My Travels 2

Portmahomack

Portmahomack (Scottish Gaelic: Port Mo Chalmaig; ‘Haven of My [i.e. ‘Saint’] Colmóc’) is a small fishing village in Easter Ross, Scotland. Portmahomack is well known in Easter Ross because of the picturesque nature of the village. Uniquely for an east coast village it faces to the west producing spectacular sunset views in the evening. It …

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Helmsdale

Helmsdale, on the east coast of Sutherland, was built on golf, herrings and salmon! Today, Helmsdale is a name synonymous with salmon fishing, but the town and its picturesque harbour originally prospered as a result of the herring boom of the 19th century.

Thurso

Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland. Situated in the historical area of Caithness, it is the northernmost town on the British mainland. It lies at the junction of the north-south A9 road and the west-east A836 road, connected to Bridge of Forss in …

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Grant Park, Forres

Grant Park is situated on the south side of Victoria Road, and was gifted to the town by Sir Alexander Grant when he purchased Forres House and ground for the people of Forres. The park contains traditional gardens and the floral sculptures which form the centrepiece for the Forres entries in the “Britain and Scotland …

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Cairn Holy

Cairn Holy, the two cairns of Cairn Holy are an impressive survival, particularly Cairnholy I with its concave façade of tall pillar stones. Their landscape position is equally impressive, situated on a hill offering fine views over Wigtown Bay. Both were built in the 4th millennium BC. They are known as Clyde Cairns, a type …

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Arrochar

Arrochar is a small village located at the head of Loch Long on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyle & Bute