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Young Farmers Promotion at Cromarty Firth

Today, our focus was on places in N.E. Scotland associated with Clan Ross. Our endeavours were partly successful in that whilst we did visit locations such as Tain (Easter Ross), Pitcalnie (Ross-Shire) and Kildary (Easter Ross) we were unable to view Balnagown Castle, ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan Ross, as ownership has changed and the property is very secluded. However, weather conditions were, on balance, favourable and we were fortunate to view a wide range of sites plus a wedding and crew of a sea-going skiff undergoing training.

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Highland Cow, Mull, Scotland

Today was again characterised by sunshine, warm temperatures and blue skies.

We departed our lodgings at Craignure, Mull, drove west for thirty-seven miles along a single track road to our initial destination of Fionnphort where we caught the 9.55 am ferry to Iona.

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River Spey at Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland

This evening, I am reporting on Grantown-on-Spey (pop 2000)  which was founded in 1766 when it was established as a discrete ,planned town (unusual for its day in Scotland) by James Grant. The town grew and prospered and today its attractive silver granite buildings are home to a wide number of shops, guest houses, hotels, restaurants and families. Grantown is very well positioned for touring the Speyside whisky distilleries. In the locality there are opportunities for salmon fishing, water sports, hiking, bird watching and visiting gardens.

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