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Portree is the principal town on Skye. Population about 2500 of which 38 pct. can speak Gaelic. The town is well endowed with a wide range of accommodation, from bunkhouses through to luxury hotels.Central location provides a good base for touring the island.

Today I am reporting on a recent small group hike along a route covering seven miles between Lanark and Cleghorn Bridge. This location is about twenty-eight miles S.E. of Glasgow in the west of Scotland The route covered a rural landscape with extensive range of trees and vegetation. Autumnal fruits such as elderberries and blueberries were encountered plus fungi.

Gilnockie Tower in the Scottish Borders region is the only survivor from around 60-80 stone or wooden towers of similar design in the region of Eskdale, Ewesdale and Liddesdale. The Tower dates from the 16th century and is situated on the west bank of the River Esk. The Tower is known as the Clan Armstrong Centre.