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Finlaggan Tour

Monday, February 11, 2008

This evening I am presenting a couple of images of Finlaggan. This was the home of the MacDonald chiefs for almost 400 years, from the 12th to the 16th centuries. From this location, the Lords of the Isles ruled the Atlantic seaboard from Kintyre to Lewis..

Finlaggan is situated a few miles to the south-west of Port Askaig on the island of Islay.

Here is an image looking north towards the Isle of Jura with some friendly bovines looking on.

This is the actual site at Finlaggan-to the right of the picture.In the foreground is a prehistoric standing, stone.

Apart from Finlaggan, Islay is famous for its whisky distilleries and is well worth a visit.


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Remote Scottish Island Seeks New Settlers

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The tiny and remote of island of Foula, which lies 15 miles to the west of the Shetlands, is seeking new residents to offset its dwindling population which has reduced to just 26 people. The island has Broadband but offset that is the requirement for self-reliance as the island has no pub or shop and electricity is turned off at night.

Visit Scotland's islands with catswhiskerstours


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