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Highland Cows in Glen Fruin, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Glen Fruin. This valley runs east-west between Loch Lomond and Gare Loch in the West of Scotland. The Fruin Water (river) runs through the Glen.

Glen Fruin is best known as the site of one of the last clan battles in Scotland. This took place in 1603 between forces of Clan Gregor and their allies and Clan Colquhoun and their allies. The MacGregors prevailed.

The video clips illustrate a typical Scottish single track road, with number three showing the approach to the British submarine base at Garelochhead at the northern tip of Gare Loch, a sea loch.

Glen Fruin, East to West, 1.

Glen Fruin, East to West, 2.

Glen Fruin, East to West, 3.

Battle of Glen Fruin Marker Stone

This evening, I am posting information on Achnambeithach, in the Glencoe region of the Scottish Highlands. This scenic viewpoint is best accessed via a turn off (left) when travelling south to north along the A82 on approach to Glencoe village. The water is the River Coe with Three Sisters (mountains) in the distance.

Mountain waterfall at Achnambeithach

Mountains at Achnambeithach, Glencoe, Scotland

View south into mountains from Achnambeithach

Achnambeithach, Glencoe, Scotland.

Sand covered dinosaur footprints on Staffin Beach

This evening, I am reporting on Staffin, a small community on the N.E. coast of the Isle of Skye, about seventeen miles directly north of Portree. The Isle of Skye is a popular visitor destination in the Inner Hebrides, an island chain located off Scotland’s West Coast.

Video clip of  road along Staffin Bay

Staffin Bay, Isle of Skye

Staffin and nearby locations have become famous of late due to the discovery of fossilised dinosaur footprints dating from the Jurassic period, about 200m to 145.5m years ago. During this period giant, plant-eating dinosaurs roamed the earth.

Specimens of the footprints can be seen in the Staffin Museum although some are also in situ on the local beach but are only exposed when sand is removed during certain tidal and wind conditions. Fossilised oysters can also be seen on the beach.

Fossilised Dinosaur footprints in Staffin Museum.

Dinosaur Footprint in Staffin Museum.