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Andy Stuart
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Corgarff Castle under the partial solar eclipse on 20th March 2015, this scene made me wonder how many people have witnessed this scene throughout history. It was a wild and woolly morning which just served to highlight the bleak, stark, uncompromising and austere setting of this formidable small castle.
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Found it! Stunning image, beautiful!! I was on Islay at the time and it wasn;t visible there... Thanks :-)
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Corgarff Castle & The Solar Eclipse
Under the partial solar eclipse on 20th March 2015, this scene made me wonder how many people have witnessed this scene throughout history. It was a wild and woolly morning which just served to highlight the bleak, stark, uncompromising and austere setting of this formidable small castle.

Corgarff Castle is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and is within the boundaries of Cairngorm National Park, one of only two in Scotland. This Historic Scotland Property is open to the public between 1 April - 30 September - 7 days a week between 9:30am - 5:30pm.

Corgarff’s story is really two stories. The first takes us from the middle of the 16th century, when the tower was built, through to the close of the 17th century, when it was abandoned. This was the castle’s heyday, when it served as the impressive fortified home of the Forbeses of Corgarff.

The second story takes us from the mid-18th century, when the tower was turned into soldiers’ barracks, through to 1831, when the army abandoned it. For those 95 years, the redcoats in the old tower patrolled Strathdon, hunting down Jacobite sympathisers. Latterly they helped the excisemen stamp out the illegal production and smuggling of whisky.  The arrival of the redcoats after the Battle of Culloden in 1746 resulted in the tower house being gutted internally and transformed into soldiers’ barracks. The high stone-vaulted ceiling of the old hall was removed and an extra timber floor inserted, thereby providing accommodation for the commanding officer, three non-commissioned officers and up to 42 men. Outside, the courtyard buildings and surrounding wall were demolished. They were replaced with two single-storey pavilions and the star-shaped wall, equipped with musket-loops, that gives Corgarff its unrivalled appearance.
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Caught out again - People are Worse off on zero hours contracts than unemployed.
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Cameron following the same, if slightly more sanitised, policies  as the Third Reich the irony  of this image is striking.

"Arbeit macht frei" translates as "Work makes you free," not with this UK government, with record levels of in work poor, a dramatic rise in Food Bank referrals (up over 400% in the last 12 months) and in an energy rich country people are going cold (some will undoubtedly die as a result).  People who are sick, disabled, or belonged to a foreign race are deprived of their human rights (they will scrap the Human Rights Bill if re-elected), the sick or disabled are subjected to a humiliating test intended to deprive them of the financial support they need to survive and immigrants are depicted as a threat to the British way of life and the livelihoods of the indigenous population (despite the opposite being true).
Is this writer the only person who finds it more than a little sick that David Cameron visited Auschwitz on the International Day of Human Rights? What was he doing - taking notes in order to ensur...
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The Daily Record poll on who won the Leaders debate, current standings:
Nicola Sturgeon  72.7% 
Ed Miliband          14.3%
David Cameron     6.5%
Nigel Farage          3.9%
Natalie Bennett     1.3%
Leanne Wood        1.3%
Nick Clegg             0.0%

The good news for the SNP continues:
During the debate the SNP received  over 1,600 application for membership and across social media people in England are asking the SNP to field candidates across the UK because they want to vote SNP!!

#GE15   #VoteSNP   #leadersdebate   #bbcqt  
TORCUIL delivers his verdict on the seven-way debate and said that there was one particularly telling moment captured on camera.
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Great news for Scotland.
#GE15   #VoteSNP  
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The work of my good friend +Rodney Pike if you don't follow him already - what are you waiting for?
Rodney has been into art for as long as he can remember until it turned into a career. His goal is to collaborate with a company who has the technology to bring his images to life. How did you get started as an artist? Are you self taught or did you go to art school? I am self taught. I have been into art as long as I can remember. I got my start doing Photoshop contests for prime money in 2010 and it turned into a career. What inspires and i...
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Don't be surprised to see a coalition between Labour and the Tories to lessen the power of the SNP ironically that could make them the Official Opposition. The paranoia is that high in England that this is a serious possibility in the event of a hung parliament especially if the Libdem vote collapses in the way that has been predicted. Interesting times #voteSNP #GE15
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 Merry Christmas to all 
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Hóla!!!Andy cm le va?Feliz Navidad!!!que bueno poder contactarme cn amigos de ese país que AMOOO!!!!!!!a pesar q nunca estube allí...
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I'm a Photographer based in Scotland, My Doctor recommended that I find something to get me out of the house as part of my treatment, I did a bit of Rugby coaching, but because that was "timetabled" I couldn't go every week because of my bad health, so I needed something else to do as well and having been interested in photography in the past. My wife bought me a camera and I started shooting. The rest as they say is history. I like networking with other photographers for knowledge sharing and in general hanging out. My photographic passions are primarily Nature, Landscape and Portrait photography, but I shoot a number of genres. I work primarily within the Aberdeenshire and Moray area, although I also visit North Northumberland regularly.
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    Rugby Coach, 2007 - 2013
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Based in Scotland,  I'm working towards being a full time photographer. 

I like networking with other photographers for knowledge sharing and in general hanging out. 

My photographic passions are mainly Nature  and  Landscape photography, but I shoot a number of genres. 

I work primarily within the Aberdeenshire and Moray area, although I also visit North Northumberland regularly.

Currently unable to work full time due to Ill health. :-(

I have been on G+ since August 2011. during which time I have learned a lot and have started to share my knowledge and experiences.  I can frequently be found in hangouts, with photographic and social themes.  Hopefully you will enjoy something I have to offer.

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Gartly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Previously
Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Clatt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Tillyfourie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Whitehouse, Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Oaklands, St,Albans, Hertfordshire - Penrith, Cumbria - Oaklands, St,Albans, Hertfordshire - Brownieside, Northumberland, uk - North Charlton, Northumberland, England - Middlemoor, Northumberland, England - Warkworth, Northumberland, England
Very flat course - very disappointing in such a hilly area that they would build a course on the only flat land around - no challenge at all. Nice club house
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Great Castle with a very interesting guided tour - a must visit.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
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The food is ok although it's a bit greasy. Better Chinese along the road.
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Great food / drink, good service, friendly staff worth a visit.
Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Great food at a great price in nice surroundings served by Friendly staff Thursday night is buffet night if your on a budget go on that night.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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Nice castle, great history, adequate parking, no disabled access
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Poor - FairService: Good
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Great location, nice course with great hospitality afterwards
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