It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am. ~ the ever modest Muhammad Ali
1 61an hour ago
Bon lundi à tous ! Pour bien commencer la semaine je vous partage un moment riche en émotion pour moi. Cette photo a été prise sur une plage vers St. Andrews en 2015. Il y avait une telle énergie sur cette plage que rien qu’à revoir cette photo je peux la sentir.. Qu’avez vous fait de votre week end ? :) @firstname.lastname@example.org@voyage_de_legende
#tb to a month ago today, when I climbed a really big hill and thought I was gonna die before reaching the summit. I didn’t, obviously.
1 4314 hours ago
Ruthven Barracks was one of four garrisons built by the British government after the Jacobite rebellion in 1715 – part of the Hanoverian scheme to take control of the Highlands. Ironically, the barracks were last occupied by some 3,000 Jacobite troops awaiting the return of Bonnie Prince Charlie after Culloden. When the Jacobites actually reached the barracks they received a message from the Prince saying that each man should save himself as best he could. Departing, the Jacobites set fire to the barracks and scattered across the Highlands. What you see today from the A9, is the charred skeleton of the barracks. #visitscotland#secretscotland#ruthven#discoverscotland
More of my Edinburgh's city break pics.
This one was taken in Victoria Street, one the most photogenic streets in town. 📷
1 4116 hours ago
Castle Stalker has a long and turbulent history. Originally built as a fort by the MacDougalls in the early 14th century, in 1388 the Stewarts became the Lords of Lorn and were granted the land which included the castle. For the next 200 years the castle remained a Stewart stronghold, until it was lost to the Campbell's in a drunken bet.
The Stewarts of Appin regained the Castle in 1689 when they came out with King James VII but after defeat at the battle of Dunkeld the Castle was again forfeited to the Campbells. The Stewarts under Ardsheal refused to hand it over when it was then besieged by the Campbells for several months until Ardsheal was granted an honourable surrender in 1690.
At the time of the 1745 Rising, Castle Stalker was held by the Campbells with a Garrison of about 59 Government troops. Although the Stewarts of Appin were solidly behind Prince Charles, and raised a regiment of 300, the Castle was too strong for them to take.
The last Campbell was born in the Castle in 1775 and Campbells continued to reside in it until about 1800 when they built a new house on the mainland.
In about 1840 the roof either fell in or was perhaps removed to avoid roof-tax and the Castle was abandoned.
In 1908 the Castle was regained from the Campbells by Charles Stewart of Achara who purchased it and carried out some basic preservation work to stem its decay.
In 1947 his successor, Duncan Stewart, who was Governor of Sarawak, was murdered and the Castle devolved on his widow.
In 1965 Lt. Col. D. R. Stewart Allward negotiated terms for the purchase of the Castle and spent the next ten years rebuilding and restoring it as it is today.
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