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Dunkeld, Perthshire

Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland

Fresh Soft Fruit, Dunkeld

Fresh Soft Fruit, Dunkeld, Scotland

This morning, our tour group first availed of some fresh soft fruit (raspberries and strawberries) at Dunkeld and then proceeded into central Scotland first to Amulree and then to Kenmore via the narrow mountain road passing Glen Quaich and encountering many sheep.

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Brodick Bay with Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

Brodick Bay with Goat Fell, Isle of Arran, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the Isle of Arran which is located off the west coast of Scotland and relatively close to Glasgow. Arran is often described as ‘Scotland in Miniature’.

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Queen's View, Loch Tummel
Queen’s View, Loch Tummel, Scotland
 
This evening, I am focusing on a popular visitor site in Perthshire, Central Scotland, namely Queen’s View  which is located between Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. 
 
After which Queen the view is named is a subject of speculation. Queen Victoria visited in 1866 but it is thought that the nomenclature relates to Queen Isabella of Mar ( 1277-1296),  first wife of King Robert the Bruce.
 
The scenic view is of Loch Tummel with a mountain named Schiehallion in the background.  The loch is 11km long and about 1km wide. In 1950 the loch was incorporated into a hydro-electric scheme which resulted in a raising of the water level by some 4.5m ( about 13 feet). Access is via a minor leading off the A9 main North-South route.
 
The site forms part of the Tay Forest Park within which can be found a variety of wildlife including ospreys, chaffinches, wild geese,  red squirrels, buzzards, eagles, red deer, pine marten and capercaillie.
 
Close to the viewing point is a visitor centre with shop, refreshments and parking.

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