The latest in my British trees series: The song of the aspen
First breath of winter, as the trees and cobwebs are kissed by frost
Smailholm Tower, remembering centuries of cattle reiving in the Scottish Borders
Capturing the essence of autumn: ‘All nature has a feeling‘ by John Clare
Strathlachlan on the east shore of Loch Fyne is the ancestral home of the Maclachlans. I’m visiting the ancient burial ground of Kilmorie Chapel and then walking across the river to the atmospheric ruins of Old Castle Lachlan.
The history of an interesting exhibit in the National Museum of Scotland: the ‘Queen Mary Harp’. I’ll also be looking at Melrose Abbey (below), one of the most magnificent abbeys in the Scottish Borders.
For more reading, take a look at my other blog, Explorers of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society – focusing on some of the extraordinary people who put their lives on the line for the sake of geographical knowledge