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Sterm ramp opening - arriving in Ullapool on MV Isle of Lewis HD [00:50]
24th April 2010: View from car deck of stern ramp opening at Ullapool onboard Caledonian MacBrayne MV Isle of Lewis. Filmed with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 / DMC-ZS3 in HD
Tags: stornoway, calmac, ferry, car, scotland, uk
Rob Roy Way to Callander . [08:09]
An alternative start to the Rob Roy Way, particularly for anyone who has walked it before, is to commence the walk (providing you can get dropped off) at Drymen Road car-park, thereby eliminating the first few miles of road walking. This is the approximate 17-mile walk from there to Bridgend in Callander. [Note: If you were even better organized you could get picked up at Invertrossachs East Gate Lodge further eliminating the final boring road walk into Callander!]. So, from the car-park the route instructions dictate that "two roads enter the forest here - take the one bearing right (north-west)" - the reality of course is that they both head - well by my compass anyway - northwest! I recently read a work colleague's published notes on this walk and he succinctly suggested that 'the author of the guidebook should go on a how to write instructions course!" Anyway, thereafter the Rob Roy Way then passes intermittent domed shafts and the Corrie Aqueduct all part of the Loch Katrine water scheme. Queen Victoria opened the scheme in 1859; it was a complete success and wiped out Glasgow's cholera problem. For this scheme the level of Loch Katrine had to be raised and this area was selected not just because it received a heavy rainfall but equally important was the fact that it contained exceptionally pure water. The 79-mile Rob Roy Way from Drymen to Pitlochry is an invigorating walk that to fully enjoy should take an entire week to complete. It can be extended a short ...
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Stirling, Scotland [06:24]
Stirling (Gaelic: Sruighlea, Scots: Stirlin) is a city and former ancient burgh in Scotland, and is at the heart of the wider Stirling council area. The city is clustered around a large fortress and mediæval old-town beside the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands", with its position near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, and its crossing of the Forth, the nearest to the river mouth. It is a centre for local government, higher education, retail, and light industry. Its population (as of the 2001 census) was 41243, making it the smallest city in Scotland. One of the principal royal strongholds of the Kingdom of Scotland, Stirling was created a Royal burgh by King David I in 1130, which it remained until 1975, when the county of Stirlingshire was absorbed into Central Region. In 2002, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, Stirling was granted city status. Originally a Stone Age settlement, Stirling has been strategically significant since at least the Roman occupation of Britain, due to its naturally defensible crag and tail hill (latterly the site of Stirling Castle), and its commanding position at the foot of the Ochil Hills on the border between the Lowlands and Highlands, at the lowest crossing point of the River Forth. It remained the river's lowest crossing until the construction of the Kincardine Bridge further downstream in the 1930s. It is supposed that Stirling is the fortress ...
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