Thursday, April 12, 2012


This lovely shot was taken by our guest David Minshall. Ardnamurchan is lovely, remote and mysterious still.

Remarkable place Ardnamurchan. Long lost volcano, few people, reputed hiding place of Robert the Bruce, at Castle Tioram, very scattered communities. The Vikings loved it. Throughout the ages it has been disconnected from mainstream civilisation, because of the difficulty of travel except by boat.

They have recently found the remains of a 1,000 year old Viking longship used as a burial ground for a high ranking Viking  warrior. They have found his axce, his sword, his spear, his shield boss and his bronze pin ring. There would have been an early Viking settlement here. 

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