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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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River Ness and Inverness, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Inverness (pop 44,000) capital of the Highlands of Scotland.

In addition to having attractions and places of interest in its own right, the city is well endowed with accommodation of all types and is an excellent base for touring the Highlands region.

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Rigid inflatables starting out from Fort Augustus, Loch Ness

This evening, I am posting information on Loch Ness, one of Scotland’s top visitor sites.

Loch Ness is part of the Great Glen which comprises a major valley 1 to 3 miles (1.6 to 4.8km) wide and over 50 miles (80km) long. This coincides with the Great Glen fault, a major line of weakness in the earth’s crust which dates back some 410 million years to a time when Scotland was connected to what is now Newfoundland, Canada. The floor of this valley was gouged out by glacial erosion during the last ice age which ended some 10,000 years ago.

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