This evening, I am focusing on Finlaggan, a very ancient site located in the north of the island of Islay, a few miles west of Port Askaig.
This particular area of Islay appears to have been important in prehistory as evidenced by a standing stone and evidence of crannogs. From the 12th to 16th centuries, Finlaggan was the power base of the chiefs of Clan MacDonald, Lords of the Isles who controlled vast tracts of the west of Scotland. The progenitor of the clan was Somerled who established a ruling dynasty following his defeat of the Norse in a sea battle during 1156.
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This morning, I collected guests arriving on early flight at Glasgow Airport. We then proceeded as follows:
- To Luss and full Scottish breakfast at Loch Lomond Arms. This included a taste of haggis! next a quick walk down through Luss village and a walk on the pier to photograph Loch Lomond basking in unusual Spring sunshine.
Loch Lomond Arms, Luss, Scotland
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River Kent at Kendal, Cumbria
This evening, I am focusing on the sizable town of Kendal which is located in the Lake District area of England, (although some distance from the actual water) and relatively close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
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