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.
Several images stuck together…
These brave ladies were swimming in the sea at Banff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland today. The sea temperature here in Banff today is 10C(50F).
The sea in Scotland cutting up rough today…
Straight out of Harry Potter!
Where the bees and butterflies hang out…
Once a church, now a curry house!
Buckie Lighthouse – erected in 1913
Probably better known as lobster pots outside Scotland
Just another beautiful day in Scotland
It would appear I have two left feet!
Just when I thought fungus (fungi?) season was over…
Living where we do, it isn’t unusual for us to see one of these ships when we look out of the kitchen window.
Not much breathing room in some of our Scottish streets
I am sure Americans everywhere will be delighted to see American Whiskey (note spelling) on sale in a Whisky (note spelling) shop in Scotland. The Whisky Shop, Gordon and Macphail in Elgin, Scotland can be found here and, if you like Whisky/Whiskey, then this really is the shop to visit.
It’s a little bit damp here in Banff (or 57,39.9818N 2,32.2851W) this morning.
Probably best not to know what flows down this pipe…
Every home should have one!
Tin underwear is all very well but, I don’t recommend it, there might be a problem with rust at some stage!
Somebody nibbled my leaf!
You don’t get more Scottish than this!
Our guests from the Ukraine visit Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on a glorious day.
Watch out for the odd ghost!!!
A gathering of chickens on a Scottish island
With a digital twist…
The Woods Today – Richard Broom Photography
I have no idea what this plant (weed?) is called but I call it the firework plant because it looks like a firework exploding in the sky..
A wonderful sunny afternoon in Banff, Aberdeenshire
You have to lift the weight and toss it over a high bar…
Reference my last post: and in case you were wondering, a caber is something like a telegraph pole that you have to pick up, carry and then throw into the air. Not something you should really try at home…
If you have ever wondered how to toss a caber, here’s a man who will show you how to do it.
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…
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.
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!