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Street Scene, Cromarty.

This evening, I am posting information on Cromarty, a delightful and historic coastal village located at northern tip of the Black Isle (not an island).Cromarty is some 23 miles north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

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View of Dumbarton from Dumbarton Castle

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Balloch, Loch Lomond and drove south for about 15 minutes to Dumbarton where we visited the castle. Dumbarton Castle has a long history dating back to the first millennia when it was the power centre of the Kingdom of Strathclyde, subsequently a medieval fortification and then a gun battery in the early 19th century. Despite persistent rain we visited all aspects of the site which offered good views of the Firth of Clyde and Dumbarton. The castle site is home to a wide range of flora and bird life.

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Illustration of fire-making in the Iron-Age at the Crannog Centre

Today marked an adverse change in weather.

We departed our Dunkeld lodgings for Amulree and then embarked on a drive through Glen Quaich but heavy fog resulted in negligible visibility despite which we were able to observe a number of unusual birds: Quail, Red Grouse, Pheasant and a Hawk (or similar bird of prey).

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