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Nessie at Clansman, Loch Ness, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Kyleakin, Isle of Skye and drove north, across the Skye Bridge to our first stop of Eilean Donan Castle. This castle was rebuilt in the 1930s on a site with a long defensive/military history. Now the centre of Clan MacRae and popular with film producers. Has featured in Highlander and James Bond.  We visited the castle interior with help from excellent local guides.

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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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