The Cross at Kingussie
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... Scots. The battle itself was fought on 15 April 1746, was over in less than an hour and resulted in the deaths of about 50 English soldiers and between 1210 and 1500 Jacobites. (The Jacobites were Scottish men who banded together as an army over many years to fight the English and reinstate a Stuart King on the English throne.).
After we had looked at the exhibitions in the visitor centre we walked around the battlefield ...
... it is not clear how many stones were originally in the circle. There are currently 12 stones standing of which one of the stones on the northwest side of the circle has a number of cup marks on its face.
These were put two of the many cairns that dot the country side of norther Scotland and you could spend your whole holiday just looking at ancient sites, and speaking of that we head on towards Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle to have a view of it and of ...
... that night. Before all that though, we had one last distillery and surrounding town to visit. We headed towards the town of Blair Atholl thinking that the distillery by the same name would be in the town. As it turned out, it wasn't. It was in the neighbouring town of Pitlochry instead. The town of Blair Atholl was just gorgeous though. There was a working water mill and bakery with delicious pastries and tea which we spent a bit of time in before ...
... and on the strength buys me a drink.After a bit I buy him one back,then after another bit he buys me a drink ,and then we sit down and have a drink. At the end of the day, I'm googling some stuff,and I find that it was Everton that won in '66,not Arsenal! So I have been following the Gunners for all these years for the wrong ...
... they'd given us the wrong car. This time we were given a car with slightly fewer seats but more in the style of a Chelsea tractor although disappointingly the boot couldn't accommodate two suit cases! Anyway it was 1630 and we were off! We then drove in a southwards direction towards the Cairngorms were we had a slight de-tour but ended up taking in some stunning views from a still partially snow covered mountain. After this we continued ...