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    Along the Northern Roads of Scotland…

    Hello Hello from beautiful Scotland!

    Finally have access to Wifi  🙂 and therefore very happy to share some pictures we took recently while touring the scenic roads, colorful places and magnificent landscapes of our beloved Alba.

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    ©‎ Scotiana 2015

     

    Even when the weather is acting up….the beauty lies within.

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    Assynt – Scotland ©‎ Scotiana 2015

    Breathtaking scenery of the spectacular Assynt region in the North West Highlands of Scotland

    Assynt scenic roads in Scotland

    Assynt – Scotland ©‎ Scotiana 2015

    Assynt resides amidst some of the wildest and most remote mountain and coastal scenery.

    Ardverck Castle in Scotland

    Ardvreck Castle – Scotland ©‎ Scotiana 2015

    We always come back sightseeing Ardvreck castle, constructed around 1590 by the Clan MacLeod,  owner’s of Assynt and surrounding area in the Sutherland.

    Did you know that the …

    ….castle is said to be haunted by two ghosts, one a tall man dressed in grey who is supposed to be related to the betrayal of Montrose and may even be Montrose himself. The second ghost is that of a young girl. The story tells that the MacLeods procured the help of Clootie (a Scottish name for the Devil, deriving from ‘cloot’, meaning one division of a cleft hoof) to build the castle and in return the daughter of one of the MacLeod chieftains was betrothed to him as payment. In despair of her situation, the girl threw herself from one of the towers and was killed. [Wikipedia]

     

    Near Ardvreck castle in Scotland

    On the banks of Ardvreck Castle – Scotland ©‎ Scotiana 2015

     

    Dog playing in the waters near Ardvreck Castle - Scotland

    Dog playing in the waters near Ardvreck Castle – Scotland ©‎ 2015

     

    pied wagtail bird in scotland

    Fluffy pied wagtail – ©‎ Scotiana 2015

     

    Birds - Scotland

    ©‎ Scotiana 2015

     

    Stay tuned for more!

    Mairiuna and Jean-Claude

     

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    2 comments to Along the Northern Roads of Scotland…

    • Vicki

      Hi…I recently signed up for your newsletter and just want to say thanks for sharing the great pictures…

      • Hi Vikki,

        Thanks for taking time to write and for your good words. It is greatly appreciated.We will try to upload more soon! Until next, take care and all the very best, Mairiuna on behalf of Scotiana.

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