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Eilean Donan Castle, Dornie, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings at Kyleakin on Isle of Skye and travelled to Inverness and in so doing visited sites spanning 4000 years of Scottish history with bonus of majestic Highlands scenery including Loch Ness.

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Loch Ness from eastern side.

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Fort William and headed north for a Loch Ness-centric trip.

Weather today was an improvement on the persistent rain experienced yesterday, comprising a blend of sunshine and showers, which did provide some useful light conditions for photography.

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Castle Menzies, Weem, Scotland

This evening, I am reporting on Castle Menzies (pronounced ‘Mingis’) near Aberfeldy in central Scotland.

Menzies ancestors were the Norman Mesnieres who came to England after the Norman Conquest in 1066 and then moved north to Scotland with King David in the early 12th century. The Menzies were very close and loyal to the Scottish Crown and were rewarded with considerable land grants in central Scotland thus underpinning the family’s wealth.

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