Last of the Westland Whigs

In the late 17th century, the 'Westland Whigs' were the radical descendants of earlier Covenanters who had defied the absolutist rule of Stuart kings in south west Scotland.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Threave Castle

Photo take 08.00 a.m. GMT 01 November 2006 from Dunmuir Hill. Hill in back ground is unamed between Loch Mannoch and Loch Whinyeon. In middle ground is Neilson's Monument on Barstobrick Hill. Neilson was Robert Beaumont Neilson who invented 'hot-blast' technique of iron-smelting and thus triggered Scottish heavy engineering industry. On same hill is also remains of large hillfort. Threave Castle is in foreground.


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