Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow palace‘On its lovely site overlooking the loch it remains, still beautiful, standing in emptiness and ruin, its walls and rooms open to the sky. […] Linlithgow makes me hope there may be a day when some humans will no longer think it desirable, or even acceptable, to kill one species in order to protect another, specially nurtured, carefully bred for the sole purpose of being shot for sport.’

(Esther Woolfson, Corvus: A Life with Birds, Granta)

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Loch an Uaine

Loch an Uaine

… the small and lovely Loch an Uaine, whose waters have the green gleam of old copper roofs …

(Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland, Canons)