When guiding last month I caused some interest by quoting the statistic that 1/4 of rural land in Scotland is owned by just 66 landowners. Today I finally got around to checking that I had got this right. Happily so. Further details from Who Owns Scotland
Autumn leaves by Tom Scott, R.S.A., R.S.W. from Selkirk.
Walking the Drove Road south of Peebles
Heather's Out - Summer's Here! (On St Cuthbert's Way)
Fatlips Castle on Minto Crag. October 2019
Lauder Common Riding
The point from which James IV would have surveyed the Flodden Battlefield 9 September 1513.
Barns Tower near Peebles
The Yair, The Tweed and mallard
January 2019 Picture
Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries
Glamis Castle was the childhood home of HM the Queen Mother and is a fascinating visit.
Jedburgh Abbey, Scottish Borders
Hume Castle, Berwickshire, looking towards the Cheviot Hills.
The Leaderfoot viaduct in the Scottish Borders.
Clans and Castles guided tours expand to Paris!
Bamburgh Castle on the Northumberland coast is just 90 minutes from Edinburgh
Primroses on the old railway line outside Hawick (Could become the new railway line too).
Hawick Golf Course and Ruberslaw, 15 Feb 2016, with thanks to Ian Landles
St Giles Cathedral on Edinburgh's Royal Mile
Jedburgh Abbey, built by the Augustines 12th and 13th century
The Fairy Bridge on Skye (thank you Jenna Powell)
The Highlander at Glenfinnan Monument (thank you Jill Clover). Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard at Glenfinnan on 19 August 1745.
St Mary's Kirk, Hawick on 3 March 2015. There has been a place of worship here since 1183.
Fatlips Castle near Jedburgh, 20 Dec 2014, courtesy of Ed Dabney Photography
Boleskine Cemetery and Loch Ness, 26 Oct 2014.
Wade's (1733) Bridge at Aberfeldy. With thanks to Kerri Rudy, 4 September 2014
Before the Battle Performance at Bannockburn, 28 June
Picture taken at Arbroath on 6 April, the anniversary of The Declaration of Arbroath, 1320: "...for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."
Golden eagle above a Highland Moor, taken 1 March
Floors Castle by Kelso, seen from the ruins of Roxburgh Castle on the other side of the River Tweed. Taken 5 Jan 2014.
The horse in Hawick High Street commemorates a day in 1514 when English raiders were surprised by young men from Hawick who captured their banner.
Hawick Cornet's entourage return from the Denholm 'Ride Oot' , 1 June 2013
Rubha Robhanais, northernmost tip of the Western Isles, 14 September 2012
The lighthouse at Eilean Iarmain on Skye, taken during 'Outlander Tour' 25 May 2012.
Dun Troddan is one of the two best preserved iron age brochs in the country.
Oban Bay overlooked by 'McCaig's Folly'. Photo taken 9 June 2009
13th century Rait Castle. Picture taken 19 April 2009.
Castle Stuart was built by the Earl of Moray in 1625. It now offers luxury accommodation and an authentic castle experience to our clients.
Crichton Castle south of Edinburgh, home of James Hepburn Earl of Bothwell, third husband of Mary Queen of Scots. Taken 10 October 2008
Dunnottar castle looking its best for a Keith from Arkansas, 1 July 2007
Loch Fyne seen from Dunderave Castle, seat of the MacNaughton clan. 6 June 2007