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View from Cairn Gorm, Cairngorms

View from Cairn Gorm, Cairngorms, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the Cairngorms which is the highest massif in Britain and located in north central Scotland. The Cairngorm Mountains consist of a series of peaks and ridges which reach altitudes of up to 4,300 feet ( 1290 m). The rock is granite. The mountains comprise two contrasting landscapes: smooth, rounded summit areas and deep troughs and corries. The massif constitutes the most extensive area over 3000 feet in Scotland.

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Armadale Castle, Sleat

Armadale Castle, Sleat, Skye

This afternoon,I am focusing on Armadale Castle  on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

This was at the heart of Clan Donald with an association dating back to the 15th century. A summary chronology is provided below:

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Blessed St. John Duns Scotus , Gorbals

Blessed St. John Duns Scotus , Gorbals, Glasgow

This afternoon, I visited the church of Blessed St. John Duns Scotus in the Gorbals area of Glasgow which is a relatively new building (1999) run by an order of Franciscan Friars. Here can be found a gold casket marked ‘Corpus Valentini Martyris’- the body of St. Valentine, Martyr. This is the same St Valentine after which Valentine’s Day is named.

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