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Tormain Hill (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images (click to view fullsize)

<b>Tormain Hill</b>Posted by olly olly Posted by olly
5th April 2018ce

Glencorse (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art) — Images

<b>Glencorse</b>Posted by BigSweetie<b>Glencorse</b>Posted by BigSweetie BigSweetie Posted by BigSweetie
6th March 2018ce

Edinburgh Castle (Hillfort) — Images

<b>Edinburgh Castle</b>Posted by thelonious thelonious Posted by thelonious
1st February 2018ce

Edinburgh Castle (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

27/01/2018 – After a very windy walk round Arthur’s Seat in the morning we made our way up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle.

Our siege on the castle was quickly halted at the entrance by a very nice woman who informed us that our rucksacks were too big to take in (44L size in case you were wondering, pack small if you visit). With our attack thwarted so quickly we made the slow walk back to where we were staying to regroup.

One hour later we were back. Travelling light we made it past the guard this time and into the castle. Our second assault again came to an abrupt halt. This time by a long snaking chain of people. Quickly realising this might work to our advantage and offer us a way through we joined the queue and tried to blend in. What seemed like hours later (probably nearer 10 minutes) we reached the head and another nice person to deal with. This time we made it past first go though not unscathed, my wallet took a direct hit on the way (£34 for the two of us).

Finally we made it into the main areas, we went into full tourist mode and started taking photos of anything and everything so not to draw attention to ourselves. High point is a little debatable but I liked the rock outside St Margaret’s Chapel though I felt a little silly standing there for the obligatory photo. Views from the castle are wonderful and it’s such a good location with a history that stretches back through the mists of time.

We thought our ruse of acting like tourists had been rumbled when a loud bang nearly gave me a heart attack. A quick scan of the map we had been given informed us it was just the one o’clock gun firing and they do it every day. Relieved we headed further inside and went to look for the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny. The security was tight and my belly was starting to rumble so we left empty handed and made for the cafe. Turns out we weren’t the only folk looking to get their hands on plenty of loot, nice food though despite the price.

With happy belly again and all batteries walked we made our way out. I sadly resisted the urge to sit on a cannon for a photo as the oldest person doing so looked about 5 years old and I didn’t want to draw attention to myself (bit rubbish getting old, I should care less what people think but I like to stay hidden in life).

Yes it's a bit of a dear do to enter and nothing megalithic to look but there’s a wonderful sense of a continuing history to the place as you walk around. It’s well worth a visit.
thelonious Posted by thelonious
1st February 2018ce

North Ayrshire (incl. Arran) — News

Remains of 6,000-year-old dwelling found in Ayrshire

The remains of a 6,000-year-old dwelling have been uncovered during water mains work in Ayrshire.
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
22nd September 2017ce

Earl Cairnie (Cairn(s)) — Images

<b>Earl Cairnie</b>Posted by tiompan<b>Earl Cairnie</b>Posted by tiompan<b>Earl Cairnie</b>Posted by tiompan<b>Earl Cairnie</b>Posted by tiompan tiompan Posted by tiompan
20th July 2017ce
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