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Today, we departed Pitlochry in central Scotland and drove to Inverness in the Highlands visiting Dalwhinnie Distillery, Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns en-route.

Gilnockie Tower in the Scottish Borders region is the only survivor from around 60-80 stone or wooden towers of similar design in the region of Eskdale, Ewesdale and Liddesdale. The Tower dates from the 16th century and is situated on the west bank of the River Esk. The Tower is known as the Clan Armstrong Centre.

The Ring of Brodgar stone circle stands on a plateau measuring 370 feet (113m) across, sloping down to the east and surrounded by a rock-cut ditch up to 30 feet wide and 10 feet deep. Wide causeways are present at the north-west and south-east.Originally 60 but now 29 standing stones cover an area of 91000 Sq feet, Location is Orkney, Scotland.

No central feature and the stones have an average height of 7 feet.
Constructed around 2700 BC .