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United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh — Spire of this Church
The Spire of this Church Was Destroyed by the Great Fire November MDCCCXXIV and Rebuilt A.D.   MDCCCXXVIII The Right Honble. Walter Brown Lord Provost — Map (db m127062) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland, St Andrews — The Many Faces of St Andrews Castle
Home to the most senior bishops and archbishops in Scotland, the castle was razed and rebuilt several times over. The Castle in the 1520s Archbishop James Beaton built the substantial circular gun towers or block houses in an . . . — Map (db m88932) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland, Stenness — Maes Howe
Maes Howe has been inscribed upon the World Heritage List of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Inscription on this List confirms the exceptional universal value of a cultural or natural site which . . . — Map (db m76868) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Aberdeen — The Scottish Parliament
Presented by The Rt Hon Sir David Steel KBE MSP Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament to The City of Aberdeen To commemorate the occasion of the Scottish Parliament sitting in Aberdeen during the period Tuesday 28 to Thursday . . . — Map (db m34056) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Boddam — A Tribute
A Tribute From The People of Boddam To the Men and Women Who Served at Royal Air Force Buchan 1952 — 2003 Boddam Community Association 2009 — Map (db m128019) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Inverurie — Battle of Harlaw Monument
( inscribed around the top of the tower ) To the Memory of Provost Robert Davidson & The Burgesses of Aberdeen Who Fell Here AD.1411 Harlaw July 24 A.D.1411 Erected by the Burgh of Aberdeen A.D.1911 Adam Maitland Lord . . . — Map (db m128264) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Inverurie — Inverurie War Memorial
In Proud and Grateful Memory Of the Men of Inverurie and District Who Gave Their Lives In the Great War 1914 — 1918 “At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.” . . . — Map (db m128262) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Inverurie — The Gordon Highlander
This striking building at the West End of High Street, first opened its doors, in 1934, as the Victoria cinema, closing more than sixty years later, in 1998. These premises are now named after the Gordon Highlander, the only surviving example of . . . — Map (db m128235) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Kemnay — James Mitchell · Carrier
In Memory Of James Mitchell · Carrier 1773   1857 All Ye Who Thirst · Come Drink From This Flow of Pure Water Which Springs at Dalfling in The Shadow of Benachie — Map (db m128269) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Kemnay — Kemnay War Memorial
In Proud and Grateful Memory of The sons and Daughters of Kemnay Who Laid Down Their Lives For Freedom in the Great War. Pte. David S. Abel · Pte. John Anderson · Pte. Douglas Auld · Pte. James D. Bannerman · Pte. John P.B. Berry · Pte. . . . — Map (db m128268) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Maud, Peterhead — Fedderate Castle
Fedderate Castle From A.D. 1370 to 1573 the home of the Craufurds of Fedderate, ancestors of the Swedish Family of Crafoord A castle seems to have been on this site since AD 1200. The ruins are from a castle built ab. 1475. It was described as a . . . — Map (db m122811) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Methlick — Methlick War Memorial
Erected In Grateful Remembrance Of The Men Connected With This District Who Fell in the Great War 1914 – 1919. Gordon Hrs. Captn. George A.G. Moir · Sergt. George Gray · Sergt. Alex. G. Leask · Cpl. Herbert W. Burr · Cpl. Alex. G. . . . — Map (db m128026) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), New Deer — New Deer War Memorial
To The Glory Of God And In Proud And Grateful Memory Of The Men From The Parish Of New Deer Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice In The Wars 1914 – 1919 and 1939 – 1945 Sergeant A. Davidson     Gordons · Sergeant R. . . . — Map (db m128025) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Peterhead — Peterhead World War I Memorial
Unveiled 6th August 1922 And Handed Over to the Custody of The Provost Magistrates & Councillors Of the Burgh of Peterhead To the Glory of God And In Honour Of The Men OF This Town Who Gave Their Lives For Freedom in the Great War . . . — Map (db m128020) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Peterhead — Peterhead World War II Memorial
1939   1945 They Were Honored In Their Generations And Were The Glory Of Their Times — Map (db m128023) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Peterhead — Unmarked Graves
Their Name Liveth For Evermore. On these panels are commemorated those members of His Majesty’s Forces who gave their lives for their country in the Great War Whose graves are in this churchyard but are not marked by separate headstones A Sailor . . . — Map (db m128024) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Sauchen — Castle Fraser
About Castle Fraser In the early 1600s, Andrew Fraser of Muchall transformed the home of his ancestors into a magnificent symbol of wealth, status and European culture. Castle Fraser's great entrance court, soaring towers and heraldic carvings . . . — Map (db m128340) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Aberdeenshire), Sauchen — Walled Garden — Castle Fraser
Welcome to Castle Fraser Walled Garden Castle Fraser's gardens were originally much closer to the castle, as was typical in 17th century Scotland. In 1794, the lady laird, Miss Elyza Fraser commissioned Thomas White to draw up a plan to . . . — Map (db m128341) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Angus), Arbroath — David Dunbar BuickSeptember 17 1854 – March 5 1929
American motoring pioneer & founder of the Buick motor company of America. David Dunbar Buick was born at No. 26 Green Street, Arbroath, which lay approx 90 metres north of this, the only remaining building to show the line of the original . . . — Map (db m34452) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Connel — Falls of Lora
Falls of Lora At certain states of the tide you will see spectacular overfalls with a water level drop of up to 1.2m and a lot of white water in front of you. The Falls of Lora form at the shallow narrows where Loch Etive in the east meets the open . . . — Map (db m127537) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Dunbeg — A Hidden Haven
Cala air Falach A Hidden Haven The castle and its peninsula still shelter Dunstaffnage Bay from the worst of the westerly winds. They also hid moored vessels from the view of potential attackers. Tides of Fortune For several . . . — Map (db m127407) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Dunbeg — A Towering Outlook
Sealladh Àrd A Towering Outlook The superb strategic location of the castle within a network of coastal strongholds, gave it panoramic views in all directions. No vessel — or marching army — could approach Dunstaffnage without . . . — Map (db m127411) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Dunbeg — Behind the Walls
Air cùl Bhallachan Behind the Walls You can see how these high walls and the single entrance made the castle safe. Its life as a private residence lasted until 1888, when most of its buildings were in ruins. Changing Times, Changing . . . — Map (db m127409) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Dunbeg — Core of the Castle
Cridhe a’ Chasteil Core of the Castle This courtyard was the heart of a busy, well-defended community. At one time, there was a drawbridge to stop uninvited visitors from getting in. A Safe Shelter The castle in the early . . . — Map (db m127406) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Dunbeg — Dunstaffnage Castle
Fàilte do Chaisteal Dhùn Staidhinis Welcome to Dunstaffnage Castle Duncan MacDougall built this fortress as a statement of his status as Lord of Lorn. It is one of Scotland's oldest stone castles and guards the approaches to Loch Etive. . . . — Map (db m127402) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Dunbeg — Justice and Joviality
Ceartas is Cuirmean Justice and Joviality The great hall occupied the whole floor above you. It was the hub of the castle, where the Lord of Lorn sat in banquets in the evening. Gone is the Grandeur The great hall was part of . . . — Map (db m127405) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Dunbeg — Watching, Waiting and Warning
Air Faire Watching, Waiting and Warning Soldiers on the wall walk scanned sea and land for enemy attacks and alerted their officers in the guard room above you. Firing Through Fishtails When the castle was built, arrow slits . . . — Map (db m127412) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Oban — Homecoming Scotland
Tilleadh Guiseppe Alba, 2009 Chuir Comhairle Earra-Ghàidheal agus Bhòid agus muinntir an Obain Fàilte air a h-uile duine a thàinig dhachaigh Samuel bhliadhna shònraichte seo. Am Mòd Nàiseanta Rìoghail, an t-Òban 2009 Creathall a’ Mhòid . . . — Map (db m127368) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Oban — McCaig’s Tower
Erected in 1900 by John Stuart McCaig Art Critic and Philosophical Essayist and Banker, Oban — Map (db m122552) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Oban — Robert Barbour McKelvie, M.D.
Robert Barbour McKelvie, M.D. Medical Officer to the Parishes of Lismore and Appin 1860 – 1875 Kilmore and Kilbridge 1875 – 1901 “A Man He Was To All The Country Dear” Erected by His . . . — Map (db m127365) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Oban — Royal Visit to Oban
This Plaque Was Unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth On the Occasion of Her Visit to the Burgh of Oban 13th August — Map (db m127366) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Oban — The Burg of Oban
Oban The Burgh of Oban Established by Charter of resignation novodamus and erection under the Great Seal -17th July 1811 Bicentenary commemoration -12th July 2011 The Princess Royal unveiled this commemorative plaque at the behest of . . . — Map (db m127367) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Argyll and Bute), Oban — The Water of Life
Uisge Beatha The Water of Life Atlantic Ocean Weather Systems Play a Considerable Part In Life on Scotland’s West Coast and Bring The Water of Life to All Who Live Here It comes from the sea · It comes from the sky · It comes . . . — Map (db m127538) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Ayrshire), Darvel — Battle of Loudoun HillMay 10, 1307
Through devotion and by willing hands this stone was hauled here to commemorate the first victory of King Robert the Bruce who won for us freedom from serfdom. — Map (db m87185) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Ayrshire), Darvel — Spirit of Scotland MonumentLoudoun Hill — William Wallace- 1297 & Robert the Bruce- 1307
Spirit of Scotland Erected in 2004 by Irvine Valley Regeneration Partnership to commemorate the two battles fought at Loudoun Hill during the Wars of Independence William Wallace - 1297 Robert the Bruce - 1307 . . . — Map (db m85664) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Corsback — Dunnet War Memorial
Sacred to the Memory of The Men of Dunnet, Who Fell in the Great War 1914 — 1919. Army Sgt. Don. MacLeod, Seaforths · Sgt. Robt. Simpson, Amer. F.A. · L/Cl. Don. Manson, Seaforths · L/Cl. Wm. Robertson, Seaforths · Pte. Don. Banks, . . . — Map (db m127612) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), John o' Groats — Duncansby Head Lighthouse
The lighthouse here at Duncansby Head is one of over 200 that are located around Scotland’s wild coastline. Operated and maintained by the Northern Lighthouse Board they warn ships of dangerous waters and provide safe passage. Standing only . . . — Map (db m122846) HM
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), Keiss — Keiss Quoad Sacra Parish War Memorial
Keiss Quoad Sacra Parish To the Memory of The Fallen In the Great War 1914 – 1919 Pte. Alexander Bain Sea.H. April 18, 1918. · Pte William Budge Can. I. Oct. 31, 1918 · Cpl. Donald Budge S.Gds. March 27, 1918. · Sea. William S. Bremner . . . — Map (db m127544) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Lybster — Lybster and Swiney War Memorial
To The Glory Of God Jutland · Marne · Mons · Ypres · Loos · Zeebruge · Paschendale · Beaumont Hamel · Ostend · Festubert · Vimy · Neuve Chapelle · Somme · Cambrai · Peronne Erected to The Memory of The Men of Lybster and Swiney Who . . . — Map (db m127539) WM
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), Mey — Royal Visit - Castle of Mey
This Bench Has Been Placed Here in Memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother By Her Majesty’s Friends Trustees and Employees At Mey Queen Elizabeth Loved This Castle Which She Saved From Ruin in 1952, Spending Many . . . — Map (db m127610) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Mey — The Castle & Gardens of Mey
Repair and Conservation works to Castle of Mey: Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust The Castle of Mey was the property of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1952 until 1996, when Her Majesty generously gifted it with an endowment to the Queen . . . — Map (db m127609) HM
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 (Caithness), Reay — Reay War Memorial
To the Glory of God And in Proud and Loving Memory of The Men of Reay Who Fell in The Great War 1914 — 1919. Lieut. John S. Bain   Canadian Royal Hdrs. · C.S.M. Thomas Dundas D.C.M.   7th Seaforth Hdrs. · Sergt. John cormack   . . . — Map (db m127825) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Scrabster — Scrabster Harbour
Highlands & Islands of Scotland Scrabster Harbour Skarabolstathar Caithness and Orkney were settled by the Norse and Skarabolstathar — ‘the homestead at the cliff edge' — is mentioned in the Orkneyinga Saga as a stronghold in . . . — Map (db m127662) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Thurso — Sir George Sinclair
Sir George Sinclair Baronet of Ulbster Formerly M.P. for Caithness Born 29th August 1790 Died 9th October 1868 This fountain was erected in 1894 by his only surviving son, (who while he lives will think of him every day) in grateful and . . . — Map (db m127823) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Thurso — Sir John Sinclair
The Rt Hon John Sinclair of Ulbster, Baronet Born 10th May 1754 Died 21st Dec 1835 Formerly MP for Caithness ( parts of the inscription are unreadable due to weathering ) ( side ) The American ambassador wrote in . . . — Map (db m127822) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Thurso — Thurso War Memorial
This Memorial Is Dedicated To Those From The Parish Of Thurso, Who, In the War of 1914 — 1919 Laid Down Their Lives For God and Country and the Cause of Freedom We Thank Our God Upon Every Remembrance Of Them Alexander . . . — Map (db m127665) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Caithness), Wick — Wick War Memorial
In Honour of All Those Who Suffered And in Proud and Grateful Remembrance of the Fallen Sons of the Burgh of Wick Who Died for Home and Freedom In the Great War, 1914 — 1919 Also In Honoured and Grateful Remembrance of All . . . — Map (db m127542) WM
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 (Dumfries & Galloway), Portpatrick — Z4
In grateful appreciation for their rescue and recovery of the 301 TCS aircrew and their passengers, we thank the local community and all those who have memorialized our fallen brothers Dedicated 5 June 2007 By the 301st Aircraft Squadron Travis . . . — Map (db m34061) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Dumfrieshire), Dumfries — Robert BurnsBurns' Mausoleum
Robert Burns 25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796 Robert Burns is widely regarded as Scotland's national poet. He was born of a farmer in Alloway, Ayrshire. He received little regular schooling and was educated mostly by his father and a . . . — Map (db m86667) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland, Dundee — Flight of Captain Bennett
Commemoration of the 1938 Flight of Captain Bennett from the Tay Estuary to South West Africa The world record long distance flight by a seaplane was achieved by the aircraft ‘Mercury’ the upper component of the Short Mayo Composite that took off . . . — Map (db m128342) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh — Royal Palace
Royal Palace The Residence Of The Stewart Kings And Queens In The 15th & 16th Centuries. The Birthplace Of King James VI In 1566 And The Home Of The Scottish Crown Jewels — Map (db m127003) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Falkirk), Blackness in Falkirk — Blackness Castle"Harbour, Castle, and Prison"
Blackness Castle was built in the 15th century beside the harbour serving the important royal burgh of Linlithgow. It was used as a state prison until the 1707 Treaty of Union, holding for the most part of high or middle rank. The best known . . . — Map (db m88487) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), Anstruther — The "Battle" of May Island
On the night of January 31st 1918, a disaster took place just a few miles off Anstruther when the British Grand Fleet left Rosyth for exercises in the North Sea. With wartime news restrictions in force, few if any people onshore were aware of . . . — Map (db m88928) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), Dunfermline — Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
Andrew Carnegie, millionaire and philanthropist, was born in this cottage on the 25th November 1835. — Map (db m85793) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), Dunfermline — Grave of the Mother of Sir William Wallace1303 A.D.
There is a tradition that the Mother of Sir William Wallace is buried at this spot marked by a Thorn Tree. This was the former site of the Abbey's weeping cross. — Map (db m85798) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), St Andrews — A Religious PowerhouseSt Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Cathedral's chapter house was a magnificent building - a splendid place from which to run the cathedral. A Busy Place The canons met here daily to read a chapter of the rule by which they lived, and to confess their faults . . . — Map (db m88937) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Fife), St Andrews — Lofty BeginningsSt. Rule's Church
St. Rule's Church was the forerunner to the great cathedral. built under Bishop Robert (1123-1159), its enormous tall tower drew pilgrims to the shrine of St. Andrew. The Tale of St Rule According to legend, St Rule was a monk in . . . — Map (db m88940) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Glasgow), Robroyston — Betrayed & CapturedWilliam Wallace
(Main plaque:) This memorial erected 1900 A.D. By public subscription is to mark the site of the house in which the hero of Scotland was basely betrayed and captured about midnight on 5th August 1305 when alone with his faithful friend and . . . — Map (db m85739) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Glasgow), Robroyston — Wallace's Well
WALLACE'S MONUMENT The Celtic cross monument to Sir William Wallace was raised by public subscription through the efforts of the Rev David McCrea and the Scottish Patriotic Society. The monument marks the reputed site of the house in . . . — Map (db m86605) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Balchraggan — Academy of Applied Science
Academy of Applied Science Academy of Applied Science Loch Ness Research Team United Kingdom Volunteer Associates Harold and Esther Edgerton · Charles Finkelstein · Martin Klein · John and Annabelle Lothrop · Howard and Ruth Curtis · Tim . . . — Map (db m127390) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Balchraggan — One of Our Aircraft
One of Our Aircraft On the 21st Sept 1985 Wellington Bomber N2980 'R' for Robert was recovered, from a depth of 70 metres at a location 200 metres directly off shore from this point. The Wimpy was RAF Bomber Commands mainstay in the early years . . . — Map (db m127401) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Balchraggan — The Magic of Loch Ness
The Magic of Loch Ness Mòralachd Loch Nis Welcome to the loch with the monster Fàilte gu loch an uile-bheist Did you know that … St Columba is said to have seen the Loch's elusive monster in the 6th century. But even recent detective . . . — Map (db m127395) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Balchraggan — The Majesty of Loch Ness
The Majesty of Loch Ness Mòralachd Loch Nis Welcome to a monster of a loch Fàilte gu uile-bheist de locha Did you know that... Loch Ness (Nis - possibly a person's name) holds more water than all the lakes and reservoirs in England? . . . — Map (db m127393) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Culloden — Culloden Battlefield
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit — Glen Urquhart War Memorial
Ladich a’ Chlinne a thuit’san arach In Affectionate and grateful Memory of the Glen Urquhart Men Who fell in the Great War 1914 - 1918 Major Ian Mackay. · Cap. John Urquhart. · Cap. James Ogilvie Grant Earl of Seafield · Lt J. MacD. . . . — Map (db m127305) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit — John Cobb
John Cobb – World Speed Record Challenger – and – Glen Urquhart In 1952 John Cobb, who already held the World Land-Speed Record, stayed in Glen Urquhart whilst making his attempt on the World Water-Speed Record on Loch Ness. . . . — Map (db m128374) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit — John Cobb Memorial
On the waters of Loch Ness John Cobb having travelled at 206 miles per hour in an attempt to gain the World’s Water Speed Record lost his life in this bay Sept. 29th. 1952 This memorial is erected as a tribute to the memory of . . . — Map (db m127174) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — A Castle for All Seasons
A Castle for All Seasons Urquhart was transformed many times during its long history, shaped and reshaped by its owners' changing needs and circumstances. 1. The Pictish Hill Fort The first defences could date from before St Columba's . . . — Map (db m127302) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — A Highland Icon
A Highland Icon ‘S a bhaidealan àrda Air sgàineadh o chèil’ ‘S chan eil eachdraidh no seanchas A dh'fhàg dearbhadh o chèin Air an àl chuir an àird e No dhaingnich a stèidh Òran do Ghleann urchadain — Tòmas an Todhair . . . — Map (db m127243) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — Caisteal Ainmeal UrchadainThe Famous Castle of Urquhart
The greatest castle of the Scottish Highlands stands before you. Within its ruined walls, you can discover stories of the remarkable people who lived here, learn more about some of the dramatic chapters in Scotland's history and share memorable . . . — Map (db m87602) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — Destroying the Gatehouse
Destroying the Gatehouse Blocks of masonry were thrown here by an explosion in 1692 that ended the castle's long military career. Its garrison deliberately destroyed the gatehouse to prevent their Jacobite enemies from holding the medieval fortress . . . — Map (db m127246) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — Doocot
Doocot This beehive-shaped home for pigeons was built in the 1500s torovide fresh meat and eggs during the harsh winter months. Four of its stone nesting boxes survive. John Grant was required to build a 'dove grove' under the terms of the . . . — Map (db m127296) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — Ghosts of Urquhart’s Past
Ghosts of Urquhart’s Past Urquhart Castle is a jigsaw puzzle with most of the pieces missing. Walls have been demolished and new ones raised many times during the last 1,500 years. Timber buildings have rotted away entirely. Stone Free . . . — Map (db m127294) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — Loch Ness and the Great Glen
Loch Ness and the Great Glen Urquhart guards the Great Glen, An Gleann Mòr in Gaelic, that runs 73 miles (117km) from coast to coast. People have sought to control this route since ancient times. The castle commands Loch Ness as well as . . . — Map (db m127304) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Chapel
The Chapel On the rocky knoll above you are the foundations of what may have been Urquhart's chapel. The laird and his family needed somewhere private to hear Mass and receive Holy Communion from a priest. From Worship to Warfare There . . . — Map (db m127253) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Gatehouse
The Gatehouse This once mighty structure protected the weakest point in Urquhart's defences — its main entrance. Attackers had to negotiate the rock-cut ditch that was crossed by a drawbridge you can see where its pillars once fitted, . . . — Map (db m127248) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Grant Tower
The Grant Tower This tower was built some time after King James IV gave Urquhart to John Grant of Freuchie in 1509. It was reward for supporting the monarch in his struggle against the MacDonald Lords of the Isles. The King's Gift . . . — Map (db m127258) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Great Hall
The Great Hall Lavish banquets with music, dancing and storytelling were staged in the building before you. This was where Urquhart's lord or his constable entertained guests and showed off their wealth and status. It was also where they . . . — Map (db m127255) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Great Kitchen
The Great Kitchen This room was alive with the sights, sounds and smells of a great medieval kitchen. It was where the culinary creations enjoyed by the 14th-century lord and his guests were concocted. The discovery of an older kitchen rubbish . . . — Map (db m127250) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Great Raid of 1545
The Great Raid of 1545 In 1545, a MacDonald-led force stormed Urquhart. Over the next month they systematically stripped the castle and Glen Urquhart of everything of value. The loot was carried away down the Great Glen. They burned what they could . . . — Map (db m127252) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The New Kitchen
The New Kitchen Hearty Highland meals may have been prepared here for the residents of the Grant Tower. The building was part of a small complex added to the castle when it was rebuilt in the 1500s. The old kitchen block had been demolished by . . . — Map (db m127257) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Private Chamber
The Private Chamber The laird of Grant probably entertained close friends here on the first floor and had his bed on the second. Servants may have slept above. All In the Family The Grants were based in Strathspey, southeast of . . . — Map (db m127259) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Service Close
The Service Close In the 1300s, you would have seen men and women making and repairing clothes, heard wood being worked into furniture and smelt ale being brewed around here. The service close was sited away from the main castle buildings and . . . — Map (db m127291) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Stables
The Stables These walls may have echoed with the clatter of horses' hooves. Close to the gatehouse, this was the ideal spot for the castle's stables. Carrying a Heavy Load Riding horses or ‘coursours' carried nobles; pack horses or . . . — Map (db m127260) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Trebuchet
The Trebuchet To breach the walls of a castle as mighty as Urquhart, an attacker needed siege engines. Most fearsome was the trebuchet, a type of giant catapult that could hurl massive stone balls hundreds of metres. There is no record of . . . — Map (db m127245) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — The Water Gate
The Water Gate This gate linked Urquhart to the outside world. When roads were almost nonexistent, it was easier for people to travel along the loch by boat. Everything the castle needed came through the water gate, including exotic imports . . . — Map (db m127293) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Drumnadrochit, Inverness — Urquhart the Defiant
Urquhart the Defiant Urquhart was held by some of the most powerful men in medieval Scotland and forged a reputation as a virtually impregnable fortress during the Wars of Independence. A New Castle This is the oldest part of the . . . — Map (db m127301) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Invergarry — The Bridge of Oich
The Bridge of Oich The Old Bridge Is Swept Away In 1849 floods swept through the Great Glen, breaching the Caledonian Canal behind you and destroying the stone bridge over the River Oich. It took five years before its replacement, this bridge, was . . . — Map (db m127330) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Inverness — Balnuaran of Clavaa prehistoric cemetery — Clava Cairns
The monuments here were built between three and four thousand years ago. The oldest are a circular walled enclosure - the central 'ring cairn' and two 'passage graves.' The latest was a ring of boulders that enclosed a grave, the 'kerb . . . — Map (db m91728) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Inverness — Chapel Yard Cemetery
Chapel Yard Cemetery Cladh Leas A’ Chaibeil The Chapel Yard Cemetery is one of three old burial grounds in Inverness city centre. The others are at Friars Street and the Old High Church. The Chapel Yard or St Mary's Cemetery was probably . . . — Map (db m127329) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Inverness — Flora MacDonald
Flora MacDonald Fhad’s a dh’ fhàsas flùr air machair Mairidh cliù Nathaniel h-ainnir chaoimh. — — “The preserver of Prince Charles Edward Stuart will be mentioned in history, and if courage and fidelity be . . . — Map (db m127373) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Inverness — Inverness Castle
Inverness Castle Sheriff courthouse and county hall built 1834 · William Burn architect · Here stood the king’s castle in the 12th century when David 1st founded the Royal Burgh of Inverness · The early timber castle was replaced by a high stone . . . — Map (db m127369) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Inverness — Inverness Castle Timeline
Before the first bridge was built across the Ness in the 12th century, Castle Street was the main route in and out of Inverness. In those days it was called the Doomsdale or the ‘valley of judgement’. The ‘motte’ has been home to several . . . — Map (db m127370) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Inverness — The Innes
This pub was officially opened in 1860 by innkeeper Mrs Margaret Patterson. The name of the pub at this time is currently unknown. However, this pub was open for at least ten years prior to officially becoming a licensed house. This would make . . . — Map (db m127541) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Inverness-shire), Inverness — Upstream, downsteam
Upstream, downstream Suas an abhainn, sìos an abhainn Look upstream to spot the places among the green spaces. Highland cathedral   Cathair-eaglais Ghàidhealach St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral (1874) is the first new cathedral in Britain . . . — Map (db m127375) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Kilmonivaig), Spean Bridge — The Commandos1940-45
In the summer of 1949 when Britain's fortunes in World War II were at their lowest ebb and an enemy invasion was threatened Winston Churchill boldly ordered the raising of an elite force to raid the enemy-held coastline of Europe and regain the . . . — Map (db m85790) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lochaber), Glencoe — Massacre of Glencoe MemorialClan MacDonald
This Cross is Reverently Erected in the Memory of McIan Chief of the MacDonalds of Glencoe Who fell with his people in the Massacre of Glencoe of 13 Feb: 1692 By his direct descendant Ellen Burns MacDonald of Glencoe . . . — Map (db m85791) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — 603 (City of Edinburgh) SquadronRoyal Auxillary Air Force
1925----------1957 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Royal Auxillary Air Force This Spitfire Is A Memorial To The Valour Of Those Members of the Squadron Who Gave Their Live In The Service Of Their Country "Never In The Field of . . . — Map (db m86606) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Adam Black
Adam Black Lord Provost and Member of Parliament For the City of Edinburgh Born 1784   Died 1874 — Map (db m127049) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Adam Smith1723-1790
(The historical portion of the marker text is presented first, so as not to be lost beneath the statue donor information:) Adam Smith lived in Panmure House in Lochend Close and is buried in the Cannongate Churchyard, further down the . . . — Map (db m85860) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Adam Smith Grave
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Alexander & Bucephalus
Alexander & Bucephalus Presented to the City by the Subscribers, 1884 — Map (db m126993) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Calton Hill
Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill Formed by violent volcanic activity 340 million years ago and gouged by glaciers during the Ice Age, Calton Hill has a long and fascinating history. In 1724 the Town . . . — Map (db m127020) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Deacon Brodie’s
Deacon Brodie’s William Brodie, Deacon of Wrights and Masons of Edinburgh was the son of a cabinet maker in the Lawnmarket. He was born in Brodie’s Close and hanged near St Giles both places being just a few steps from the tavern which now . . . — Map (db m126988) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Doctors
Doctors The area in which the Doctors now stands is associated with some of Edinburgh's famous historical events, namely in 1613, the construction of the Flodden Wall, built to keep the English invaders out, and Edinburgh's first large scale . . . — Map (db m127101) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Dog Cemetery
Dog Cemetery The Small Garden Below Has Been Used Since Queen Victoria's Reign (1837-1901) As A Burial Place For Regimental Mascots And Officers' Dogs — Map (db m126932) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Dugald Stewart Monument
Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill Dugald Stewart Monument Built: 1831 Architect: William H. Mayfair This monument commemorates another key player of the Scottish Enlightenment, Dugald Stewart. . . . — Map (db m127021) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Earl Haig
Earl Haig This Statue Was Presented To The City Of Edinburgh By Sir Dhunjibhoy Bomanji Of Bombay In Admiration Of The Services Rendered To The British Empire By The Field Marshal ( another marker on the plinth ) This . . . — Map (db m126983) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Edinburgh Municipal Building
The Foundation Stone Of this Part of the Edinburgh Municipal Building Was Laid on 6th June 1901 By the Right Honourable James Steel, Lord Provost. ------------------------- The New Council Chamber Was Opened 19th January 1904, . . . — Map (db m127061) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Foog’s Gate
Foog's Gate The Main Entrance To The Citadel By The 17th Century. The Perimeter Wall. Looped For Both Cannon And Musketry, Was Built In King Charles Ii's Reign (1660-85) — Map (db m126885) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Forewall Battery
Forewall Battery 1544 Rebuilt By King James V On The Line Of The Medieval Defences The Guns Were Made About 1810. — Map (db m126937) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — From Here Health
Hinc Sanitas From Here Health This Sculpture by Mr Denys Mitchell Was Unveiled by The Right Honourable Norman Irons Lord Provost of Edinburgh On 6 December 1994 — Map (db m127013) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Gatehouse
Gatehouse 1887 Built As An Impressive Show-Front To Replace A Plain 17th-Century Outer Gate. Inside Was Accommodation For The Main Guard. Detention Cells And A Court-Martial Room. — Map (db m126881) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — George Davie
George Davie (1912 – 2007), philosopher and author of The Democratic Intellect, introduced to each other Hugh MacDiarmid (1892 - 1978), author of the Scots poem A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, and Sorley MacLean (1911 – . . . — Map (db m127016) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Greyfriars Bobby
‘Bobby’ was the name of a Skye Terrier who belonged to John Gray, a night watchman for the Edinburgh Police The two were inseparable for two years. However, in February 1858 Gray died of tuberculosis He was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard Bobby, who . . . — Map (db m126984) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Greyfriars Bobby
A Tribute To The Affectionate Fidelity Of Greyfriars Bobby In 1858 This Faithful Dog Followed The Remains Of His Master To Greyfriars Churchyard And Lingered Near The Spot Util His Death In 1872. With Permission Erected By The . . . — Map (db m126987) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Half-Moon Battery
Half-Moon Battery 1573-88 A Mighty Artillery Fortification Built After The Long Siege Of 1571-73 To Protect The Royal Palace From Bombardment David's Tower, The Residence Of Robert Bruce's Son, King David II (1329-71), Lies . . . — Map (db m126938) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — In Memory of Scottish-American Soldiers
(Front): In memory of Scottish-American soldiers To preserve the jewel of liberty in the framework of freedom - Abraham Lincoln (North Side):Sergeant Major John M'Ewan Co.H, 65th Regt Illinois Vol Infantry William L Duff, . . . — Map (db m34260) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — James Braidwood
James Braidwood 1800 - 1861 James Braidwood 1800 - 1861 Father of the British Fire Service This statue is dedicated to the memory of James Braidwood, a pioneer of the scientific approach to fire-fighting. It also recognises the courage and . . . — Map (db m126994) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — John Knox
John Knox 1514-1572 Erected by Scotsmen who are mindful of the benefits conferred by John Knox on their native land 1896 — Map (db m85858) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — King’s Own Scottish Borderers Memorial
In Memory of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men Who Whilst Serving with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (the Edinburgh Regiment) Gave Their Lives for Their Country during the Following Campaigns Afghanistan 1878 – 1880.   Egypt . . . — Map (db m127018) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Lodging of Sir Simon Preston
M 1567 R On this site stood the lodging of Sir Simon Preston of Craigmillar, Provost of the City of Edinburgh 1566-7 in which lodging Mary Queen of Scotland after her surrender to the Confederate Lords at Carberry Hill, spent her last night in . . . — Map (db m126992) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Memorial to Robert the Bruce
Memorial to Bruce Erected by the Corporation of Edinburgh under Captain Hugh Reid's bequest Unveiled 28th May 1929 The Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Stevenson Lord Provost — Map (db m85670) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Memorial to Wallace
Memorial to Wallace ________________ Erected by The Corporation of Edinburgh Under Captain Hugh Reid's bequest Unveiled 28th of May 1929 The Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Stevenson Lord Provost — Map (db m85669) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Mons Meg
Mons Meg The world's most famous medieval gun showed the strength and prestige of Scotland's kings. In the Middle Ages, only the wealthiest rulers could afford such cutting-edge military technology. Mons Meg was made from wrought iron near the . . . — Map (db m126890) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Nelson Monument
Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill The Nelson Monument Built: 1807 – 1816 Architect: Robert Burn Rising over 30 metres high, the Nelson Monument commemorates the naval hero Admiral Horatio . . . — Map (db m127022) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — New Barracks
New Barracks 1796-99 The Largest Structure In The Castle, Built To Accommodate A Battalion Of 600 Men With Their Officers. — Map (db m126941) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — North Bridge
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Ordnance Storehouse
Ordnance Storehouse 1753 One Of Two Warehouses For Arms And Military Equipment Built To Designs By General William Skinner Chief Engineer In North Britain And Creator Of Fort George The Great Garrison Fortress Of The Highlands . . . — Map (db m126982) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Portcullis Gate
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Queen Anne Building
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Robert Louis Stephenson
In memory of Robert Louis Stephenson, 1850 — 1894, son and student of Edinburgh. “ and when I remembered all that I hoped and feared as I pickled about Rutherford’s in the rain and the east wind; how I feared I should make a mere . . . — Map (db m127015) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Scott Monument
Scott Monument View My Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott 1771 — 1832 Scottish historical novelist playwright and poet Timeline 1771 — Walter Scott born on 15 August in Edinburgh 1789-92 — studies law at the University of . . . — Map (db m127058) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Scottish National War Memorial
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Scottish-American War Memorial
This memorial was initiated by the Scottish-American War Memorial Committee. the statue and bas-relief were sculpted by Canadian Robert Tait Mackenzie (1867-1938) and cast at the Roman Bronze Works, Brooklyn, New York, Mackenzie was a physician . . . — Map (db m34255) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Sir William Kirkcaldy
Fortissimo   Veritas In memory of Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange, “justly reputed to be one of the best soldiers and most accomplished cavaliers of his time.” He held this castle For Queen Mary from May 1568 to May 1573 and after its . . . — Map (db m122337) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — St. Margaret’s Chapel
St. Margaret’s Chapel This Holy Place is the Oldest Surviving Building in Edinburgh King David I built the chapel in about 1130, probably as part of a great stone tower. He dedicated it to his saintly mother, Margaret. The squared stones, . . . — Map (db m126887) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Biggest Gun of All
The Biggest Gun of All The largest gun ever fired in anger on British soil was kept in an arsenal on the other side of Foog's Gate. Mons Meg, with her 20 inch (50cm) wide barrel, was built to smash castle walls. The French Duke of . . . — Map (db m126889) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Black Watch MonumentSouth African War
AM FREICEADAN DUBH To the Memory of Officers Non- Commissioned Officers & men of THE BLACK WATCH Who fell in the South African War 1899-1902 — Map (db m85856) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The City Chambers
The City Chambers formerly The Royal Exchange Designed by John Adam, the eldest of the Adam Brothers, this building was erected 1753 — 1761 as an exchange and customs house. In 1811 it became the city chambers when the town council moved . . . — Map (db m126991) 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 (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Lawnmarket Wellhead
The Lawnmarket Wellhead This wellhead or cistern, was built in 1835. It probably replaced a cistern of around 1675, removed when George IV bridge was built. The cisterns provided water from Comiston Springs via the Castlehill Reservoir for . . . — Map (db m126989) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Portugese Cannon
Calton Hill Edinburgh’s First Public Park Welcome to Calton Hill The Portugese Cannon This brass cannon has travelled all over the world. Cast in the early 15th century, with the Royal Arms of Spain on its barrel, the cannon was . . . — Map (db m127023) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak Award winning home of traditional music After the defeat of James the IV and defeat of the Scots by the English at the Battle of Flodden, a great wall was built from the castle around what is now called the 'Old Town'. . . . — Map (db m127068) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Scott Monument
The Scott Monument This plaque and stone commemorate the restoration of the nearby memorial to one of Scotland’s greatest writers Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832). The Monument was built between 1840 and 1846 with stone from the Binny . . . — Map (db m127051) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — The Scott Monument
The Scott Monument Erected 1840 – 44 to the Memory of Sir Walter Scott   Bart. 1771 — 1832 Born in Edinburgh, Lawyer and Ardent Patriot, He Won Enduring Fame as a Romantic Poet and The Author of the Waverly Novels This . . . — Map (db m127055) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Their Name Liveth
The Scottish National War Memorial ‘Their Name Liveth’ To Mark the Centenary and Sacrifice of the Great War From 4th August 1914 and Commemorate the Visit of Her Majesty the Queen 3rd July 2014 — Map (db m126886) HM WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — William Chambers
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — William Henry Playfair
This Statue Of William Henry Playfair 1790 – 1857 was erected by James and Amanda Garden · Kenneth and Julia Greig · Bruce and Caroline Minto · Walter and Norma Nimmo · Malcolm Offord · David and Judy Shaw · David and Terri Warnock · . . . — Map (db m127094) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — William McEwan
The University of Edinburgh in honour of William McEwan 1827 – 1913 MP, Founder of McEwan’s Brewery, Benefactor of the Medical School and Graduation Hall — Map (db m127069) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — William Nicholson
William Nicholson ( 1824 – 1909 ) Distiller, Politician, Cricket Player, Benefactor This alehouse is part of the Nicholson's heritage collection. They're all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded them. William . . . — Map (db m126985) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Linlithgow — Linlithgow PalaceWest Range
English The west range, the plainest of the four fronts of the palace, was completed about 1504 in the reign of James IV. The row of large rectangular windows at the first floor level represent a suite of royal rooms: from left to right, . . . — Map (db m86250) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — A Rough Ride
A Rough Ride 18th century travellers must have welcomed the sight of the Hawes Inn at the end of their bumpy nine mile journey from Edinburgh by stagecoach. The unsurfaced roads were often muddy and full of ruts. "One unfortunate party were . . . — Map (db m127820) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — Briggers Memorial
To the men known to have died building the Forth Bridge ( The memorial lists the names, ages and occupations of 73 men, known as 'Briggers'. ) ( inscribed on the pavement around the memorial ) The Forth Bridge was built . . . — Map (db m127104) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — Forth Bridge
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — In Gratitude
By the Magistrates & Town Council in Gratitude for the Liberality and Kindness of Archibald John Earl of Rosebery Provost of this Burgh to Whom The Inhabitants are Indebted For a Bleaching Green & This Supply of Water 1817 Restored . . . — Map (db m127166) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — John Reid
In Memory Of John Reid Provost of the Burgh Of South Queensferry 1884 - 1899 — Map (db m127170) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — Queensbury War Memorial
In Memory of the Men Of Queensferry Who Fell in The Great War Louis Anderson · William Bain · Alexander Begbie · James Campbell · Melville Christie · Patrick Connolly · Harold Crawford · James Davidson · Thomas Duncan · George Earle · Thomas . . . — Map (db m127168) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — The Forth Rail Bridge
International History Civil Engineering Landmark THE FORTH BRIDGE Opened 4 March 1890 Engineers, Sir John Fowler & Sir Benjamin Baner Main Contractor Tancred Arrol Presented 27 August 1985 by Institution of Civil Engineers . . . — Map (db m85863) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), South Queensferry — The Royal Navy in the Forth
The Royal Navy In The Forth During World War I In March 1903, the British Government announced that Rosyth Dockyard, a new naval port and base, would be built at St Margaret's Hope on the north side of the Forth, but the main works did not . . . — Map (db m127821) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Burghead — Benjamin MacLean
Erected by Public Subscription To the Memory of Benjamin Maclean, M.A., Divinity Student Who Lost His Life on 26th August 1909, in A Successful Effort to Rescue a Bather from Drowning, off the East Beach, Burghead “Greater Love . . . — Map (db m128158) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Burghead — Burghead War Memorial
Erected by the Inhabitants Of Burghhead to the Memory Of Their Fellow Townsmen Whose Lives Were Sacrificed In the Great War 1914 — 1919 That Both a Man Live For To Serve His Fellows To Honour His Country to Glorify God And . . . — Map (db m128157) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Burghead — The Harvest Reaper
The Harvest Reaper was a 45 foot long, Fyfie design fishing boat built of larch on oak at Wilson (Cockie) Noble's yard in Fraserburgh in 1931. She was powered by a Kelvin Recardo diesel engjine. She fished from Frasertburgh (the other Broch!) . . . — Map (db m128159) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Dufftown — Alex William George
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United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Dufftown — Balvenie Castle
Balvenie Castle was built in the 13th century as the mighty stronghold of one of Scotland's foremost barons, Alexander 'Black' Comyn, earl of Buchan (1244-89). It remained a noble residence for over four hundred years. During that time, the . . . — Map (db m128236) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Dufftown — Dufftown Clock
The Clock In This Tower Was by Public Subscription Illuminated on To Commemorate the Diamond Jubilee Of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria 1837 — 1897 The Tower Clock Was Renovated in 1968 Following the Generous . . . — Map (db m128260) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Dufftown — George Stephen
George Stephen Lord Mount Stephen of Mount Stephen British Columbia & Dufftown Banffshire Banker and financier who in 1881 organized the Canadian Pacific Railway Company & became its first president. Instrumental in completing the . . . — Map (db m128257) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Dufftown — Mortlach Parish War Memorial
To the Memory of the Men Of the Parish of Mortlach Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice In the Great War 1914 — 1919 Pte Cauld J.   Seaforths · Pte Cauld W.   Gordons · Pte George A.   Gordons · Pte Glennie A. (M.M.)   Blk. Watch · Pte . . . — Map (db m128261) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Dufftown — The Earl of Atholl’s Lodging
The Earl of Atholl’s Lodging The Hall, about 1500. The 4th earl of Atholl's new residence, built about 1550, was built on the palace plan, that is with a suite of rooms placed horizontally, as in the royal palaces of the Stewart kings at . . . — Map (db m128238) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Dufftown — The Kitchen Complex
The Kitchen Complex Cooking Communal feasting was very much a way of life in a medieval castle. As many of the earl's rents were paid in kind, not cash, food was in good supply. This kitchen complex provided food for the Hall and Chamber over . . . — Map (db m128237) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Dufftown — Yew Tree
This Yew Tree was Planted on 13th August 2001 to Celebrate the 100th Birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts Granddaughter of William Grant — Map (db m128239) 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), Findhorn — Kinloss War Memorial
In Honoured Memory of The Brave Men from Kinloss Parish Who Fell in the Great War 1914 — 1919 Capt. C.G. Grant Peterkin, Scottish Horse. · Lieut. A.S. Middleton, R.A.F. · 2nd Lt. A. Masson, Seaforth Hrs. · Corpl. R.E. Bisset, Seaforth . . . — Map (db m128037) WM
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 (Moray), Keith — Gordon Highlanders Memorial
6th Battn The Gordon Highlanders Banffshire and Donside To the Glory of God and In Memory of the Officers Non Commissioned Officers and Men Who Fell in the Great War 1914 — 1918 Also those who fell In the Second Great War . . . — Map (db m128234) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Keith — Keith War Memorial
1914 — 1918 Sacred To The Memory Of The Men Of This Parish Who Gave Their Lives In The Great War “Their Works Do Follow Them” ( left alcove ) “Those we call the dead, are breathers of an ampler day . . . — Map (db m128233) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Kinloss — Five Centuries in Kinloss
Five Centuries in Kinloss The Abbey Buildings By the end of the 13th Century the majority of buildings in the Abbey Precinct would have been complete. The church lay on an east-west alignment with the main cloister to the south. To the east of . . . — Map (db m128053) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Kinloss — Kinloss Abbey
Kinloss Abbey “One of the largest and wealthiest Cistercian Houses in Scotland” From Citeaux to Kinloss The Cistercian Family Created in 1098 at Citeaux in France by twenty monks from the Abbey at Molesme, the Cistercian Order set . . . — Map (db m128050) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Kinloss — The Cistercians of Kinloss
The Cistercians of Kinloss Cistercian monastic observance followed the Rule of St Benedict, insisting on plain clothing, two simple meals a day, and an austerity in church furnishings 'in places far from the concourse of men'. They developed an . . . — Map (db m128073) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Lossiemouth — Lossiemouth Plough
James Square was laid out as an open space on land owned by Lt. Col. James Brander, Laird of Pitgaveny It was part of a large improvement plan in the 1830s - streets, houses and harbour - known as Branderburgh. This joined Seatown and Stotfield . . . — Map (db m128161) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Lossiemouth — Lossiemouth War Memorial
To the Memory of the Men of Lossiemouth And the Landward Part of the Parish of Drainie Who Died in the Service of their Country during the War 1914 — 1919 — Not in Vain Seaforth Highlanders Capt. Edwards G.E.   D.S.O. · Capt. . . . — Map (db m128162) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Lossiemouth — Markers in James Square
David West Raymond (1868 – 1936) is best known for his local Moray seascapes and landscapes in watercolour. James Ramsay MacDonald was born in poverty in Lossiemouth in 1866. He became Britain’s first Socialist Prime Minister in 1924 and . . . — Map (db m128160) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Moray), Lossiemouth — Moray Firth Anchor
Recovered from the Moray Firth between Covesea and Tablet Ness on or about The year 1882 by the fishing Smack “Isabella & Janes” INS 2868 Wm. Reid (BO) Skipper Lossiemouth — Map (db m128075) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland, Nairn — Nairn Fishwife
‘Nairn Fishwife’ In Nairn, when the fishing industry was at its height in the late 19th century, the Fishwife played a very important role within the community. As well as being responsible for caring for house and family, she also gathered bait, . . . — Map (db m128034) 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 — Alexander Graham
Alexander Graham led local merchants to oppose their tax liability to the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall. Stromness became an independent burgh as a result. — Map (db m127615) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Alexander Graham
Alexander Graham Died 16th April 1783 This fountain is erected to perpetuate the memory of Alexander Graham, a native of this town, who, during the years 1743 - 1758, at great pecuniary sacrifice to himself, fought the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall, as . . . — Map (db m127658) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Dr John Rae
Dr John Rae was born in Orkney at the Hall of Clestrain. He became an explorer with the Hudson’s bay Company, learning from the native people how Timothy survive in the Canadian Arctic. He led three of the four expeditions in which he took part, . . . — Map (db m127613) 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 (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Fitzroy Fisheries Barometer
Fitzroy Fisheries Barometer Vice Admiral Robert Fitzroy RN (5 July 1805 — 20 April 1865) In 1857 Admiral Robert Fitzroy, designed the robust and simple 'Fishery Barometer' and devised a system whereby such instruments would be placed . . . — Map (db m127614) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — George Mackay Brown
George Mackay Brown Poet 1921 — 1996 Lived Here 1968 — 1996 — Map (db m127621) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Login’s Inn
Former Login’s Inn Birthplace of Sir John Login 1809 – 1863 Guardian of Duleep Singh Deposed Maharaja of The Punjab — Map (db m127622) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Login’s Well
Login’s Well There Watered Here The Hudson’s Bay Coy’s Ships 1670 – 1891 Capt. Cook’s Vessels Resolution and Discovery 1780 Sir John Franklin’s Ships Erebus and Terror On Arctic Exploration 1845 Also the Merchant Vessels . . . — Map (db m127623) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Mrs Humphrey’s House
Mrs Humphrey’s House Temporary Hospital 1835 – 1836 For Scurvy Ridden Whale Men Who Had Been Trapped In The Ice For Months — Map (db m127618) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — Rae’s Close
Rae’s Close The Orcadian Arctic Explorer Dr. John Rae, in 1854, discovered Rae Strait (the last link in the Northwest Passage) and the tragic fate of the Franklin Expedition — Map (db m127620) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Orkney Islands), Stromness — RNLI Lifeboat Station
Former RNLI Lifeboat Station 1901 – 2001 Orkney’s First Lifeboat ‘Saltaire’ was stationed in Stromness at Ness in 1867 — Map (db m127616) HM

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