Monday, 21 October 2013

Invermoriston and Views of the River Moriston A82 Scotland

Invermoriston is on the main road (A82) just a short distance inland from Loch Ness where it meets the A887. The River Moriston  caught my eye as we drove over the bridge shown in the photos. Parking the car and walking a short distance down the path shown in the first photo, is where I decided all the photos would be taken. The photos looking up river through a stone window were the window is part of an old stone building built out over the river. It's a shame you're unable to hear the water flowing over the rocks.    

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Glen Finnan and Loch Shiel Scottish Highlands

Glen Finnan and Loch Shiel can be seen by driving along the A830 from Fort William to Mallaig 

The photos are around the area where Prince Edward Stuart AKA      (Bonnie Prince Charlie') landed from a small boat on the banks of Loch Shiel in 1745 on the 19th August. So the final Jacobite raising was started. The Finnan Viaduct is in Glen Finnan where the River Finnan runs into the Loch Shiel.

The Statue of the lone Highlander wearing a Kilt is the memorial to that final Jacobite Raising. It was erected about 1815 three years after the road from Arisaig to Fort William joining the two places.

There are 11 photos in all, but due to difficulty walking close views of the Finnan Viaduct not possible, but enjoy looking all the same.