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Loch Duich

At its northern and Loch Alsh branches to form Loch Long and Loch Duich. The latter, celebrated for its rugged and picturesque beauty, is hemmed in by high mountains, including the "Five Sisters of Kintail" seen here. Kintail, with Loch Alsh and Glenshiel, is famous in Highland story and is the cradle of the Mackenzies and the Macraes. Ellean donan castle, the ancient Mackenzie stronghold, stands at the entrance of Loch Duich (see also No. 25 of this series).

Stirling Castle

Easily accessible from Edinburgh and Glasgow, Stirling Castle should be seen by all visitors to central Scotland. North and west, glorious views of the Ochils and the Gramplans can be enjoyed from the Castle, which stands on top of a massive rock. A fortress from time immemorial. Stirling was formerly a Royal residence of the Kings of Scotland. Bannockburn, scene of the famous victory of Robert the Bruce, in 1314, lies two miles south of the town ; a flagstaff now indicating the site of the battlefield.

Sanside Harbour, Reay

Sandside is a mile from the village of Reay, Caithness. Originally the Parish of Reay was partly in the counties of Sutherland and Caithness, but the Sutherland portion was transferred to the Parish of Farr. Caithness is the only northern county lacking a Highland aspect. It is, for the most part, almost treeless, and flat with scattered hamlets mostly consisting of crofts. Except for distant mountain views the best scenery lies around its rugged rockbound coast, with magnificent headlands and sandy bays.

The Lochay, Killin

A favorite excursion from Dunkeld and Birnam (see No 44 of this series) is to Killin at the head of Loch Tay. Here is the junction of the Lochay and Dochart, the head waters of the Tay, and this picture shoes the beautiful Glen Lochay through which the former stream flows. The village itself is considered among the most picturesque in Scotland. Loch Tay is one of the largest and most beautiful of the lochs and is famous for its salmon fishing.

In Glen Tilt

Glen Tilt is entered from the main North road (A.9) to Inverness at Blair Atholl (see No. 15 of this series). There is a roadway as far as Forest Lodge and then a drove road through the Glen into the Cairgorms by which it is possible for a pedestrian to connect with the track of the Larig Ghru ("the Gloomy Pass") and thus come down either into Speyside near Aviemore, or Deside at Braemar (see No. 9 this series).

The Peaks of Glencoe

One of the grandest and wildest glens in Scotland, Glencoe, as the scene of the massacre in 1692, is probably the best known. Motor coach tours are run from all the principal holiday resorts and visitors to Scotland should not fail to visit the glen, the western entrance of which is seen here with Loch Leven in the foreground. The whole of the upper part of Glencoe, an area of twenty square miles, is now the property of the National Trust for Scotland.

In Fasnakyle Forest

This picture, taken in Strath Glass, shows an old ghillie feeding sheep in Fasnakyle Fores. Although the immediate surroundings of this picture are wooded, the word "forest" is used here to denote a deer forest and has no reference to woodland. A deer forest is a tract of land, often of large extent, suitable for deer, and frequently has few trees on it. It may consist largely of moorland, but is never heavily wooded throughout.

Off The Coast of Oban

The beauty and variety of the coastal scenery of Oban is almost bewildering. From Dunolie (see No. 20 of this series) the visitor by turning south will see Kerrera Island before him as in this picture. Kerrera is about four miles long and two broad, and, lying to the west of the town, makes Oban harbor one of the safest and best in the kingdom. From its uplands there are magnificent views both eastwards and seawards.

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