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Now I come to think of it, it's quite an appropriate name for this Disney-esque place as it is the seat of the Dukes of Sutherland....who were amongst the worst offenders in the Highland Clearances .
In the 1830s they systematically drove crofters out of their homes across their vast estates, and ...
... be left alone!?
The train arrives and we manage to get on only to be confronted, yet again, with the incredible human condition of indifference. Two young lads, about nineteen years old, tanned, handsome, sporting identical work shirts for Scottish Hydro; either side of a four-seater table, both with their feet up, one ear-phone in; just exuding I-don’t-give-a-damn-ness. The woman is begging, between little jumps of pain, for them ...
... see in fairy tales. Dunrobin is said to be one of the best and is also the most northerly of these east coast strongholds.
We set off early to see Carn Lath before we visit the castle. This iron age tower is a mile up the road from the castle. It has been excavated and has a ground and first floor level with evidence of a surrounding settlement. From here we can see Dunrobin Castle through fields of golden corn. It is a real fairy tale ...
... to see out of the window." His answer was brief; "because they haven't washed it yet." If she was dissatisfied with this response she did not let on.
However I did manage to identify the right stretch of road and was at last on my way along the A9 once again. As on day 36 there did not seem to be much chance on walking close to the shore. I reached Dunbeath quickly. It is the birthplace of novelist Neil Gunn. I took a short ...
... in 1845 when it was transformed to a house in the Scottish baronial style. Just over a mile further on lies the first of two Iron Age brochs, Carn Liath. It is about 2000 years old and well preserved.
Reaching Sputie Burn I was unable to cross due to the weekend's heavy rain. A path led up to the cliff top. When I enquired of a crofter about an alternative route he explained that a combination of ...