Summer scene at Fortingall

This morning, we departed Inverness and embarked on a tour as follows:

  • First to nearby Culloden, site of the last battle on British soil in 1746. Here the forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie were defeated by a British army under General Cumberland.

Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield

  • Next, south, down the A9 past Ruthven Barracks,¬†Dalwhinnie Distillery and Blair Castle to Pitlochry, a popular small town. Here we shopped, had lunch and visited the Heather Gems centre where high quality, jewellery like products are manufactured from heather stems.

Blair Castle

Piper at Pitlochry

Pitlochry, Scotland

Heather Gems products

Heather Gems, Pitlochry

  • Next a scenic drive along Glen Quaich to Kenmore and the Crannog Centre.

Glen Quaich

  • Next, Croft Moraig Stone Circle which may be 5000 years old.

Croft Moraig Stone Circle

Landscape at Croft Moraig

  • Next to Fortingall, a small village with attractive, Arts & Crafts houses and a famous yew tree, the root system of which is believed to be 5000 years old.

Fortingall Yew

  • Finally, we checked into our lodgings in Dunkeld.

Dunkeld, Scotland

Haggis for dinner at Dunkeld.

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