Places - Scotland
"Glenfinnan Monument" at the north end of Loch Shiel.
Supposedly Bonnie Prince Charlie landed here from
France in 1745, to rally the Highland clans in what was to
be the last rebellion on British soil. The rebellion ended
in failure on Culloden Moor, 8 months later.
In its aftermath the Highland way of life that had existed
for hundreds of years was swept away.
".... then began a sickness from which Scotland and the Highlands in particular
never recovered. It is a sickness of the emotions and its symptoms can be seen
on the labels of whisky bottles."
From the book "Culloden", by John Prebble.
River Spey, Aberlour.
Ancestral seat of the Clan Ramsey.
Bonnyrigg, (near Edinburgh).
- 2000 acres.
- 2500 sheep.
- 35 working dogs.
- And puppies.
Where it all began, in the North-East of Scotland.
What a long strange trip it has been....