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In search of Nessie

Inverness

sunny 60 °F

After a late flight and missed connection, I met my brother in Inverness Scotland for the start of our trip to Ft. William along Loch Ness with Caledonian Discovery aboard the barge Ros Crana.

Inverness is the administrative centre for The Highland Council and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands. Historically it served as the county town of the county of Inverness-shire. Inverness lies near two important battle sites: the 11th-century battle of Blàr nam Fèinne against Norway which took place on the Aird, and the 18th century Battle of Culloden which took place on Culloden Moor. It is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom and lies within the Great Glen (Gleann Mòr) at its northeastern extremity where the River Ness enters the Beauly Firth. At the latest, a settlement was established by the 6th century with the first royal charter being granted by Dabíd mac Maíl Choluim (King David I) in the 12th century. Inverness and Inverness-shire are closely linked to various influential clans, including Clan Mackintosh, Clan Fraser and Clan MacKenzie.

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Posted by rpickett 12:27 Tagged inverness

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I love most anything Scottish, after all my first name, Bruce is Scottish and means lord. Thank you Rusty for wonderful memories.

by Bruce Sandelin

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