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The Broch of Gurness, is located on the N.E. coast of Mainland Orkney which is the principal island forming part of an archipelago off Scotland’s N.E. coast. A broch is, usually, a tall, conical-shaped tower with concentric circular walls. The structures date from the Iron Age ( 800 BC-AD43) and are unique to Scotland with the majority  of the 500 structures spread throughout northern and western Scotland and the islands.

Today, we travelled from Kirkwall on Orkney to Inverness in the Scottish Highlands via Easter Ross where we visited Portmahomack and Shandwick in connection with the Pictish Trail.



St Serf’s Church, Dunning, Perthshire, Scotland

Dunning is a small village situated about 10 miles S.W. of the city of Perth in central Scotland. The village is situated in a rich arable landscape which has been occupied since Neolithic times. Close by is Forteviot, an even smaller village now but formerly a Pictish power base and premier ritual complex in the East of Scotland.

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