Tag Archives: Scottish Highlands

Solstice of the Moon: Chasing Memories

A very long time ago now, I had a wonderful job that took me, every weekend, driving around Britain. By the time I reached Scotland, I knew… barring disaster… whether I would have some time to spare before I needed … Continue reading

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Two journeys, one destination (9) – Dunrobin Castle ~Steve Tanham

The beautiful vision of the ‘fairytale’ Dunrobin Castle, seen here from across the bay during our visit to Portmahomack, had tantalised us with the reported splendour of its architecture and gardens. Now, we had arrived at the gateway of its … Continue reading

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Two journeys, one destination (8) – the thousand year fingers ~ Steve Tanham

Despite the world of the Picts being so far away in time, there was one man who reached back and ‘touched’ their minds with a language they shared… Art. (1300 words, a ten-minutes read) (Above: George Bain) He looked, once … Continue reading

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Two journeys, one destination (7) – Rosemarkie, The Black Isle ~ Steve Tanham

Our final visit of the Saturday was to Rosemarkie, a beautiful village on the Black Isle, whose seafront looks south across the vastness of the Moray Firth. Rosemarkie was also home to a Pictish Monastery. This is now celebrated by … Continue reading

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Two journeys, one destination (6) – a Pictish horizon ~ Steve Tanham

With the wonderful Portmahomack behind us, it was time to meet the three Pictish stones that marked the horizon line of the Tarbat Peninsula. These would originally have been visible from the sea, and boats approaching from the Moray Firth … Continue reading

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Two journeys, one destination (4) – two sides of the hill ~ Steve Tanham

On the second day of the Silent Eye’s ‘Pictish Trail’ weekend, we are beginning in what is, for me, one of the most beautiful places in the world. Portmahomack is a small fishing village on the north side of the … Continue reading

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