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Isle of Whithorn

Isle of Whithorn is not to be confused with Whithorn. It is about three miles further south and is one of the most southerly villages in Scotland. The locals refer to it simply as, “the Isle.” It is said to be the place at which St Ninian first made landfall in Scotland.

Harbour. This is where the Drummullin Burn enters the Solway Firth:-

Isle of Whithorn Harbour

A chapel dedicated to St Ninian was erected here in the 13th century. Its ruins lie very close to the sea.

St Ninian's Chapel, Isle of Whithorn

Interior, St Ninian's Chapel, Isle of Whithorn,

St Ninian's Chapel Interior, Isle of Whithorn,

External wall,m St Ninian's Chapel, Isle of Whithorn

The village has a War Memorial to the right of the road entering it. A Celtic Cross on a square plinth. Great War names here:-

Isle of Whithorn War Memorial

Dedications, ‘In honour of the men from the village and district who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. “Lest We Forget.” 1939-1945,’ and World War 2 names:-

Dedications, Isle of Whithorn War Memorial

Edited to add: I meant to say above that the Isle was where part of the cult horror film The Wicker Man was filmed.

River Dee at Threave Castle

I poisted about the castle itself yesterday.

Threave Castle Harbour:-

Threave Castle Harbour

It’s a very small harbour, now of course disused:-

Threave Castle Harbour

River Dee from bird-watching hide. There are supposed to be ospreys about but we didn’t see any birds close enough to be sure that’s what they were. It’s a lovely quiet spot though:-

River Dee at Threave Castle

Bend in River Dee:-

River Dee near Threave Castle

River from Castle grounds:-

View of River Dee at Threave Castle

Threave Castle from path to osprey viewing area:-

Threave Castle from Osprey viewing area

Dumbarton, River Leven and River Clyde from Dumbarton Rock

These are the good lady’s photographs. She took them while I was at one of the play-off games at The Rock, in May last year.

River Leven and Dumbarton from Dumbarton Rock:-

River Leven and Dumbarton from Dumbarton Rock

River Leven and Dumbarton with Ben Lomond in background:-

River Leven at Dumbarton, Ben Lomond in Background

Rivers Leven and Clyde at Dumbarton:-

Rivers Leven and Clyde at Dumbarton

River Leven and Dumbarton From Dumbarton Rock. As a child the good lady used to play on the rocks on the riverside below where this was taken from:-

View of River Leven and Dumbarton From Dumbarton Rock

Somewhere else she used to play was in this burn by the Swing Park. Well, that’s what it was always called when I was young. It’s apparently known officially as the East End Park:-

Burn by the Swing Park, Dumbarton

Kemback, Second Waterfall

Thsi one is on the Ceres Burn which runs through the village:-

Waterfall in Ceres Burn, Kemback

Closer view but through trees:-

Waterfall in Ceres Burn, Kemback Through Trees

Video. It looked like goats that were in that small compound near the waterfall:-

Video of Waterfall in Ceres Burn, Kemback

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