava Cairns Standing Stone

Clava Cairns Burial Chamber

Clava Cairns Burial Chamber and Standing Stones

Clava Cairns Burial Chamber and Standing Stones

Clava Cairns Standing Stone

Clava Cairns Standing Stone

Clava Cairns Standing Stone

Clava Cairns Burial Chamber and Standing Stones

Clava Cairns Burial Chamber and Standing Stones

Clava Cairns Burial Chamber and Standing Stones

The Grey Cairns of Camster

July 2005


Camster Cairns in the Caithness Flow Country - a pair of Neolithic tombs and two of the oldest stone monuments in Scotland.

The Grey Cairns of Camster comprise a long cain (shown below) with two internal chambers and a round cairn which has a single chamber with three inner compartments.


Long Cairn at the Grey Cairns of Camster





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