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Site of fort at Fort William, Scottish Highlands.

This evening, I am posting information on the former British military fort at Fort William, Scotland. A chronological summary is as follows:

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Glen Quaich, Perthshire, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information with video clips on a fascinating back roads tour in Perthshire, central Scotland.

The region is called Glen Quaich because of the bowl effect shown in image above which has echoes of a special kind of shallow, two-handled drinking cup or bowl used in Scotland.

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Adam Smith Statue, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

About 4.0m people visit Edinburgh each year the vast majority of which will explore the famous Royal Mile near the top of which is a statue of Adam Smith which stands close to St Giles’ Cathedral. Unfortunately, only a tiny fraction of these visitors will have heard of Adam Smith who was, arguably, the first economist and whose writings were instrumental in policies which generated huge wealth and personal liberty through free trade from the 19th century onwards right through to modern-day. There is another monument to Smith in form of a grave-maker near the bottom of the Royal Mile in the burial ground of Canongate Kirk.

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