pectiwita_ Was sitting here watching some deer frolicking in the crops gutted I left my big lens in the car. Happy Monday folks 2d
  •   adayinmylife Always carry your big boy I use it more than ever now I'm going blind 2d
  •   pectiwita_ @adayinmylife so true quine. My camera bag is bigger than me though 2d
  •   katbep Beautiful shot! 2d
  •   leaowen Still gorgeous! Happy Monday, Deb! 2d
  •   hedgey_ Looks a great place to sit & watch deer play Deb, nice πŸ˜€ 17h
  •   pectiwita_ @hedgey_ thank you Brad it was nice but kicked myself for not bringing my big lens. I had a will I won't I and decided to leave it. 13h
  •   pectiwita_ @leaowen thank you Lea 13h
  •   pectiwita_ @katbep thank you your always so kind 13h

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pectiwita_ A little edit of my Corvid stalking 3d

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pectiwita_ Loch an Eilein translates from Gaelic as β€œLoch of the Island”. The ancient castle on the island was built on a natural defensive site. Its origins are uncertain, however it is thought that between 1222 and 1298, the Bishop of Moray chose the south end of the island to build a half house surrounded by a defensive wall.

In the 1380s, the notorious Wolf of Badenoch (Alexander Stewart, a younger son of King Robert of Scotland and Robert the Bruce’s grandson) constructed a sturdy tower house as a fortified hunting lodge on the north end of the island of 10m x 8.5m with walls 1.8m thick. It also had a barrel-vaulted cellar, first floor hall and upper chamber.
These are the ruined structures you will see today, made so by winter storms despite minor repairs early last century. The island, on which the castle sits proudly, decreased in size in the 1770s when a sluice built to enable felled timber to be floated down the Spey, raised the water level. The water now obscures the zigzag causeway once said to connect the castle to the shore.

The most notable skirmish to take place was in 1690, when the defeated Jacobites from the Battle of Cromdale besieged the castle. Furthermore, in 1745 after the battle of Culloden, the widow of 5th Laird Jean Gordon, (alias Grizel Mhor a well known Jacobite Lady), sheltered fugitives in the castle.
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  •   richcz3 Great framing 3d
  •   inafankle beautiful framing with the branches fab to know the history too 3d
  •   bacco81 Thank you for the history note ️ I wanted to visit the place in my honeymoon but was too far 3d
  •   skm1963 Last trip here there was actually sun - first I had ever seen - on a calm day its idyllic 🏻🏻🏻 3d
  •   pectiwita_ @skm1963 was pouring rain this day but was lovely all the same. Must go back when there is sunshine if we get any this year πŸ˜• 3d
  •   pectiwita_ @bacco81 What a shame, you must come back to explore one day. 3d
  •   pectiwita_ @inafankle thank you it was a dreich day when I found myself there. Great history though, would love to have been a fly on the castle wall back then. 3d
  •   pectiwita_ @richcz3 thank you so much 3d

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pectiwita_ Big Donnie looking as handsome as ever. 4d

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pectiwita_ The lonely gravestone 5d

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pectiwita_ My favourite little copse of trees at Gollanfield 6d
  •   man_w_umbrella I'll show you a work in progress- I was doing a smaller detailed version, but then wanted to mess about a bit. It's abstracty I warn you 5d
  •   pectiwita_ @dafyddpowell31 I didn't know about the Glencoe meet. May be going to the Rewind Festival this weekend but unsure. Just having days here and there I think. Depends if my old VW camper passes it's Mot. If it does I'll be off Definitely up for a meet up though. Off until 20th August 5d
  •   oldnewvintageandblue Lovely ! 4d
  •   randommystic Love this Deb 🌳 4d
  •   skm1963 Got so many shots of this copse from the road from the distance @pectiwita_ 3d
  •   pectiwita_ @skm1963 I think I remember one of your shots of it Scott. It's lovely there. I went right up to it this time and there was a sheep family living there. A massive ram 3d
  •   pectiwita_ @randommystic thank you so much Alycone 3d
  •   pectiwita_ @oldnewvintageandblue thank you Audrey 3d

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pectiwita_ Lush green & blue sky's 6d

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pectiwita_ Plockton 1w

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pectiwita_ A wee tiny helicopter on its adventures 2w

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pectiwita_ My little buzzard chick has flown from his nest. I will miss going to visit him but hope he will be happy and safe ️ 2w

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pectiwita_ Plockton on a cloudy day 2w

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pectiwita_ Blah blah blah 2w

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pectiwita_ With feathers all stubby and brown.... 2w

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pectiwita_ Lookin pretty 2w

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pectiwita_ Springboard springer doing his thing ️ 2w

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pectiwita_ Love you this much... 2w

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pectiwita_ Swannie ️ 3w

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pectiwita_ Just some clouds and sun and stuff 3w
  •   gwgslane but great stuff 🏼 3w
  •   ibear_me_fs_fighter @pectiwita_ gorgeous Debs and your photos beautiful too lol 3w
  •   leaowen Oh, is that all? Absolute stunner!!! 3w
  •   hedgey_ Looks fantastic Deb, cheers οΈπŸ˜€ 3w
  •   bean_nighe Gorgeous warm glow ️ 3w
  •   vonbond Beautiful 3w
  •   inafankle aye, just some clouds and stuff... photographed to perfection! oh to be sitting there right now... 3w
  •   man_w_umbrella It's beautiful stuff ! 2w

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pectiwita_ Did someone say pout πŸ˜™ 3w

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