Old Photograph Fort Augustus From Loch Ness Scotland

Old photograph of Fort Augustus from a boat on Loch Ness, Scotland. In the aftermath of the Jacobite rising in 1715, General Wade built a fort, taking from 1729 until 1742, which was named after the Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. Wade had planned to build a town around the new barracks and call it Wadesburgh. The settlement grew, and eventually took the name of this fort. The fort was captured by the Jacobites in April 1745, just prior to the Battle of Culloden.

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Old Photograph Sheep Loch Earn Scotland

Old photograph of sheep by Loch Earn Scotland. Loch Earn is a freshwater loch in the central highlands of Scotland, in the districts of Perthshire and Stirling. The name is thought to mean Loch of Ireland, and it is thought that this might derive from the time when the Gaels were expanding their kingdom of Dál Riata eastwards into Pictland.

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Old Photograph Garry Guest House Killiecrankie Scotland

Old photograph of Garry Guest House in Killiecrankie, Highland Perthshire, Scotland.

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Old Photograph Post Office Methven Perthshire Scotland

Old photograph of people standing outside the Post Office in Methven, Perthshire, Scotland. The Battle of Methven took place in 1306 between Scottish forces led by King Robert the Bruce and English forces led by Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke and resulted in a resounding win for the English. This was part of the Scottish Wars of Independence.

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Old Photograph Post Office Acharn Perthshire Scotland


Old photograph of the Post Office and a Bus in Acharn located on on the south shore of Loch Tay, Perthshire, Scotland. The hamlet here was built in the early 19th century to house workers from the surrounding estates. A mill was constructed to harness the power of the nearby Acharn Burn. William Wordsworth is known to have visited the falls near here in 1803 with his sister Dorothy, who noted in her diary the beautiful view available of Loch Tay from the falls.

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Old Photograph Fisherman Statue Harbour Findochty Scotland

Old photograph of the Fisherman Statue in the fishing village of Findochty, located four miles east of the town of Buckie on the Moray Firth, Scotland. A local artist, Correna Cowie created a statue in 1959 of a seated fisherman, known as The Mannie, who watches over the harbour.

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Old Photograph Harbour Findochty Scotland

Old photograph of fishing boats in the harbour in Findochty village, located four miles east of the town of Buckie on the Moray Firth, Scotland. The lands here passed from the Duffs to the Ogilvies of Findlater and subsequently, in 1568, the Ord family acquired the manor, port, custom and fishers lands of Findochty, and later built the House of Findochty, known as Findochty Castle, now a ruin, which stands to the west of the village. In 1716 the Ords brought 13 men and 4 boys from Fraserburgh under contract to fish from Findochty, and for a time the harbour was busy with landings of herring and white fish. Findochty expanded as a fishing port through the 1700s and 1800s, and by 1850 was home to 140 fishing boats. But the expansion in the late 1800s of nearby Buckie provided a better harbour, and some of the fishing fleet had left Findochty by 1890.

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Old Photograph Collecting Peat Isle Of Lewis Scotland

Old photograph of collecting Peat on Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

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