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Isle of Skye Pipe Band at Portree.

This evening, I am posting information on the Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s top visitor sites offering a wide range of stunning views, history, castles, wildlife and activities. This island forms part of the Inner Hebrides and is located off the N.W. coast of Scotland.

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Discrimination against Campbells at Clachaig Inn, Glencoe.

This evening, I am posting information on a memorial to one of the most infamous events in Scottish history.

The ostensible reason for the Massacre of Glencoe was an edict issued by King William III requiring all clan chieftains to sign an oath of allegiance by Jan 1st 1692. The MacDonald chief was 6 days late in signing the required oath.This was because he first went to North, to Fort William in error and was redirected South to Inveraray where the Sheriff received the required oath on January 6th.

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Jacobite Express traversing the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

This evening, I am posting a portfolio of images and videos concerning the popular Jacobite Express Steam Train which operates during the tourist season along the 41 mile (66 km) route between Fort William and Mallaig in the Scottish Highlands. This train ride has proved extremely popular on two counts: (1) The outstanding scenic beauty via Loch Eil, Glenfinnan and Arisaig and (2) Connection with the ‘Harry Potter’ stories and film via the ‘Hogwarts Express’.

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