Ardnamurchan’s volcano

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There can’t be many places in the UK where you can drive through the magma chamber of an extinct volcano…

Random rocks: beach sculpture

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The waves can create wonderful flowing sculptures, like this one on Knoydart

The Butter Bridge, Glen Kinglas

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There’s something about old bridges, especially when they are left marooned in the past, like this one in Glen Kinglas. And a hermit who lived here? What more do you need?

Castlerigg: out on the wild and windy moors

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What on Earth went on here 5,000 years ago? The stones aren’t going to tell us, but they might well be attracting – or emitting – some kind of energy of their own!

Loch Dochart Castle

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Not the easiest to see, this ruined tower house stands on a tiny island in Loch Dochart. I thought the story would be quite a short one…

Echoes of smugglers on Cornwall’s north coast – a guest post by Rachel Bates

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As ‘Poldark’ returns to our screens this month, guest writer Rachel Bates scrambles down the cliffs of north Cornwall to make an amazing discovery…

The Fair Maid’s House in Perth

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Down a little side street in the centre of Perth lies the home of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society – this is a house with a long and unexpected history!

Random rocks: Skipness

Skipness Crop

The second in my photo-series on rocks! Some spectacular formations can be found at Skipness in Kintyre…

Random rocks: Loch Linnhe

Pebbles near Appin

Rocks are the new theme for my photography posts! These were found on the shore of Loch Linnhe in Argyll

Tantallon Castle: symbol of strength

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The ancient seat of the Douglas Earls of Angus, Tantallon Castle tells a story of power, violence and treason. Most visitors didn’t bring a picnic – they brought guns!