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Alexander Selkirk, a Scot who spent his early boyhood at Lower Largo on the Fife Coast in eastern Scotland. He had a fierce temper and following family disputes he went to sea. In 1704 he was sailing master of the vessel Cinque Ports. Selkirk had a violent quarrel with the ship’s captain and was put ashore on the uninhabited Juan Fernandez island off the coast of Chile. After 4 years and 4 months he was rescued and later returned to Lower Largo.

Craigellachie Bridge spans the River Spey in the Scottish Highlands. Designed by Thomas Telford and built at cost of GBP8300.00. Oldest surviving cast iron bridge in Scotland. No longer used for motor traffic.

Today, from our base at Aberdeen, we visited Glenfiddich and Glen Grant distilleries with a picnic lunch at Craigellachie on banks of River Spey.