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Black Spout Waterfall, Pitlochry

Today, I was in central Scotland and took the opportunity to visit the Black Spout Waterfall at Pitlochry.

Weather conditions were ideal being a combination of blue skies, sunshine, negligible wind and temperature a little above freezing. However, much colder and harsher weather is on it’s way.

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Discrimination against Campbells at Clachaig Inn, Glencoe.

This evening, I am posting information on a memorial to one of the most infamous events in Scottish history.

The ostensible reason for the Massacre of Glencoe was an edict issued by King William III requiring all clan chieftains to sign an oath of allegiance by Jan 1st 1692. The MacDonald chief was 6 days late in signing the required oath.This was because he first went to North, to Fort William in error and was redirected South to Inveraray where the Sheriff received the required oath on January 6th.

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Brodick with snow-capped Goat Fell in distance.

This evening, I am focusing on Brodick, principal town on the Isle of Arran with population of less than 1000.. The name ‘Brodick’ is derived from the Old Norse for broad bay and points to the period up to the mid-13th century when large tracts of the West of Scotland were under Norwegian control.

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