Lakes are called lochs in Scotland. Here are eight of my favourite lochs in Scotland.
Loch Faskally in Pitlochry, Perthshire was formed during the construction of the hydro electric power station in the Tummel Valley. It’s at its best when the trees around the banks start to turn to their autumnal colours.
Autumn colours refected in Loch Faskally, Pitlochry
The Loch of Spiggie on the Shetland Islands is a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Reserve for wild fowl. The best times for bird watchers to visit are during Autumn and Winter, when there are usually large flocks of swans, ducks and geese.
The Forth Road Bridge was very quiet as we drove south from Fife to South Queensferry last week. I took some photos, as normally the bridge is full of vehicles. The current road bridge may close to traffic once the new Forth Estuary bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, opens in 2016, so I thought it’d be good to have a pictorial record.
I was quite impressed by the clarity of the photos, taken with my Samsung ST200F camera (which cost £90), given that we were travelling at 50mph .
Although the barriers on the road bridge obscured a fair part of the Forth Rail Bridge, you can still see the distinctive dark red arches.
There’s a sculpture of Donald Dewar, the Labour politician who became Scotland’s first First Minister after Devolution in 1999, outside the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Dewar was born in Glasgow and studied law at the \University of Glasgow.
If you take the A199 (former A1) for about one mile west of East Linton, you’ll find a picnic spot at Pencraig Wood. There’s a fair bit of parking and a toilet. The picnic tables are a short walk up the path.