We were a bit surprised to recognise the frontispiece of the October Edition of Knock News. The title is 'Aikenway Autumn'. Our property is on the right. If you want to see more photos taken in our area, please go to speysideimages.co.uk/
Most of the bus shelters are plain affairs, but occasionally one comes across something special. This one is in the middle of no-where and has magazines and plants!
Here is another bus shelter cut out of a Yew Tree, but it needs a trim!
Every Autumn one can hear sounds high up of geese flying in from Iceland and other colder part. They pass over Scotland, naturally, looking for warmer climes. They fly in 'V' formation very high up. What an interesting sight! The video clip below gives some idea :
Migrating Geese click on the wording, not the picture
Pluscarden Abbey was founded in Mediaeval times by Benedictine Monks and destroyed by Henry VIII along with most Abbeys in Britain, but luckily a large part of the fabric of the buildings remained and the Benedictine Monks reoccupied it in the 1940's. Wonderful choral events are held here and the acoustics are excellent.
Here is a clip of the Monks singing the Alleluia. Just click on the blue link below:
Inverness is the Capital of the Highlands and sits on the River Ness on the Moray Firth.
The River Ness opens up into the Loch Ness, Monsters and all! Boats must negotiate these multiple Locks before they enter the Loch.
This is a view at the head of the Loch before it opens wider into the Great Glen.
This body of fresh water is the largest in Britain. In fact all the storage dams, reservoirs and lakes in Britain could fit into Loch Ness!
The ruins of Urquhart Castle overlook the Loch
Our local church, St Margaret's had a Wedding last week. The flowers were really beautiful so I took a few pictures
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