The Palace of Holyroodhouse commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland, Queen Elizabeth II. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining. #architecture #monarch #edinburgh #wheninedinburgh #scotland #scotland
🏴 #wheninscotland #igdaily
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The Kelpies sculptures [3 of 3] Legend has it shapeshifting water spirits would lure lost children to various bodies of water to drown them. Idk why they built something of that- oh okay maybe it's like a Dumb Ways to Die advertisement/monument, Scottish version. Cheers to keeping kids scared of wandering near water for centuries.
And then Amanda went to orh it's bisai.
This was maybe one of...less than a couple dozen monuments we saw that doesn't have anything to do with war or death or matyrs. They reaaally love their tragic ancestors and matyrs. .
#kelpie #thekelpies #sculpture #monument #scotland #uk #unitedkingdom #vacay #gradtrip #ITWASHUGE #MASSIVE #REALLYBIG
“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.” - Alexander McCall Smith. I love this shot. Took a handful of photos to get just the right one, but it was worth it 📷 😎! #edinburgh #scotland #uk #latergram #travel #travelphotography
I still buzzing about the weekend at @grinduro
Scotland 🤟🏼😊 It has been a weekend that has exceeded every single expectation that I could have had. We could have looked at it as a weekend camping in the rain and being bitten by midges. Anyone fancies that? Probably not! 😆
But instead we knew that it was an adventure that is was worth the trip.
Against all the odds we had a glorious weather, the facilities in the high school building where we were camping were a 10 stars, midges under control (or nearly 😂), people arriving from everywhere around the world, lots of super cool looking bearded guys and tattoos 😎👌🏼, ages from very young to never too old, bike builders showing their creations, lots of people in the cycling industry with a similar view of a friendly cycling world and one thing that I could find in common with everyone, we were all having the biggest smiles all day long, we were cheering on each other without even knowing our names, the feed stations were offering from the traditional ice cream from the Isle of Arran to a cheeky G&T to give a bit of a sparkle to the water bottle 😆
I could keep going on and on about all the good things that I have lived this weekend but I will keep it short and I will say that it had been the best cycling event that I have ever done. Amazing the good vibe from everyone in the event and special shout out to all the women braving those technical trails, LEGENDS!!! 💪🏼 See you there next year!
@grinduro @girocycling #offroadnation #grinduro #grinduroscotland
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The first fortification at Thurso was raised by the Norwegians probably in the form of an earth and timber structure but little is known about it other than a record dated 1157. The Norwegians dominated the north and west coasts of Scotland until the mid-13century and Thurso, which was centrally located on the route from Norway to the Western isles, was chosen as a key residence to serve the Earls of Orkney and Caithness.
By the 17th century vast swathes of Caithness and Sutherland were under the control of the powerful Sinclair family. Around 1660 the 6th Earl of Caithness started work on a new castle. Work was overseen by Donald Ross and became George's primary residence. He was an important magnate in northern Scotland but found himself embroiled in a bitter land dispute with the Campbells of Glenorchy. Attempts to resolve the issue through the courts were followed by a decision by the King in favour of the Campbells. This prompted George Sinclair to mount a guerrilla campaign against his rivals.
Thurso castle, along with other Sinclair properties were seized by the Campbells but then attacked and badly damaged by George's men. The dispute was eventually resolved following intervention by James, Duke of York (later James VII and II) and thereafter Thurso was repaired.
The castle was substantially rebuilt in 1872 by Sir Tollemache Sinclair. The new structure took the form of a Scottish Baronial Gothic mansion. Large swathes of the 17th century castle were either demolished or incorporated into the new structure. The build quality of the new mansion was poor however and in 1952 much of the structure was demolished for safety reasons leaving just the sections visible today.
Image by @venture_north
#scottish #lovescotland #scotland #historicscotland #visitscotland #love_scotland #travelinggram #nc500 #thisisscotland #lifeofadventure #master_shots #ig_worldclub #igersscotland #goexplore #castle #discoverglobe #discoverearth #roamtheplanet #history #castlesofscotland #scotlandsbeauty #passionpassport #modernoutdoors #greatnorthcollective #travelblogger #abandonedplaces #abandoned_addiction #northcoast #northeast #scottishhighlands
Wet Streets Under Blue Skies
We are just home from a lovely wedding in Gretna Green... it was lovely to get away but also glad to be back to our lovely house and kiddies ☺️🥂🎩👰🏽❤️
A leisurely drive back from Mull to the homeland allowed for several stops at little forests along the way. A wonderful midge repellent it’s somewhat ironic I got eaten alive collecting this... What will I use it for? A gruit of course!
#foraging #beer #bogmyrtle
Puppy cuddles with Olive. Wee babe 💘
Let’s talk writing retreats! Have you ever taken one? How much writing do you actually plan to accomplish? What are your must-haves when you pack? How do you set goals for yourself to accomplish during the trip? How far away do you actually need to get from your own home for it to be an effective retreat?
I have a retreat planned for later this week though it isn’t quite as far afield as these pictures from my somewhat recent travels! (1. isle of Skye, Scotland; 2. Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh; 3 and 4: Cape Lookout State Park, Oregon.)
I’m going to be cutting up my manuscript (literally) and getting everything I’ve written during #campnanowrimo
into a cohesive draft. I’ll also be doing some research and world building in between trying a new cocktail bar and reading by the pool 😊
I’d love to hear about your experience with writing retreats; let me know in the comments!
#amwriting #amwritingfantasy #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writingretreat #scotland #edinburgh #skye #oregon #writingcommunity #writerscommunity
Diets currently avo and feta bagels on a regular basis 🙃
Pretty green eyes 😍💚 dark grey shimmery smokes for this gorgeous gal for her birthday party ✨✨✨
🍺🍸🍺🍸🍺🍸 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴 Having spent the best part of 2.5 hours travelling in the car from Loch Lomond it seemed the best option (immediately on arrival to Pitlochry) that we sit drinking in the sun for the next 4! Cheers 🤪 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This little Inn was formerly the blacksmiths ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴
#pitlochry #scotland #instatravel #travelgram #visitscotland #summer #goforit #oneisneverenough