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If you have a beautiful photo or song, book, sport, poem, anything that represents Scotland, post it here. I'll start with photo's of my local area. This is Bennachie - pronounced (ben - a - hee)

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thats breathtakingly beautiful
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song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MagG8J--BBI

Koan i tried the embeded link & it dident work for video's grrrrrrrr
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Fav drunk song :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQH44nRvvCc

Fav 80's scottish band song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdTxDTikm3c

Runrig at Barrowlands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axRQBQVPjas

Scottish terrier :-4

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Slains castle & the coastline round where i live :-4

Slains Castle

Set on the dramatic cliff tops about 1 mile from Cruden Bay, Slains Castle is one of the most famous castles in Scotland. Slains was first erected in 1597 by the 9th Earl of Erroll. Much reconstruction was subsequently carried out by later Earls, the final one of these being completed in 1837. The 20th Earl was forced to sell the castle in 1916 due to death duties. Unfortunately the new owner allowed Slains to fall into disrepair. It was finally unroofed for safety reasons in 1925. All that is left now is a large ruin.

The main reason for Slain's fame is Brahm Stoker's association with it. He would often come to holiday in Cruden Bay and was inspired by the cliffs and other surrounding scenery to write many of his books. While in Cruden Bay in 1895 he started work on what was to become his most famous book, 'Dracula', and it is said that the inspiration for this most famous vampire's home in Transylvania was Slains Castle. Indeed there is evidence to suggest that Count Dracula was to come ashore at Cruden Bay in early versions of the tale, but that this was later changed to Yorkshire.

At Slains you can see for miles around, and the scenery is quite breathtaking. The castle itself, while in ruin, is very large and has many rooms and turrets to explore.

When visiting Slains, be advised that due to the steep cliffs and sometimes stormy seas, one should exercise great caution and do not stand too close to the edge of the cliffs.

To get to Slains Castle head south from Peterhead and follow the sign on your left to Cruden Bay. The car park is situated on your left and the castle is approximately a mile walk from here.

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One of my favourite beautiful Scottish places - Eilean Donan Castle



Lucky you Buttercup, living in such a beautiful part of the world!
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Here's some interior pics for you Chocoholic :-4

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Consider yourself indulged :-)

A massively sentimental song about leaving Scotland - does that count?



Leaving Nancy - Eric Bogle

In comes the train and the whole platform shakes

It stops with a shudder and a screaming of brakes

The parting has come and my weary soul aches

I'm leaving my Nancy, oh



But you stand there so calmly determinedly gay

You talk of the weather and events of the day

And your eyes tell me all that your tongue doesn't say

Goodbye my Nancy, oh



And come a little closer

Put your head upon my shoulder

And let me hold you one last time

Before the whistle blows



My suitcase is lifted and stowed on the train

And a thousand regrets whirl around in my brain

The ache in my heart is a black sea of pain

I'm leaving my Nancy, oh



But you stand there beside me so lovely to see

The grip of your hand is an unspoken plea

You're not fooling yourself and you're not fooling me

Goodbye my Nancy, oh



And come a little closer

Put your head upon my shoulder

And let me hold you one last time

Before the whistle blows



But our time has run out and the whistle has blown

Here I must leave you standing alone

We had so little time and now the time's gone

Goodbye my Nancy, oh



And as the train starts gently to roll

And as I lean out to wave and to call

I see the first tears trickle and fall

Goodbye my Nancy, oh



And come a little closer

Put your head upon my shoulder

And let me hold you one last time

Before the whistle blows

And let me hold you one last time

Before the whistle blows



As an aside, if Bennachie is pronounced ben - a - hee, how do you pronounce Anachie as in Anachie Gordon? I'm not sure An-a-hee would scan.
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Thanks Buttercup, it look just as good inside, how lucky it would be to live somewhere so beautiful:D
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/music/celticconnections/prog2/

If you ever come across a video or audio of his cricufixion sketch please post it. I have it on CD but I'm sure it's on video somewhere.
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gmc :-4 try 'you tube' ;)

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