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FOLLOW🥨 Gorgeous walkies around the farms surrounding Quarriers Village. Remember DON'T let your furry babies go into the fields where there's wee furry lambs. ~We want them to be safe from harm, so their wool can make more kilts. 🐑🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Check out The Scottish Outdoor Access Code at @scottishnaturalheritage . . . . #visitscotland #visitbritain #scotlandmagazine #scotlandisnow #outandaboutscotland #ukscenery #scotlandexplore #unlimitedscotland #love_scotland #dachshunduk #fortheloveofscotland #gloriousbritain #discoverscotland #wonderlustscotland #scotland #ecosse #scotlandroadtrip #scottishwalks #walkingthedog #scottishnature #farminguk #fortheloveofscotland #paisleyis #peoplemakeglasgow #scotlandhighlands #scotland_ig #scenicbritain #ilovescotland #scotnature #yourscotland #simplyscotland

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Duntrune Castle was originally built by Clan MacDougall in the 12th century; latterly being taken over by Clan Campbell. This resulted in continuous conflict between the two clans. Notably, in 1644, an attempt was made to besiege the castle by the rival MacDonalds, under Alasdair Mac Colla. ▫️ Duntrune was eventually sold in 1792, to the Malcolms of Poltalloch and is presently home to the current chief of Clan Malcolm. ▫️ Duntrune Castle is also believed to be haunted by the ghost of a handless piper. According to one story, the Macdonald piper was sent into the castle as a spy, but was found out. He was imprisoned, but played his pipes to warn the Macdonalds that their 'surprise' attack was now expected. Alasdair Mac Colla retreated, and the piper's hands were cut off by the Campbells. ▫️ Image by @rosepargiter ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #travel #travelblogger #modernoutdoors #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #natureaddict #thisisscotland #travelphotography #scotspirit #brilliantbritain #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #visituk #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #stag #explorescotland #passionpassport #instascotland

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Glengorm Castle was built in 1860 for James Forsyth of Quinish, who acquired the Mishnish estate in 1856. ▫️ Located on the Isle of Mull, the Castle is presently used as a guest house and wedding venue. ▫️ Image by @mullionafood ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #master_shots #thisisscotland #travelphotography #scotspirit #brilliantbritain #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #scotspirit #visituk #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #lovegreatbritain #instascotland #travelblogger #unitedkingdom #architecturelovers #weddingvenue

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You know you’re a muggle when you can only do magic with the help of photoshop 🤪 Visiting the Glenfinnan Viaduct has been on my bucket list ever since 2013 when a Scottish tour guide slapped my hand for calling it the “Harry Potter Bridge” instead of the Glenfinnan Viaduct 🤣 Seeing the viaduct with my own eyes was every Harry Potter lover’s dream come true. I even wore my Gryffindor hat for the occasion (though I’m really a Hufflepuff) 🤓 . Did you know that from Easter to October, you can actually take a journey on The Jacobite, the train that was used as the Hogwarts Express?! Definitely need to go back again when the train is running!

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Eilean Donan Castle overlooks the Isle of Skye, at the point where three great sea-lochs meet. ▫️ Bishop Donan chose the tranquil spot back in 634AD to settle on and create a monastic cell. The first castle was later established in the 13th century by Alexander II in an effort to help protect the area from Viking incursions. ▫️ War came to Eilean Donan during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1719. Britain had gone to war with Spain in 1718, and Spain saw a chance to destabilise Britain by inciting another Jacobite Rebellion. In April 1719 a small Spanish force under George Keith, Earl Marishcal landed first on the Isle of Lewis and then at Loch Alsh making Eilean Donan Castle their headquarters. ▫️ With the support of numerous clans, including Clan Mackenzie and Clan MacGregor, the army proceeded inshore in an attempt to incite more Clans to rally to their cause. However, their absence was timely as on 10 May 1719 a Royal Navy detachment attacked the castle, launching a heavy bombardment that forced the garrison to surrender. Following this, Eilean Donan lay in silent ruin for the best part of two hundred years. ▫️ The castle we see today was reconstructed as a family home between 1912 and 1932 by Lt Col John MacRae-Gilstrap. ▫️ Image by @drwphotography1 ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #visualsoflife #thisisscotland #travelphotography #master_shots #instascotland #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #scotland_greatshots #greatnorthcollective #instascotland #scotland_greatshots #travelblogger #earthfocus

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The Menzies clan, who are believed to have originally come from Normandy, settled in Perthshire no later than the mid-12th century. They came to Scotland during the reign of David I who actively encouraged such immigration in order to exploit their castle building expertise and military skills. ▫️ Following the destruction of their home (then the Place of Weem) in 1502 by Neil Stewart, this prompted construction of Castle Menzies as a direct replacement. ▫️ The new castle was built in the form of a four storey Tower House and had a dominant position overlooking the road between Aberfeldy and Crianlarich. Large numbers of well placed gun holes demonstrate that defence was a foremost consideration when the castle was built. ▫️ The Castle had to survive through the Covenanter religious troubles of the mid-seventeenth century and the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745. In 1715 it was occupied by the Jacobites. Again in the 'Forty-five rebellion it was occupied by the Jacobites, including their leader Bonnie Prince Charlie, who rested on his way to Culloden in 1746, only four days later for the Castle to be garrisoned by the Duke of Cumberland, son of the British Monarch and commander of the Government forces. ▫️ The castle was later returned to the Menzies clan and further modifications were made in the 18th and 19th centuries, including adding an extension to the north and a new wing in 1840. The death of the last of the Menzies of Weem line, saw the castle pass out of the clan’s hands. During World War II it was used as a Polish Army medical stores depot and in 1957 it was acquired by the Castle Menzies Society. ▫️ Image by @edienthusiast ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #travelblogger #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #natureaddict #thisisscotland #master_shots #visualsoflife #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #modernoutdoors #countryside #farmlife #scotspirit #instascotland

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The Menzies clan, who are believed to have originally come from Normandy, settled in Perthshire no later than the mid-12th century. They came to Scotland during the reign of David I who actively encouraged such immigration in order to exploit their castle building expertise and military skills. ▫️ Following the destruction of their home (then the Place of Weem) in 1502 by Neil Stewart, this prompted construction of Castle Menzies as a direct replacement. ▫️ The new castle was built in the form of a four storey Tower House and had a dominant position overlooking the road between Aberfeldy and Crianlarich. Large numbers of well placed gun holes demonstrate that defence was a foremost consideration when the castle was built. ▫️ The Castle had to survive through the Covenanter religious troubles of the mid-seventeenth century and the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745. In 1715 it was occupied by the Jacobites. Again in the 'Forty-five rebellion it was occupied by the Jacobites, including their leader Bonnie Prince Charlie, who rested on his way to Culloden in 1746, only four days later for the Castle to be garrisoned by the Duke of Cumberland, son of the British Monarch and commander of the Government forces. ▫️ The castle was later returned to the Menzies clan and further modifications were made in the 18th and 19th centuries, including adding an extension to the north and a new wing in 1840. The death of the last of the Menzies of Weem line, saw the castle pass out of the clan’s hands. During World War II it was used as a Polish Army medical stores depot and in 1957 it was acquired by the Castle Menzies Society. ▫️ Image by @jimmythegrace ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #travel #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #natureaddict #thisisscotland #master_shots #visualsoflife #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #discoverscotland #greatnorthcollective #modernoutdoors #countryside #farmlife #travelblogger #scotspirit

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Carlowrie Castle was built in 1852 for Thomas Hutchison, a wine merchant and at one time Lord Provost of Edinburgh, and his wife Jean Wylie. ▫️ Their daughter, Isobel Wylie Hutchison, became a pioneering Arctic traveller and author, risking her life collecting plants for the Royal Botanic Gardens and Kew. After World War II, Isobel’s writing helped finance repairs to the castle which had been badly damaged acting as a wartime RAF base. ▫️ Isobel’s legacy can be seen across the Carlowrie Estate. She planted many plants in the grounds, including rare species that she brought back from her travels. ▫️ On the death of Isobel in 1982, Carlowrie Castle was bought by the Marshall family and remains with them today. ▫️ Image by @snapsbyshirin ——————————————————— #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #master_shots #thisisscotland #travelphotography #scotspirit #brilliantbritain #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #scotspirit #visituk #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #lovegreatbritain #instascotland #travelblogger #unitedkingdom #architecturelovers #scotlandlover

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I’m telling you, it’s making a comeback... #planking

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Another from Wemyss Bay Station.

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Evenings out in the garden after a day spent with family & friends what more can you want. Scotland you have blessed us with amazing Easter weekend weather and what can go wrong moving there 😬🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿😬🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #ayrshire #garden #gardendreams #gartenliebe #gartentraeume #daydreaming #hausbau #hausbau2019 #selfbuild #selfbuildscotland #selfbuildhomes #gardeninspiration #love_scotland #visitscotland

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Amazing weather today for island hopping around Loch Lomond 🏝

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Meadows in Spring colours 2019. Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner outside between DIY shifts is a Bank Holiday done well. 🌸🔧🌸🔩🌸🔨🌸 #easter #easter2019 #scotland #spring #heatwave #thisisscotland #love_scotland #edinburgh #edinburghlife #edinburghpeople #themeadows #bankholiday #blossom #edinburghpeople #cherryblossom #bloom #naturegram #springsunshine #getoutside #lovetheoutdoors #edinburghhighlights #edinburghscotland

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The Jacobite Crossing the Glen Mama Viaduct 🚂💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe” - John Muir. . Hope everyone has had an amazing Easter weekend! Hopefully we have a glorious summer like last year with this throwback shot to Lunga near Isle of Mull. . . . . #landscapephotography #scotland #isleofmull #seascapephotography #love_scotland #visitscotland #ig_scotland #igersscotland #hiddenscotland #scotland_greatshots #insta_sss #thisisscotland @visitscotland @visitmullandiona #rewilding #earthday #naturelovers #naturefirst

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Thanks @jacqueline_1homas ・・・ Dalquharran Castle is a category A listed building in South Ayrshire, Scotland, designed by Robert Adam. The castle lies near the village of Dailly, a few miles inland from the Firth of Clyde between Girvan and Turnberry on the western coast of Scotland, about 16 miles (26 km) southwest of Ayr. The south façade of the house overlooks the north bank of the Water of Girvan. The house lies in ruins after the roof was removed to avoid local taxation in the 1960s.

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loving island life 🏝

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Have a wonderful Easter Monday!💚🍀 ___ Do you celebrate Easter❔ In what manner❓ ___ Whether you consider Easter a festival of spring or a celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection, there's a lot to celebrate and think about. ___ First, Easter as a 'modern' variety of old pagan festival rejoice fertility and new life that comes to the nature in spring. You can find all the old pagan symbols in folklore festivities. Maypoles, dance with ribbons, decorated eggs, young animals, green colour... And the whole festival is about strength that returns to the nature after long winter. Same as nature, we also need to rest so we can flourish once again. ____ The other side of the celebration is the biblical story of Jesus: his life, teaching, death on the cross and, above all, ressurection. The story is both sad and joyful. Jesus dies for the sins of humankind but eventually he is resurrected and he gives us example about how to live our daily lives. ___ Christianity and faith in general are considered sedentary and conservative. Hard to believe that Jesus was a rebel of his time when he opposed the formal religion and put emphasis on personal faith, its authenticity and unpretentiousness. He emphasised personal responsibility of every individual, which is something still very little visible in both private and public life. ___ What do you think about Easter❔ What's the most important message to us❓

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Loch Chon earlier tonight, exactly as it was. No filter.

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Having a wee dram on a Speyside Whisky Tour this week proved fun! #whisky #speysidewhisky #speysidedistillery #happytoursscotland #scotlandisnow #love_scotland #visitinvernesslochness

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"Easter egg hunter, the fairy tale" • Let your imagination transport you into a mystical world. This shot was taken while walking along the #chatelherault park near Hamilton, Scotland. The woods have a mystical feeling and provide an extremly dog friendly walk. Since it is Easter weekend. I added an extra twist to this shot. Happy Holidays! • Model: @andslashor • #love_scotland | #hiddenscotland | #scotlandisnow | #scotland_greatshots | #scotland | #enter_imagination | #imaginativeuniverse | #agameof10k | #mg5k | #scotlandshots | #createexploretakeover | #thisisscotland | #creativegrammer | #surrealart | #manipulationclan | #thecreativers | #visualarts | #visual_creatorz | #eastereggs | #easteregghunt |

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