Tuesday 30 October 2012

Applecross: The Sanctuary

 Last week I was over in Applecross visiting the Heritage Centre and learning about the area from the curator Gordon Cameron and especially about the great work being done by the Historical Society. The peninsula is breathtakingly beautiful and that is why I thought it deserved our first pictorial blog entry...
The world-famous Bealach na Ba

The view from the top, looking over Loch Kishorn
A majestic stag
Ob nan Lurach  CW117/36
Gordon Cameron at the Applecross Heritage Centre
St Maelrubha's chapel

The burial place of Maelrubha

The supposed burial spot of William Hare (of Burke and Hare fame)

Looking over to Raasay and Skye in the distance

Highland cattle on the coastal road north of Applecross

Loch Torridon and Loch Shieldaig

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Stone whorls WHM 1992 13 2.4

Stone whorls WHM 1992 13 2.4
Stone whorls collected by Alexander Carmichael, held by West Highland Museum (ref. WHM 1992 13 2.4). [© carstenflieger.com]