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Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Armadale Castle, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

This evening, I am reporting on Armadale Castle on the Isle of Skye, Inner Hebrides, Scotland.

Armadale is located on the S.E. tip of Skye and is a berthing point for the ferry which operates between Armadale and Mallaig on the mainland.

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Gilnockie Tower, Canonbie, Scottish Borders

Gilnockie Tower, Canonbie, Scottish Borders.

This afternoon, I am focusing on Gilnockie Tower in the Scottish Borders region. This 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 privately owned but is cared for by Armstrong Clan Association due to the historic connections with that Clan.

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Craignaught Hill, East Ayrshire, Scotland

Craignaught Hill, East Ayrshire, Scotland

This evening I am posting information on today’s ‘reconnaissance trip’ in preparation for upcoming ancestry tour.

Today, with aid of a helpful local person, we located Craignaught Hill near the village of Dunlop in East Ayrshire, about 25 miles S.W. of Glasgow, Scotland.

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