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South Queensferry, Scotland

Picturesque South Queensferry is a beautiful waterfront town about 10 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The most noticeable (and photographed) feature here is the Forth Bridge, which is visible from most any point. Several years ago, in the early stages of the construction of the new Forth road crossing, Mesolithic...

Pennan, Scotland

About 40 miles north of Aberdeen you'll find the remains of the historic fishing village of Pennan reborn as a quaint holiday retreat bustling with activity, especially during the summer months. This picturesque area is also known as "Ferness, that place where Local Hero was filmed" by locals and tourists alike....

Fishtown of Usan, Scotland

Erected in 1822, Fishtown of Usan was once a thriving fishing village, but unfortunatley its buildings have now fallen into ruin.  The most notable structure is the lookout tower, which is  at high risk of further deterioration since it is missing both a roof and floor. This 13th century settlement...

Catterline, Scotland

Catterline is a coastal village on the North Sea in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Prehistoric features in the local area include Bronze Age archaeological recoveries at Fetteresso, Dunnottar and Spurryhillock. The artist Joan Eardley lived in the village in the 1950s up until her death in 1963. Many of her wild...

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