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View from Isleornsay to Ornsay Lighthouse

View from Isleornsay to Ornsay Lighthouse, Skye

 

View from Isleornsay, Isle of Skye

View from Isleornsay, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on of my favourite spots, namely Isleornsay  (Eilean Iarmain in Gaelic) on the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. This comprises a village loacated in an old harbour and which is situated roughly half way between the town of Broadford and the ferry connection at Armadale. The village is deceptively large with a number of  white painted houses tucked away in various places. However, the dominant bilding is the traditonal hotel loacted close to the water. Also in the immediate vicinity can be found:

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Whitelee Wind Farm

Whitelee Wind Farm, Scotland

This morning, I cycled up to visit Whitelee Wind Farm, near Eaglesham, south of Glasgow. This is Europe’s largest wind farm with a complement of 140 turbines but with a further 75 turbines to be added. When the extended capacity is added Whitelee will have a generating capacity of 539 Megawatts which will be sufficient to power over 300,000 homes. However, at time of my visit not a single turbine was moving, possibly due to the virtual absence of wind.

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Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on a unique aspect of British geology as manifested in the landslides of Trotternish, northern Skye, Scotland of which the Quiraing  is the best example.This jumble of hills and rocks was created when the underlying sedimentary rocks  (Jurassic era) gave way under the great weight of later  basalt lavas (Tertiary era) which resulted in landslides which in turn created labrynths and pinnacles. Apart from the Quiraing, names associated with this geology include Table, Needle, Prison, Dun Dubh and the Old Man of Storr.

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