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Good Morning from Scotland 

Tigh na Mara at Dawn by The Unexplored
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Holiday cottages beautifully located by the sea near Tarbert on the Isle of Harris, with seals and otters seen swimming a few yards from the front door. It was a frosty morning and the light was strong. 3 shot HDR processed in Lightroom, Photomatix and Photoshop. Again, our thanks to our friend Penny for a wonderful weekend there!

Fergus, West Highland White Terrier (4 y/o), Lubbock, TX • “Westies were bred in the Western Highlands of Scotland for the purpose of varminting – hunting down mice, rats, squirrels, birds, and other small prey. They think they’re ferocious. They know their opinions and stick to them. If you train them right they’ll love you forever. Fergus is a stud dog – it’s a tough job, but he’s good at it.”

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‘Hearing Voices’ - The Fairy Glen - Isle of Skye by Gavin Hardcastle - Fototripper
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Imagine the chills I felt as for the second time I heard voices in the Fairy Glen - Scottish voices. This was my second visit to this mystical and enchanted Glen on the Isle of Skye on Scotland. The day before I felt sure I could just hear a faint conversation but as I stood atop the hill to survey the surrounding area not a soul could be seen. On the second day I’d completely forgotten about the mystery voices until once again they wafted my way. I couldn’t quite make out the words as they seemed to fade in and out, so I made a concerted effort to try strain my ears and listen harder. Again, the voices gently lapped over the crenellated hillocks and as I prepared to by awed by the magical whisperings of otherworldly fairies I finally heard this clear pronouncement. “Frae Fecks sake man, get yer feckin shayte together and pass me that feckin stack!” Magical, truly magical thought I. To this day I’m convinced it was the fairies and nothing to do with the middle aged man and boy working on a gate repair about half a kilometer away from the Glen. Enjoy Gavin Hardcastle

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Eaglais an Fhiosaich by Impact Imagz
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The remains of an old chapel built to serve those villagers of Ness who spent their summers out on the moor tending sheep and cattle.