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By Michael Herrick, August 28, 2018
Warth Hill Viewpoint Marker
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), John o'Groats — Warth Hill Viewpoint
Warth Hill Viewpoint Warth Hill Viewpoint For 5000 years people have settled in the land stretching before you, leaving signs of their burials in the chamibered cairns found on the island of Stroma and on the summit of Warth Hill that rises . . . — Map (db m127567) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Lybster — Patrick Sinclair
To Commemorate The Founder of this Village and Harbour Lieutenant-General Patrick Sinclair of Lybster 1735-1820 He served in North America 1759 -1784 with the Black Watch and the 15th Regiment of Foot against the French and Indians . . . — Map (db m127540) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Nybster — Nybster Broch
Brochs: Beacons of Belonging You are standing in one of the most important archaeological landscapes in Britain. Scan the horizon. You are surrounded by history: old harbours, houses and burials. As you move around the coastline you will . . . — Map (db m127566) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Dumfries & Galloway), New Abbey — Sweetheart Abbey"The last Cistercian abbey established on Scottish soil"
Sweetheart was established by Devorgilla, Lady of Galloway, in 1273, in memory of her husband John Balliol, father of King John of Scotland and founder of Balliol College, Oxford. Monks of the Cistercian Order came from nearby Dundrennan . . . — Map (db m91700) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The High Street Wellhead
The High Street Wellhead The original wellhead or cistern in this position, probably of around 1675, had a chequered history. It was seriously damaged by a horse-drawn fire engine in January 1897 and rebuilt. The cisterns provided water from . . . — Map (db m127012) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Findhorn — Findhorn Tercentenary
Findhorn Residents Association 2002 To Commemorate The Tercentenary of Findhorn 1702 - 2002 — Map (db m128036) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Forres — Fortune’s Beacon
The Pictish Rodney’s Stone was carved around 1,200 years ago. A beacon for the community, it may have marked a place where people came to be baptised, married or hear Mass. Brodie born and bred … The family home to over #400 varieties of . . . — Map (db m128035) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (North Lanarkshire), Bellshill — Roman Military Bathhouse, Bothwellhaugh
Antonine Scotland The Antonine period 140-c.165. Until c.139 AD Hadrian's Wall marked the limit of Roman occupied Britain; but when Antoninus Pius became Emperor he ordered the army to push further north and to build a second wall, this . . . — Map (db m88540) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Eliza Fraser
Home of Eliza Fraser Who in 1836 survived shipwreck on the Great Barrier Reef and capture by Aborigines to become a legendary figure in Australian history. — Map (db m127651) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Ross and Cromarty), Muir of Ord — Muir of Ord
Muir of Ord "Am Blair Mhor" the Gaelic for Muir of Ord, means a ‘large clear level place' which is easy to be seen on the approach from Beauly. And it was this level space or Muir which was the site of the largest cattle fair in the north from 1820 . . . — Map (db m127978) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Antonine WallRough Castle
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman Army on the orders of Emperor Antoninus Pius in the 140's AD. The Antonine Wall replaced Hadrian's Wall as the far northern frontier of the Roman Empire at this time, and ran for 40 Roman miles (60km) . . . — Map (db m86607) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — Antonine Wall Rough Castle
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius AD 142-143. It ran for 37 miles from Bridgeness on the Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde and consisted of a ditch with a turf rampart behind it. The material from the ditch . . . — Map (db m86741) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Antonine WallAt Rough Castle — #1 —
THE LANDSCAPE Around 10,000 years ago the landscape would have been fairly thickly covered with trees. Into this environment came our hunting and gathering ancestors around 8,000 years ago. These people would have cleared some of the trees . . . — Map (db m86743) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Antonine WallAt Rough Castle — #2 —
The Antonine Wall was built by the Roman army in the 140's AD on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius. For 20 years or more, the Wall was the north west frontier of the Roman Empire. It ran for 40 miles (64 km) from modern Bo'ness on the Forth . . . — Map (db m86748) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Northern Defencesof the Fort at Rough Castle — #3 —
From where you are standing, most of the defences of the Roman fort of Rough Castle are behind you. In front of you are the remains of a system of Roman pits which were re-excavated in 1903 and have since been kept open. These originally consisted . . . — Map (db m86757) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Falkirk — The Roman FortAn Annex at Rough Castle — #4 —
Immediately in front you can see the Antonine Wall ditch, which forms the northern defences of the Roman fort. The drawing is a bird's-eye view of the site from this position, showing the Roman fort and annex as they would have appeared during . . . — Map (db m86758) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Durness — Keoldale Green
Keoldale Green Rubha an Tigh Shaille Rubha an Tigh Shaille is Gaelic for 'Point of the Salt House' more commonly known today as 'Keoldale Green. The land here is an oasis of green in a barren wilderness, the weathering of the ancient Cambrian . . . — Map (db m127903) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Rispond — Ceannabeinne
Ceannabeinne Ceann na Bienne Ceannabeinne is the township at the end of a chain of hills stretching north from Cranstackie (801 m). The area divides Loch Eriboll from the Kyle of Durness. The pink coloured rock is Lewisian gneiss, commonly found . . . — Map (db m127828) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Rispond — Ceannabeinne Township Trail
Ceannabeinne Township Trail The Highland Township In the Eighteenth century Ceannabeinne was typical of a farming community in the Highlands. The farm was rented by a Tacksman from Lord Reay, Chief of Clan MacKay. In turn he sub-let the . . . — Map (db m127829) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Rispond — Ceannabeinne Township Trail — Houses and Homes – Life begins to get better —
Ceannabeinne Township Trail Houses and Homes – Life begins to get better Of the 14 houses recorded here in 1841, little remains. However, in front of this sign you should be able to make out the rectangular foundation of a house, . . . — Map (db m127830) HM

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