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The Broch of Gurness, is located on the N.E. coast of Mainland Orkney which is the principal island forming part of an archipelago off Scotland’s N.E. coast. A broch is, usually, a tall, conical-shaped tower with concentric circular walls. The structures date from the Iron Age ( 800 BC-AD43) and are unique to Scotland with the majority  of the 500 structures spread throughout northern and western Scotland and the islands.

Ettleton Cemetery is located near Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders region.This burial-place is of importance to persons wishing to connect with the Border Reivers era and Clan Armstrong in particular. The ancestors of Moonwalker, Neil Armstrong have been traced to nearby Langholm.

The village of Lochaline lies at the head of Loch Aline a sea loch on the West of Scotland which connects with the Sound of Mull and, ultimately, the Atlantic Ocean. There is a regular ferry crossing from Fishnish on Mull to Lochaline.