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Fort William on the North West Coast of Scotland recorded more than 18 inches (457mm) of rain since the beginning of December 2006 thereby confirming the town as the U.K.’s ‘rain capital’. The deluge caused extensive flooding, landslides and road closures.

This level of precipitation is 10 times the level predicted.

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Glasgow is the economic powerhouse of Scotland. Shipbuilding and heavy engineering contributed to the growth of the city which now receives about 3.2m tourists annually. Places to visit include:

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David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson formed an Edinburgh based partnership which was active in the early, pioneering days of photography. At that time exposures lasted 2-4 minutes, even on a bright day and for that reason subject(s) eyes were avoided to minimise movement.

In the late Victorian period, Evelyn George Carey was active; he meticulously documented the construction of the Forth Railway Bridge. Also, Alfred Henry Rushbrook was active at the same time.

The best way to view the iconic Forth Rail Bridge is by boat.

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