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Scottish landscapes and family history.
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Dun Troddan is a 2,000 year old Iron Age structure standing in Gleann Beag to the south of Glenelg in the Lochalsh area of western Scotland. It was probably around 12 metres high but much of the stone from the broch was removed in 1722 to help build…

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In 1942, the tiny uninhabited island of Lamb Holm in the Orkney Islands became Camp 60, home to 550 Italian prisoners of war, mainly captured in North Africa. They were there to help build the Churchill Barriers to the east of Scapa Flow. These massive…

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In 1942, the tiny uninhabited island of Lamb Holm in the Orkney Islands became Camp 60, home to 550 Italian prisoners of war, mainly captured in North Africa. They were there to help build the Churchill Barriers to the east of Scapa Flow. These massive…

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A pitstop on the way from Inverness to Ullapool or the base for a longer walk along the Black Water, Silverbridge Falls can be found about 2 kilometres to the north of Garve in Ross-shire. The double-arched stone bridge, once part of an old drove route…

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During World War II, Loch Ewe in Wester Ross, on the west coast of Scotland, was used as a convoy collecting point for the North Atlantic Fleet. It’s a natural deep water sea loch that links to the Atlantic Ocean via a relatively narrow mouth which made…

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I’d never heard of dazzle ships until I came upon this one recently. I was amazed to learn that more than 2,000 ships were ‘dazzled’ during the First World War and that the process continued to be used into the Second. ‘Dazzling’ is a camouflage system…

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WILLIAM GILLON (1840 – 1915)

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Scottish Castles
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Highland Clearances - clearance villages
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