What I Did On My Holidays (2): Assynt: early morning sunrise. Light. Mountains. Rocks. Drone. Happiness.
An unusual choice of place to visit on the last day of one’s holidays, but an important monument to Highland/Caithness history nonetheless, and one ideally suited to a bleak cold foggy day, too. Forced off the land as part of the Highland Clearances, people from the surrounding areas (Ousdale, Auchencraig) sought refuge at Badbea. Not the […]
On a recent excursion elsewhere, a friend tipped me off to the existence of the gorge at Craighall, through which runs the remains of the abandoned A93 road from Blairgowrie to Glenshee. It’s funny to think that the bridge was constructed in 1994 and the road decommissioned in 2008, both of which are well within […]
After serendipitously discovering a lot of heritage information about the abandoned former village of Binnend, on The Binn outside Burntisland in Fife, I spent much of Sunday afternoon exploring the area. It was smaller than I expected from the maps – about 30x30m or so – and very overgrown. The central region is a mix […]