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#96219 - 03/12/19 03:18 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are in the seaside town of Stonehaven.

On the seafront near the harbour are several metallic sculptures. No one knows who the sculptor is...

A Viking longboat


The detail





A trawler


Complete with nets


And winding gear










Let's head to the harbour...
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#96220 - 03/13/19 03:17 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are in Stonehaven heading to the harbour...



The harbour front bars and restaurants





The breakwater


The marina








Can anyone guess the time?







The old town house...
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#96221 - 03/14/19 03:02 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Duthie's Well





Let's leave the harbour and head to town...



Not mine!


Jubilee House








Looking to the old town house


The old town house





The Mercat Cross...
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#96222 - 03/15/19 03:08 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are nearing the end of our trip to the seaside town of Stonehaven near Aberdeen...

The 17th Century Mercat Cross by the old town hall




Some of the buildings in the old part of town..







Perhaps an old church, now used be the sea cadets


Interesting wrought iron frontage


Its history





Heading to Market Square...


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#96223 - 03/16/19 03:41 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are heading to the town centre of Stonehaven...

The spire of a Catholic church


These houses are owned by this church


Here is the church itself


Read the sign - this fish and chip shop invented a healthy option!


Houses by the river Carron


Looking up one of the side streets


Near the market square









The market comes to town...
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#96224 - 03/17/19 03:27 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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I hope you have had a successful week and have been enjoying the weekend. Snow arrived here yesterday after the rain but there was only a slight covering of the white stuff in town.

Our thoughts and prayers need to be with those affected by the mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand.

In Stonehaven, a mini outdoor market was in town


A good selection of fresh fish




Venison


Cakes


The Town Hall


The Gothic tower in Market Square





I spotted this wee garden on the way back to the van


There was a bust of someone's head in the ornamental garden. I had to investigate....
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#96225 - 03/18/19 03:00 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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Whilst in Stonehaven I came across this ornamental garden. I can't say that I've noticed it before....





It had a bust in the middle


It turns out the bust was of Robert Burns


I would not have associated him with Stonehaven


Crossing the Cowie on the way to the van


Time to head home


Scotstown Moor...
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#96226 - 03/19/19 03:22 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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How time flies - it's time for another Sole Mates walk. This time it is on Scotstown Moor on the outskirts of town.



Here we are in the car park, just about ready to head off


There are two trails, the Northern and the Southern.
We are taking the Northern Trail


We are heading to the wooded area




The copper beech trees have not lost their leaves


Looking east


Looking south


Scotstown Moor, is also known as Perwinnes Moss. Moss is an ancient Scottish word for marsh.


It was once part of around 230 acres of common heath land


More from the moor...



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#96227 - 03/20/19 03:00 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are out walking with Sole Mates on Scotstown Moor...

We walked through boggy ground


We came across this








Also this








Apparently, these buildings were air defence related buildings during WWII. The octagonal one was to do with directional finding of radio signals

Scotstown Moor once formed part of extensive areas of heath and bog around Aberdeen. Other similar habitats such as Ferryhill Moss and Stocket Moor, lying closer to the city, have long since disappeared, being lost to housing.


Although the site's status gave the public free access, Scotstown Moor was the property of the Bishopric of Aberdeen and was farmed by the proprietor of Perwinnes. Furthermore, the feuars of Old Aberdeen were granted rights of common grazing, sod cutting, and peat cutting, although little direct evidence of these activities remains today. 








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#96228 - Yesterday at 03:18 AM Re: My Travels in North East Scotland [Re: robbieroy]
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We are with the Sole Mates walking group at Scotstown Moor situated 4 miles to the north of Aberdeen City centre in the Bridge of Don area...



Abandoned farm buildings


The thick wooded area


From the 1830s, it was visited regularly by botany students from Aberdeen University and was regarded as the most important botanical facility in the Aberdeen area.


Radar for the airport


Some of the marshy land


More abandoned farm buildings


Looking east to the sea


Another farm, this time a wind farm






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