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Loch Tay (north) from Kenmore

This evening, I am posting information on the Loch Tay area in Perthshire, central Scotland.

This Loch lies at an approximately 45 degree angle with Killin at south and Kenmore, near Aberfeldy at northern end.Kenmore is about seventy-seven miles north of Glasgow.

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Sheep in winter, at Killin

Today, I took the opportunity to visit Perthshire in central Scotland, about 2 hours from Glasgow.

Trip was inspired by unusual combination of prolonged sunshine, blue skies and a landscape covered by a few feet of light, powder snow.

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Artist’s impression of Bar Hill Roman Fort.

This evening, I am focusing on the fort  at Barr Hill which sits approximately in the middle of the Antonine Wall which served as the northern frontier of the Roman Empire from around AD 142 to AD 164.  The Wall  ran across the ‘waist’ of Scotland from Carriden in the east to Old Kilpatrick in the west along which were interspersed some 18 forts, one of which being that at Bar Hill (or Barr Hill). The fort included standard features: a H.Q.building, granaries, bathhouse, latrine, barrack blocks and praetorium ( residence) for the garrison commander.
Inscriptions indicate that Barr Hill was garrisoned by cohors 1 Hamiorum, a Syrian archer unit and later by cohors 1 Baetasiorum from the Rhine.

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