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On the boat to Staffa
Medieval grave markers at Kilmartin Church



Prehistoric burial at Kilmartin Glen

Inside tomb at Kilmartin Glen. Grave slab has cup markings.

Kilmartin Glen burial site

Ancient rock carvings at Achnabreck

Female deer (hind) takes an afternoon stroll at Lochranza, Arran

Tour guide at Arran Distillery

Stag on road near Lochranza, Arran

Your tour guide at Druid’s Stone, Arran

Sheila and Stu at the Druid’s Stone

View of Holy Isle from Arran

Finding elusive stone circle between Brodick and Lamlash, Arran



Early morning view of Goat Fell, Arran



Inside Great Hall at Stirling Castle

External view of Great Hall, Stirling Castle


View from Stirling Castle to Wallace Monument


Another view of the Wallace Monument with Ochills


Watching salmon leaping up River Braan from Ossian’s Hall


Tree silhouetted in the sun at Ossian’s Hall

Afternoon view at Acharn Burn

Exhaustion on reaching the stone circle overlooking Loch Tay!!


Another view of the stone circle high up on the hill.



Falls of Acharn
A rare unicorn sheep, near Acharn


Kenmore Hotel, North end of Loch Tay


Church at Kenmore in the fall.


Rock Art on Ben Lawers.

Read more on Prehistory Tour Scotland…



With aid of remote sensing technology, archaeologists have located the foundations of the lost Abbey of Scone. The abbey was built in 1115 near Moot Hill, an ancient mound where generations of Scottish kings were crowned at the Stone of Destiny. The abbey was destroyed in 1599 during the Reformation and only in 2007 have the remains been located. The famous Stone of Destiny was removed to London in 1296 but was returned to Scotland (Edinburgh Castle) in 1996.

Here is a brief chronology:

Read more on Lost Abbey of Scone Found…



An image of the famous Dupplin Cross can be found in the catswhiskerstours photo gallery.

The cross dates to about AD 820 and up until the 1990s is sat on a hill at nearby Forteviot. Thereafter it was sent to Edinburgh for a short period before being “repatriated” to Dunning. Condition is incredibly good considering it’s exposure to the elements for nearly 1200 years.

Read more on Dupplin Cross: St. Serf’s Church, Dunning….