Saturday, 30 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
" Mountain man" Cameron McNeish gives a talk on his extensive experience of walking in the hills and mountains in and around Loch Lomond and Trossachs Park and thru out Scotland.
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Culture Minister, Fiona Hyslop today released cutting edge 3D images of historical Rosslyn Chapel.
Rosslyn Chapel, a Catergory A listed building dating back to 1446, gained worldwide fame from the publication of Dan Brown's book and subsequent film the Da Vinci Code.
The shots above are from a project developed by Hitoric Scotland and Digital Design Studio at the Glasgow Scool of Art, to survey and interpret heritage structures, creating the dinfinitive 3D record of the architecture.
The following link takes you to the Historic Scotland article www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/news
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Monday, 18 January 2010
Monday, 11 January 2010
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Saturday, 9 January 2010
Here's some photos from or day out on the ice at Lake of Mentieth. It was such a surreal experience walking on a frozen Lake. I would never have dreamt of ever doing such a "foolhardy" thing, but this was just so unique. We walked across the lake to the largest island Inchmahome to see Inchmahome Priory, an ancient monastery. The priory served as refuge to Mary Queen of Scots in 1547. She was only four years old at the time and stayed for three weeks after the disastrous Battle of Pinkie Cleugh in September of that year.
The lake was full of locals enjoying this rare occasion with the whole lake frozen to a depth of more than 7 inches. No matter where you looked on the lake people where out walking on it.
It's a real shame that traffic safety issues have prevented the "Grand Match" from happening, but today we saw many small curling matches taking place and they were GRAND.
Friday, 8 January 2010
Below is a statement from the Royal Caledonian Curling Club: Friday 8th January 2010
"It is with great disappointment that The Royal Caledonian Curling Club has made the decision not to hold the proposed Grand Match on the Lake of Mentieth. Following extensive discussions with a wide variety of interested parties including Central Scotland Police, The Fire and Rescue Service, the Scottish Ambulance Service, and Stirling Council it has not proved possible to address all health and safety concerns and receive the full backing of the Emergency Services within the timescales involved. Without achieving this it would be impossible to gain the necessary insurance to hold the event. Every possible effort has been made to facilitate this unique event but it has been acknowledged that public safety must remain the primary concern. All parties involved will continue to investigate options available to organise such an event at some point in the future, and insure that this iconic spectacle is made possible for the curlers and the public's safe enjoyment. The Royal Club would like to thank all interested parties for their endeavours to stage this match".
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Image of a Bonspiel at Loch Leven in 1933 (Rampantscotland.com)
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Tuesday, 5 January 2010
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