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The Scottish Warrior (who is spread about a bit)

This is Robert The Bruce who was a Scottish Warrior who spent a lot of time giving the English a good spanking. But, what is more remarkable (and a little gory) is that happened to him when he died. From Wikipedia:

Robert I died in June 1329 and was succeeded by his son, David II. Robert’s body is buried in Dunfermline Abbey, while his heart was interred in Melrose Abbey, and his internal organs embalmed and placed in St Serf’s Church, Dumbarton.

The full Wikipedia page for Robert here.

The Scottish Warrior (who is spread about a bit) - Richard Broom Photography
The Scottish Warrior (who is spread about a bit) – Richard Broom Photography

The Cornhill Highland Games

We went to the Cornhill Highland Games today to watch highland games (tossing the caber, hammer throwing (I think that is what it is called), tug of war and so much more. We were also entertained by the very excellent Portsoy Pipe Band.

Here’s a bit of video showing the games…

The Cornhill Highland Games

The Cornhill Highland Games - Richard Broom Photography
The Cornhill Highland Games – Richard Broom Photography

The Other Sodding Tractor

Please see my previous post and then join me as I try to record the tranquil sounds of the River Deveron, near to Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It clearly isn’t my day for field recording! Today is a public holiday and I would expect any self-respecting farmers to take a day off. Not in Banff. So please enjoy the tranquil sounds of the River Deveron passing you by and the delightful sound of a f**king tractor pull a rake around a nearby field. Using my directional parabolic mic (DM), I can hear the sounds of tractors and other industrial noises several kilometres away.

The Other Sodding Tractor

The Other Sodding Tractor - Richard Broom Photography
The Other Sodding Tractor – Richard Broom Photography

The Sodding Tractor!!!

Join me as I try to record the sound of birds today. It is public holiday here today in Scotland. There is no wind. It would have been a perfect day to record bird sounds in the woods near to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duff_HouseDuff House in Banff, Aberdeenshire. Wonderful bird sounds but oh my, the noise of a f**king tractor on Banff Golf Course provided unwanted background noise to the recording of the birds who were really going for it in the woods today. Pah!

The Sodding Tractor!!! - Richard Broom Photography
The Sodding Tractor!!! – Richard Broom Photography
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