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Fort William, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the popular Scottish Highlands town of Fort William which is about 109 miles north of Glasgow.

Fort William (pop 10,000) is situated on the shores of Loch Linnhe. The name originates from a fort (only the basic foundations of which still exist) built in 1690 as part of a strategy to pacify the Scottish Highlands during the rule of King William. Fort William has successfully established itself as an outdoor centre with emphasis on mountain biking, skiing and mountain climbing. The town sits at the northern end of the 96 mile long, West Highland Way hiking trail.

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Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries and the Solway Firth, on the Scottish side of the England-Scotland border. Distance is about ninety-four miles south of Glasgow and thirty-two miles north-west of Carlisle.

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Reenactment Redcoat Soldier at Fort George, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on a stunning piece of 18th century British military engineering as manifested in the 250-year-old Fort George at Ardersier, eleven miles east of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

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