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Keiss Castle was built in the late 16th century by George Sinclair, Fifth Earl of Caithness. It stands at the northern end of Sinclair Bay and was one of three fortifications that controlled this territory (the others were Ackergill Castle and Girnigoe Castle). ▫️ The first record of the castle dates from 1623 when George defied King James VI (I of England). In response the King dispatched Sir Robert Gordon to raid Caithness and, although the rebellious Earl provisioned his castles for a siege, he withdrew to Orkney. All three castles surrendered without a fight to Sir Robert but were eventually returned to the Earl's son - George, Lord Berriedale. ▫️ In 1643 the castle passed to George Sinclair, Sixth Earl of Caithness. He built Thurso Castle which he used as his main residence with Keiss being allowed to decay. This was only exacerbated when the Sinclairs found themselves embroiled in a bitter dispute over land and title with the Campbells of Glenorchy. First the courts then the King supported the latter, prompting Sinclair to mount a protracted guerrilla campaign against his rivals. ▫️ It was only intervention by James, Duke of York (later James VII and II) that the Sinclairs were restored. By this time, Keiss Castle itself was ruinous although some repairs were made over the following decades for some form a dwelling. ▫️ Image by @glebovaanastasia ———————————————————- #scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #greatnorthcollective #thegreatoutdoors #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #natureaddict #thisisscotland #cliff #scotspirit #brilliantbritain #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #caithness #visituk #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #scotlandsbeauty #scotlandlover #abandonedplaces #castlesofscotland #nc500 #coastal
|| YOGI ADVENTURE || I had such a fun trip to Scotland last week and I’m already planning another adventure there! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Swipe across for a little snippet of what I got up to and head to my IG story for the vlog; full of yoga, vegan food, beautiful views and travel recommendations. Have you been to Scotland? Where are your favourites places to visit? ✨ @visitscotland #scotlandisnow #scotspirit #ad
[Repost] A @iviemacedo também esteve em Edimburgo e tirou essa foto a partir das muralhas do Castelo de Edimburgo. . Na foto podemos ver uma parte da Old Town em primeiro plano e o Calton Hill ao fundo. . 📍Edimburgo, Escócia 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 . #️⃣ Ela usou a #helloescocia . #castelodeedimburgo #edinburghcastle #caltonhill #caltonhilledinburgh #edimburgo #edinburgh #escocia #scotland #escocia2018 #vidanaescocia #visitscotland #vamosparaescocia #essemundoenosso #meusroteirosdeviagem #igscotland #scotlandlover #lovegreatbritain #greatbritain #scotspirit #scotlandtrip #scotlandlife #lovescotland #thisisscotland #edinburghhighlights #edinburghspotlight
Hands down one of Dundee’s best eateries - great coffee and delicious food! ✔️
It just keeps growing, but no-one is complaining #whisky #islay #laphroaig #ardbeg #bunnahabhain #ardnahoe #scotspirit #Scotland #whiskytour
Great colours today at Ganavan just before the hail shower
We never tired of seeing these guys on our visit to Isle of Skye.
Not a bad view from up here! 🌲 Nothing better than looking through a days photos finding one you like, that you don’t even remember being excited about taking! 😁 . . . . . #photography #sonya7ii #sonya7 #sonyalpha #sony #landscapephotography #landscape #getlost #explore #scotland #wildlife #scotlandexplore #visitscotland #scotexplore #lovescotland #wonderlustscotland #scotspirit #love #instagram #instagood #waterfall #river #forest #cairngorms #mountains #valley #sunset
Day 8-Day 9 Discovering Inverness at night, hunting Nessie, exploring Urquhart Castle - In my ears : Outlander Season 1 #scotland #mylittlebig30trip #inverness #lochness #nessie #urquhartcastle #ruins #night #lights #scotspirit #loch #igscotland #scotshots #clouds #visitscotland
Echo the great beasts that work among us ———— #kelpies #scotland #scotspirit #bonniescotland #alba #falkirk @visitscotland @scotland_insta
Loch Earn, Scotland. Accompanying video in profile link.
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Had to stop on my way home from work to snap this double rainbow 🌈🌈 #ochilhills #clackmannanshire #doublerainbow #aprilshowers
Looking across to Arran from West Kilbride
Rainbow Bay 🌈 | Scarinish, Tiree. ——— Off to Arran this weekend for work, two gigs over the weekend. Flashback to the last time I was on the island, a belter of a rainbow on Tiree. Fact: 🐑 💩 everywhere. So much that people were complaining on TripAdvisor 🤣. - - - #rainbow #tiree #hebrides #cloudporn #islandsofadventure #scotland #scotlandsbeauty #igscotland #ig_scot #unlimitedscotland #loves_scotland #capturingbritain #visualsofscotland #ukpotd #raw_uk #hiddenscotland #scotspirit #uk_greatshots #scotland_greatshots #instagood #agameoftones #potd #nakedplanet #discoverearth #getoutandexplore #folkscenery #eclectic_shotz #ourplanetdaily #awesome_earthpics
There once was a young man named Thomas who rested under the Eildon Tree. A beautiful woman came to him, riding on a horse, and told him she was the Queen of Elfland. ✨ She took him back to her homeland and there he spent the next seven years. 🍃 When he returned he had been given the gift of prophecy. This stone marks the location of the famed Eildon Tree. I came across it while walking the Borders Abbeys Way! #ThomasTheRhymer #BordersAbbeyWay #Scotland #dogstagram #VisitScotland #travel #longwalks #ScottishBorders
We really, really should take flowers home for ourselves more often. Frilly knickers, coral reefs or pink Oyster mushrooms- what do these bring to mind for you?
London Road 2. #edinburgh .
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A sunny afternoon in East Lothian filming with @belindarobertsoncashmere
Got soaked in the rain straight after taking this ☔️. #sunset #edinburgh
Scotland? 🌲⛰🛤
Lunch time entertainment with the locals in Edinburgh, talking a break from work with @haggistours #haggiscrew #haggisadventures #haggismunchers #edinburgh #scotspirit #song #singing #wednesday #video #random #summer #instagood #instagram
Such a beautiful walk. Doing my uncle duties too! 😊💜 . . . #lochaneilein #castle #scotland #lovescotland #scotspirit #thehighlands #rainbow #sister #uncle #guncle #prouduncle
Making friends on the road to Glen Etive 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Night sky in Glencoe📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Colourful sunset 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Night time in Glencoe 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿📸
Loch Linnhe on a calm day 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Walking into the fog 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
A very atmospheric old Kirk appeared out of the fog 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Watching the snow fall on the A82 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Glen Coe just as the snow started to fall 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Losing an antler won’t stop him posing 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Just before the snow came 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Snowy peaks 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Not a bad view climbing Ben Nevis 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Barely a cloud in the sky📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
White water in the Forest 📸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Lighthouse at the Mull of Galloway 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿📸
Looking down the water 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿📸
Sweetheart Abbey 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿📸
Looking out along the Mull of Galloway 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿📸
The Fairy Glen on The Isle Of Skye 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿📸
The Old Man Of Storr on a cloudy day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿📸
Red Deer 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿📸
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