Laggan Dam (Scotland 2006)


 

Loch Laggan ist ein See in Lochaber und direkt an der A86 auf der Strecke von Spean Bridge nach Kingussie zu finden. Der See wurde seit 1934 als Wasserreservoir genutzt, weswegen am River Laggan auch der Laggan Dam errichtet wurde, der dem Lochaber Hydro-Electric Scheme zugeordnet ist  Energie aus Wasserkraft produziert.

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Laggan Dam is a dam located on the River Spean south west of Loch Laggan in the Scottish Highlands.

 

Craigmillar Castle


Craigmillar Castle

Craigmillar Castle is a ruined medieval castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is situated 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east of the city centre, on a low hill to the south of the modern suburb of Craigmillar. It was begun in the late 14th century by the Preston family, feudal barons of Craigmillar, and extended through the 15th and 16th centuries. In 1660 the castle was sold to Sir John Gilmour, Lord President of the Court of Session, who made further alterations. The Gilmours left Craigmillar in the 18th century, and the castle fell into ruin. It is now in the care of Historic Scotland.

Craigmillar Castle is best known for its association with Mary, Queen of Scots. Following an illness after the birth of her son, the future James VI, Mary arrived at Craigmillar on 20 November 1566 to convalesce. Before she left on 7 December 1566, a pact known as the “Craigmillar Bond” was made, with or without her knowledge, to dispose of her husband Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley.

Craigmillar is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Scotland. The central tower house, or keep, is surrounded by a 15th-century courtyard wall with “particularly fine” defensive features. Within this are additional ranges, and the whole is enclosed by an outer courtyard wall containing a chapel and a doocot.

Claypotts Castle


Claypotts Castle

Claypotts Castle is a late medieval castle in the suburban West Ferry area of Dundee, Scotland. It is one of the best-preserved examples of a 16th-century ‘Z-plan’ tower house in Scotland. Now surrounded by modern housing, the castle is maintained as an Ancient Monument by Historic Scotland. At present, it is open to the public on only a small number of days each year.

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Claypotts Castle ist z-förmig angelegt und verfügt über mehrere Treppengiebel.
Die Anlage stammt aus dem späten 16. Jh.
Die seitlichen Türme sind rund und haben eckige Dächer.
In den Winkeln zwischen diesen beiden Türmen und dem Hauptturm befinden sich zwei weitere kleinere Treppentürme.
Die Räume im Inneren der runden Türme sind rechteckig.
Claypotts Castle war der Wohnsitz von Bonnie Dundee.

The Royal Yacht of Britannia (Scotland 2008)


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Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia is the former royal yacht of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in service from 1954 to 1997. She was the 83rd such vessel since the restoration of King Charles II in 1660. She is the second royal yacht to bear the name, the first being the famous racing cutter built for The Prince of Wales in 1893. She is now a five-star visitor attraction and evening events venue permanently berthed at Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2014, The Royal Yacht Britannia was named the UK’s no. 1 landmark by TripAdvisor.

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Die Britannia war die 83. Königliche Yacht von Großbritannien seit der Wiedereinsetzung von König Karl II. im Jahr 1660. Heute ist sie zusammen mit einer Ausstellung über das Schiff im Hafen von Leith bei Edinburgh in Schottland zu besichtigen.