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Sir Walter Scott Monument and the blue Scottish sky in Edinburgh. . On the death of Sir Walter Scott in 1832, the great and good of the city came together to agree on a fitting monument to this outstanding Scottish literary figure. In 1836, an architectural competition was launched, inviting designs for an appropriate memorial. Two years later, the trustees approved the design submitted by George Meikle Kemp, and construction began in 1840. The Scott Monument, among the largest monuments to a writer anywhere in the world, is a truly unique building. #scottmonument #edinburgh #myedinburgh #thisisedinburgh #instaedinburgh #loveedinburgh #igersedinburgh #explorescotland #loves_scotland #lovescotland #fiftyshades_of_history #monumental_world #visitscotland #edinburghstory #scotland #scotlandlover #scotland_greatshots #instascotland #insta_scotland #igscotland #ig_scotland #icu_scotland #scotland_insta #traveling_uk #traveling_scotland #unlimitedscotland #wonderlustscotland #photosofbritain #earthpix #tlpicks

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Dean Village, Edinburgh The Dean Village is a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith, only five minutes walk from Princes Street. In the past the village housed mills of various kinds, and the remnants of the industry can still be seen today. The most striking building in the Dean Village is Well Court, recently restored with support from Edinburgh World Heritage. Built in the 1880s as model housing for local workers, it adds to the picturesque charm of the area. #deanvillage #edinburgh #myedinburgh #loveedinburgh #thisisedinburgh #edinburghhighlights #igersedinburgh #explorescotland #loves_scotland #monumental_world #scotland_greatshots #scotland #scotlandlover #ig_scotland #igscotland #instascotland #insta_scotland #icu_scotland #igersscotland #lovescotland #fiftyshades_of_history #scotland_insta #traveling_uk #thisisscotland #scotlandsbeauty #hiddenscotland #photosofbritain #wonderlustscotland #earthpix #tlpicks

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Stirling Castle Stirling Castle was first mentioned around 1110, and many royal dramas unfolded here. Until the Union of the Crowns in 1603, almost every Scottish monarch had either lived in the castle, or been crowned or died here. Stirling was the preferred residence of most of Scotland’s later medieval monarchs, and most added something to its impressive architecture. Scotland embraced the classical ideas coming from Renaissance Europe during the reign of James IV (1488–1513). He spent much time and money making the castle fit for a European monarch – partly to impress his queen, Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England. James V continued this legacy, as he was just as keen to impress his second French bride, Queen Mary of Guise. Their daughter, Mary Queen of Scots, lived in the Royal Palace as a child and was crowned here in 1543. Later, in 1566, Mary’s own son, the future James VI, was baptised here. The fireworks display that ended the celebrations was the first recorded use of fireworks in Scotland. #stirlingcastle #historicscotland #castles_oftheworld #fiftyshades_of_history #explorescotland #loves_scotland #scotland #scotlandlover #scotland_greatshots #monumental_world #visitscotland #igscotland #ig_Scotland #icu_scotland #instascotland #loves_united_castle #scotland_insta #traveling_scotland #traveling_uk #scotlandexplore #thisisscotland #unlimitedscotland #wonderlustscotland #photosofbritain #yourscotland #hiddenscotland #castlesofscotland #earthpix #tlpicks #castlemypassion

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Craigievar Castle or the „Pink Castle“ near Alford, Aberdeenshire Craigievar Castle was built in the Scottish Baronial style in the 16th century. This iconic tower house is one of the best preserved and the most loved castles in Scotland. Its exterior remains virtually unchanged since William Forbes completed it in 1626. Craigievar was the Forbes family home until the 1960s. National Trust for Scotland is now responsible for the castle. #fortheloveofscotland #nationaltrustforscotland #craigievarcastle #castles_oftheworld #fiftyshades_of_history #explorescotland #loves_scotland #scotland #scotlandlover #scotland_greatshots #monumental_world #visitscotland #igscotland #icu_scotland #instascotland #loves_united_castle #scotland_insta #traveling_scotland #traveling_uk #scotlandexplore #thisisscotland #wonderlustscotland #photosofbritain #hiddenscotland #castlesofscotland #unlimitedscotland #earthpix #tlpicks #castlemypassion #kings_hdr

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A pathway to the unknown @unexplored_scotland

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#scotland is amazing! Tag #thisisscotland to get featured © @garymcintyrephotographer

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If you’ve ever been on a steam train through the highlands then you’ll know how incredible the journey is😍 Congratulations to @thatlittlephotography for this amazing photo! . 📍Location: Grantown, Highland . Go visit the artists gallery and share some love!❤️ #scotland | #simplyscotland

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No trip to Midhope Castle would be complete without a cheeky group photo! 📸 driver-guide, @amyrabbies

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Every journey starts with most of it ahead and maybe looking intimidating. Remember how far you have come when you reach the top. • • • Please check out @munrobagpiper for more highland and bagpiper adventures • • • • • • • #visitscotland #scotland #walkhighlands #kilt #bagpipes #lovescotland #keepclimbing #nevergiveup #staymotivated #instascotland #hiddenscotland #keepgoing #summit #walkinginscotland #munrobagpiper #scottish #ukpics #ukmountains #westcoast #isleofskye #scotlandbeauty #scotlandshots #personaltrainer #getoutdoors

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The impressive gothic Balmoral Hotel Clocktower, Edinburgh at night. 😍 This historic hotel was built in 1902 and the clock has always been set 3 minutes fast to help people catch their trains. ❤️ The only time the clock is set at the right time is on New Years Eve. . . #edinburgh #balmoralhotel #hotels #clock #clocktower #edfringe #nightnight #scotland #scottishtravel #travelholic #travelguide #sightseeing #thefringe #edinburghfestival #gothic #trains #old #historic #architecturephotography #wow #lovesgreatbritain #potd #instascotland #instatravelling #instapics #scottishandproud #nightphoto #impressive #lovescotlandscenery #loveedinburgh

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Edinburgh has such pretty buildings! I’ll have to go again to see it properly. . I had a whole day that was good followed by someone stealing my coat. It’s weird because I tend to get upset over the small things, but the big things are somehow more manageable. . Thought of the day: Sometimes you can get upset with the little things because you need somewhere else to redirect your anger...point is, if you’re upset over something always make sure you really think about WHY? Anger comes from sadness and/or lack of self-worth. . . . #edinburgh #thisisedinburgh #igersedinburgh #edinphoto #scotland #igersscotland #visitscotland #loveedinburgh #instascotland #scotspirit #lovescotland #insta_scotland #instaedinburgh #edinburghcastle #edinburghlife #loves_scotland #exploreedinburgh #scotlandlover #visitedinburgh #royalmile #brilliantmoments #edfringe #igersscots #explorescotland #ig_scotland #myedinburgh #igscotland #icu_scotland #anger #thoughtoftheday

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My wee pal....literally spent 20 minutes making friends with cows....what is my life?! 🤷‍♀️😂 This was on the grounds of Duns Castle in the Scottish borders.

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Scotland had the most incredible castles.....change my mind 😏

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The most majestic tree

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Mid-way through our five day bike packing tour, and our second day on Skye, keeping it relatively easy today with a spin out from Broadford to Portree and back. Some truly stunning scenery along this route, including the views at Sligachan on to the Cuillen (as featured in the cover shot of this post). ⛰ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Note for cyclists - the A87 is a fast, well surfaced road that skirts the spectacular Cuillen mountains, but there was a lot of vehicle traffic on it... some of it passing way too close for comfort. If you're thinking of riding this route during the summer months, do yourself a favour and set off early. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Big day tomorrow, riding from Broadford to Torridon via Applecross, taking in the famous Bealach na Ba climb... Should be epic. The weather forecast certainly looks biblical... 🌧🌧😳😉 . . . . . . . #skye #cycling #cuillen #bikepacking #mountains #roadslikethese #scotland #instascotland #highlandandislands #sligachan #roadbiking #bike #roadbike #cycletouring #isleofskye #portree #velo #strava #stravacycling

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Hidden Lane - Glasgow 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Finished my birthday with chocolates and beauty treats. This definitely softened the blow in getting old 😎😁 #happybirthdaytome #40sarethenew20s #spatime #leoseason #birthdaygirl #chocoholic #instachocolate #edinburgh #instascotland #gettingold #fridayfeeling #weekendfun #espa

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The Hogwarts Express on the Harry Potter Bridge aka Jacobite Steam Train on the Glenfinnan Viaduct 🚂 × × This giant curving viaduct is an iconic scene for any Harry Potter fans and hopeful Hogwarts attendees. But even if the Hogwarts Express hadn’t been shown chugging along the railroad on its way to the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry, this viaduct would still deserve to be an icon in its own right. Built in the 1890s, this railroad viaduct was the first structure in Britain to be built with mass concrete. It was this innovative building method that allows the overpass to remain in such good shape today. The viaduct was constructed by Robert McAlpine and Sons under the control of Sir Robert McAlpine, who became so fond of constructing in concrete that he was given the nickname “Concrete Bob.” The crew built the 100-foot-tall, 416-yard-long bridge along an elegant curve, which lets train passengers look out the window and catch fantastic views of the other end of the train chugging along the tracks against a backdrop of beautiful Highland scenery.

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Cottage where Robert Burns was born and spent the first years of his life was built by his father, William Burness in 1757. #robertburns #instascotland #visitscotland #whereverimayroam #poetry #alloway #scotland

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Bakın size dünyanın 2.çakrasında bir parçam ne olarak enkarne oluyor göstereyşm♾️hepimiz böyleyiz. Hepimizin geçmiş, şimdi ve gelecek enkarnasyonunu temsil eden 3 farklı bitki vardır. Benim bunlardan biri Heather 'dır. Ve İskoçya' nın sembollerindendir... Ve bu resimde Heather, Craigh na Dun benzeri taşlardan birinin yanında yeşermiş...çok etkileyici benim için... 🍀 Biliyor musunuz benim 3 enkarnasyonumdan biri bu bitkinin hafızasında yaşıyor ve hep yaşayacak. Bu bitki benim zaman koridorlarımdan biri... 🍀 💮 İnsanın içi titriyor yaşamın muhteşemliği ve olağanüstü bağlantılarımız konusunda... Kimbilir siz aynı anda doğada hangi bitki olarak enkarne oluyorsunuz. Ben Heather 😃🍀💮 HERMETİK ASTROLOJİ Repost by @reposta.app_ ——— ® Presents ⠀ SCOTLAND GREATSHOTS ® PHOTOGRAPHER | @gsduffin76 LOCATION | #ringofbrodgar #orkney SELECTED | @johnmurrayjnr ADMIN | @miniboy_ MOD | @johnmurrayjnr FOLLOW US l @scotland_greatshots TAG US l #scotland_greatshots #scotland ___________________________________________ PLEASE VISIT @longexpo_scotland @ig_edinburgh @sunrise.sunset.scotland @ukpotd ____________________________________________ #lovegreatbritain #igersscotland #scotlandsbeauty #igscotland #stromness #scotland_insta #loves_united_scotland #visitbritain #gloriousbritain #orkneyislands #ig_cameras_united #ig_worldclub #brilliantbritain #topukphoto #ig_scotland #thisisscotland #goexplore #hiddenscotland #loves_scotland #ukpotd #instascotland #scotspirit #unlimitedscotland #ilovescotland #scotlandisnow #igersscotland _______________________________________________

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First of probably many fish photos. Out working with a local fisheries trust to do sea trout monitoring surveys and all fish were released alive and well back into the water once sampling was finished. Good few days out. Taken on the Nikon D610 with the 50mm. #visitscotland #scotland #hiddenscotland #lovescotland #hidden #scotspirit #scotlandshots #scotshots #thisiscotland #scotland_greatshots #moody_scotland #moodyscotland #unlimitedscotland #instascotland #brillantscotland #scotlandtravels #scotlandmagazine #excellentbritain #scotline #visualsofscotland #skye #officalisleofskye #isleofskye #fish #seatrout #sea

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Just a couple of people walking along the bridge at Eilean Donan Castle. While travelling through Scotland we made a quick rainy pit stop here to get a few shots. Scotland has a plethora of castles, does anyone have a favourite?

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Flying home over the rainbow. 🌈 . . . #outerhebrides #islandlife #workcommute #remoteliving

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Been to the Fringe yet? The festival has been voted the top UK attraction by Loney Planet, so if you've not been then get yourself along. Here are a few pictures of some of the weird and wonderful that The Fringe has to offer. . . . . . 📸Scott Taylor,Gerard Ferry,Sally Anderson / Alamy Live News. Neil Hanna Photography. #edfringe @edfringe #edinburghfestival #edinburghfringe #edinburghfestival2019 #edinburgh #edinburghFringeFestival #igscotland #instascotland #insta_scotland #thisIsScotland #scotlandisNow #Scotland_insta #lovescotland️❤ #lovescotland #scotlandphotography #Scotland #scotland_ig #scottish #scotSpirit #News #weLoveScotland #ScottishNews #ScotlandNews #ScottishSun #theScottishSun #ScottishSunInsta

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Now this a shot our what!! @unexplored_scotland

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Had the best time at @saorsa1875 for my 30th. The food and hospitality was amazing. And thank you guys so much for the cool t-shirt!

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Glenfinnan Viaduct feat. Jacobite Train 🚂 × Made famous by the wonderful world of Harry Potter but an incredible structure in its own right today I joined 100s of others for a steam train snap as it headed from Fort William to Mallaig! Now have to do the actual journey!

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