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Lochmaben Castle [03:12]
There have been two Lochmaben Castles. The first was built in the 1160s by the Bruce family, the Lords of Annandale. It was sited on top of a motte on the neck of land separating Castle Loch, to the south of today's Lochmaben, and Kirk Loch, to its west. This castle originally had a wooden keep, which had probably been replaced by stone by the time the castle was captured by Edward Iof England in 1298. Edward I set to work to build a second Lochmaben Castle in a much stronger defensive position on a promontory projecting north from the southern shore of Castle Loch, a mile to the south of today's town. The work on the new castle was sufficiently advanced by August 1299 to enable the English to withstand an attack on it by Robert the Bruce. The second Lochmaben Castle was completed some time in the early 1300s, leaving Lochmaben Old Castle abandoned, and probably already stripped of much of its stone to help build its successor. Today only the motte of the old castle remains, as one of the greens of a golf course. When completed the new Lochmaben Castle occupied a rectangular area some 170m long and 90m broad. This was raised a little above the rest of the promontory, much of which would have been covered by the loch. The castle design was complex and in some ways unique, and is very difficult to disentangle from the remains you see on the ground today. Today's visitor approaches from a minor road south of Lochmaben, along a rough track that also serves Castle Mains Farm ...
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Mbmac's north west scotland tour 2011 [23:01]
long weekend bike trip, photos taken up the west coast of Scotland and along the north coast to Dunnet Head. one night was spent in Applecross and Applecross Bay which looks out west to Rasaay and Isle Of Skye ... with glorious sunsets. day 2 was spent hugging the west coast, just beautiful ... and arriving and staying overnight in Ullapool in the north west highlands. Day 3 was again sticking as close to coast as possible and travelled north to Durness and the Smoo Cave and spent night. Day 4 i hugged the north coast heading for most northerly point on UK mainland, Dunnet Head and i made it... which was the aim of my trip ;-) got to take in another place i wasn't expecting to visit this trip but, the A9 on way home took me nicely to it and that was the emigrants statue at Helmsdale on the East Coast Of Scotland .... it turned out to be a beautiful and brilliant trip and i arrived home late on but, well refreshed and ready for some more of the rat race ... it has to be one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland and not talked about very much ... enjoy
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Scotland - Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye - Easter 2011. [08:02]
Here is my small compilation of shots filmed on our Easter Holiday of 2011. I have added some Celtic Music to add some ambience to the already beautiful scenery the locations are Isle of Ornsay with the infamous lighthouse from the film 'Blessed'. Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie. Plockton the film location for 'Hamish Macbeth'. The Old Man of Storr which is a huge pinnacle of rock a few miles north of Portree. The Car Ferry at Kylerhea Narrows plus the MV Waverley and finally the viewpoint of the Five Sisters Mountains. Hope you enjoy.
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Achiltibuie April 2011 [03:34]
Luxury Self Catering Cottages North West Scotland now ready. Wester Ross near Sutherland
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WEST HIGHLAND WAY 2006 - adverts to be removed!! [09:37]
Remove those stupid adverts you've overlaid on this video YouTube eh? 'Dust my Broom' [Canned Heat]. Theres a Part 1 and Part 2 video sequence of these events already posted . This video features the official alternative and only real way to finish the Way - the spectacular high level walk out over the Mamores. It was a warm sunny day when we departed Milngavie and headed towards the valley beneath Dumgoyne. The Way of course than passes through Gartness from where at his country seat, Napier of Merchiston during Queen Mary's time worked out those 'schoolhood nightmares' - logarithms. Our Day One continued with a detour into the village of Drymen which was the original home of the Drummonds, descendents from a Hungarian who came to the country in the train of the Saxon Princess Margaret, the destined Queen of Malcolm Canmore. They took their name from the place name Druman, the plural of Drum, a rising ground. Nowadays the village has a shop, pubs and a campsite right on the Way. Our Day One destination however was Balmaha which was regarded during the Jacobite rising in 1715 as one of the main gateways to the Highlands. Indeed, in order to therefore control this, the Duke of Argyle kept a garrison back at Drymen. Our Day Two took us beneath Ben Lomond through Rowardennan alongside the east bank of Loch Lomond. Geoffrey of Monmouth who died in 1154, detailed how King Arthur pursued his enemies up Loch Lomond and all but exterminated them on the islands and consequently ...
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