Thursday, 28 February 2008

Ancestry Tours of Brodick Castle Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Brodick Castle, Island of Arran, Scotland. Arran in 1846. A Scottish island, in the county of Bute; comprising the parishes of Kilbride and Kilmory, and containing 6241 inhabitants. This island, called Glotta Astuarium by the Romans, is situated in the Frith of Clyde, between the coast of Ayrshire, which is on the east, distant about thirteen miles, and Cantyre, in Argyllshire, lying to the west, and distant about six miles. It is of an oval form, indented by bays, and thirty miles in length, and fifteen in its greatest breadth; the surface throughout is rugged and mountainous, and intersected with mossy glens, whence streams, flowing from the heights, make their course to the sea. There are several safe and commodious harbours, of which that of Lamlash, on the east side, will afford good anchorage to several hundred vessels; and the Cock of Arran, on the northern extremity, is a well-known landmark. The higher parts of the island are rocky and sterile, and generally covered with fern and heath, but in the valleys, and in the vicinity of the lakes, which are five in number, the soil is moderately fertile, though not well cultivated. Coal and limestone are said to exist; freestone, ironstone, and marble are abundant, and jasper has been found on Goat-Fell, a hill above 3000 feet in height. There are several cairns, and some remains of Druidical edifices, many ruins of ancient fortresses, and some natural caves, remarkable for their great extent; and various places exhibit marks of volcanic fire. Arran is the property of the Duke of Hamilton, and gives the title of Earl to his grace, who has an ancient seat here, called Brodick Castle.

Ancestry Tours of Kilmuir Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Kilmuir Scotland. Stone House, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Stone House, Isle of Skye, Scotland Photographic Poster Print by Gavriel Jecan, 24x18.

Kilmuir in 1846. Kilmuir is a parish, in the Isle of Skye, county of Inverness, 18 miles (N. by W.) from Portree; containing, with nearly all of the quoad sacra parish of Steinscholl, 3625 inhabitants. This place, which forms the northern extremity of the Isle of Skye, is known to have derived its name from the dedication of its church to St. Mary. Its early history is involved in great obscurity; but it is generally supposed to have been inhabited, in common with the adjacent districts, by the ancient Caledonians, or Picts, and subsequently by a colony of Norwegians, whom the tyranny of Harold Harfager, their king, had induced to quit their native country and to settle here. From this and the surrounding islands the settlers made frequent piratical incursions upon the coast of Norway; and for the suppression of these, the king, in concert with his allies, assembled a powerful fleet, which he sent against his revolted subjects; and he ultimately succeeded in annexing the islands to the crown of Norway. After the defeat of the Norwegians in the battle of Largs, by Alexander III., the Western Isles were ceded to the kingdom of Scotland, but were still under the government of the lords of the Isles, who exercised a kind of sovereignty independent of the crown. Of these chieftains the most important were the Macdonalds, descendants of Somerled, Lord of Argyll, between whom and the Macleods of Dunvegan, and other clans, feuds prevailed to such an extent as to induce James V., in 1540, to arm a fleet to reduce them to subjection. The king in person visited the different islands of the Hebrides, and in the parish of Kilmuir was met by a number of chiefs who claimed relationship with the lords of the Isles. In 1715, Sir Donald Macdonald sent a strong body of his vassals from this and neighbouring parishes to the battle of Sherriffmuir; but neither he nor Macleod of Dunvegan could be prevailed upon to join the forces of the Pretender at the battle of Culloden. Of this family was the heroic Flora Macdonald, who, in the disguise of a servant, conducted Prince Charles from Long Island to Monkstadt, in this parish, and was sent as a prisoner to the Tower of London, from which, however, she was released at the intercession of Frederick, Prince of Wales.

The parish is bounded on the north, east, and west by the sea, and on the south by the parish of Snizort; it is about sixteen miles in length, varying from six to ten miles in breadth, and comprises 30,000 acres, of which 5000 are arable, nearly the same quantity meadow and pasture, and the remainder chiefly moorland, hill pasture, and waste. The surface is intersected by a range of hills, of which the highest has an elevation of 1200 feet above the level of the sea; and there are several smaller hills, covered with verdure, and of picturesque appearance. Within the bosom of a mountainous height, of precipitous acclivity on the west, and on the north-east inaccessible on account of rugged rocks and masses of columnar basalt, is a fertile plain of singular beauty, designated Quiraing, of sufficient extent to afford pasture for a short time to 4000 head of cattle, and which was formerly resorted to as a place of safety in times of danger. The coast is indented with numerous bays, of which the principal are those of Cammusmore, Duntulm, Kilmaluag, and Altivaig; but Duntulm alone affords safe anchorage. The chief islands off the coast are, Iasgair or Yesker, Fladdachuain, Tulm, Trodda, Altivaig, and Fladda: of these, Fladdachuain, about three-quarters of a mile long and 300 yards in breadth, was the site of a Druidical temple. The isles are uninhabited, affording only pasture for cattle. There are some small lakes, in which are found black and yellow trout: one lake has been lately drained, and converted into good arable ground.

The land in cultivation is principally a tract about two miles in breadth along the shores, and the soil in that part is tolerably fertile, though the system of husbandry is still in a very imperfect state; the chief crops produced are oats and potatoes. The sheep generally reared in the pastures, are of the black-faced and Cheviot breeds; and the cattle, of the Highland, with the exception of cows on the dairy-farms, which are of the Ayrshire, breed. There is no village of any importance: a post-office, under that of Portree, has been established, from which letters are conveyed to Kilmaluag and Steinscholl districts, by a private runner. A road along the south-east boundary of the parish was opened about the year 1830, and is kept in repair by statute labour. The ecclesiastical affairs are under the superintendence of the presbytery of Skye and synod of Glenelg. The minister's stipend is £158. 6. 8., with a manse, and a glebe valued at £10 per annum; patron, the Crown. The church was built in 1810, and contains 700 sittings, which are all free. The parochial school is well attended; the master has a salary of £30, with a house and garden, and the fees average £3 per annum. There is also a school, of which the master has a salary of £15, with a house and a portion of land, supported by the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge; and another school is maintained by the Gaelic School Society. The parish contains some interesting remains of the once magnificent castle of Duntulm, the ancient residence of the Macdonalds, situated on a lofty rock overlooking the bay of that name; and there are vestiges of Culdee cells, and numerous remains of ancient forts, supposed to be chiefly of Danish origin.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Ancestry Tours of Duntroon Scotland


Duntroon Castle. Duntroon Castle (Black & White) Framed Art Poster Print - 24" X 36".

Ancestry Tours of Kilmartin and Duntroon Castle, Scotland. Kilmartin in 1836, A parish, in the district and county of Argyll, 7½ miles (N. N. W.) from Lochgilphead; containing 1233 inhabitants. This place, which is supposed, like many others, to have derived its name from the founder of its ancient church, formed part of the possessions of the Campbell family, of whose baronial residence, Duntroon Castle, there are still considerable remains. The parish, which is bounded on the north-east by Loch Awe, on the north-west by Loch Craignish, and on the south-west by Loch Crinan, is about twelve miles in length and three and a half in breadth, comprising 24,530 acres, of which 3456 are arable, 400 meadow, 1200 woodland and plantations, and the remainder rough pasture and waste. The surface, towards the north-east, for some miles along the shore of Loch Awe, rises abruptly from the margin of the lake to an elevation of 1000 feet, from which it descends precipitously in the direction of Loch Craignish, forming a continuous ridge of hills, of which the highest, Benvan, adjoining the hill of Kilmartin, is 1200 feet above the level of the sea. The beautiful valley of Kilmartin extends from within a mile of Loch Awe, for nearly three miles, towards the west, between lofty hills ascending perpendicularly from their base. Not far from its termination at the village, it expands into a level plain almost 6000 acres in extent. Throughout the windings of the vale may be traced the channel of a large river, through which the waters of Loch Awe anciently discharged themselves into the bay of Crinan; and in several parts are terraces rising to a height of fifty or sixty feet above the level of the valley, supposed to have been formed by the river in its course.

The soil is generally a light friable mould, alternated in some parts with tracts of greater depth and fertility; the chief crops are, oats, bear, and barley, with turnips and potatoes, for which last the soil is more especially adapted. The system of husbandry is in an advancing state; draining is extensively practised, and tiles for that purpose are made in the vale of Kilmartin, where good clay is found. Great quantities of waste land have been reclaimed and brought into cultivation on the Poltalloch estate. The cattle are of the West Highland breed, with a few of the Ayrshire, Galloway, and Durham breeds, to the improvement of which much attention is paid; about 2000 head of all kinds are pastured in the parish. The sheep, of which 9000 are reared on the several farms, are of the black-faced native breed, with some of the Cheviot, Leicestershire, and South Down breeds, which have been recently introduced. The plantations are, ash, oak, birch, alder, hazel, larch, poplar, beech, plane, lime, holly, elm, and Scotch and silver firs, all of which are in a very thriving state. The substrata are chiefly mica and chlorite slate, with veins of crystalline limestone and hornblende: copper-ore has also been found, and was formerly worked, but with what success is uncertain. The rateable annual value of the parish is £5852. Kilmartin House is a handsome mansion, pleasantly situated about half a mile from the village, and the remains of the ancient castle of Duntroon have been repaired, and formed into a comfortable residence. The village has been entirely rebuilt within the last few years, and consists of substantial and neat cottages roofed with slate, to each of which is attached a garden and shrubbery, inclosed with railings. Large markets for the sale of horses and hiring of servants are held in the village, on the first Thursday in March and the fourth Thursday in November; and at the Ford, near Loch Awe, on the first Thursdays in August and September, at which considerable sales of lambs, sheep, and wool take place. A private runner brings letters daily from the post-office at Lochgilphead; and facility of communication is afforded by good roads, and by steamers from Lochgilphead to Glasgow and the intermediate ports, daily in winter, and twice in the day during the summer. There is an excellent harbour at Loch Crinan, which is much frequented by vessels taking shelter in stormy weather.

The ecclesiastical affairs are under the superintendence of the presbytery of Inverary and synod of Argyll. The minister's stipend is £189, with a manse, and a glebe valued at £15 per annum; patron, the Duke of Argyll. The church, erected in 1835, is a handsome structure in the early English style of architecture, with a square embattled tower, and contains 520 sittings: divine service is performed both in the English and Gaelic language. The parochial school is well attended; the master has a salary of £34, with a house and garden, in addition to the fees. There are two other schools at the extremities of the parish, for younger children, who, from its distance, are unable to attend the parochial school: Mr. Malcolm gives a salary to the masters. A school of industry for girls has recently been established within a mile of Kilmartin, for the tenants on the Poltalloch estate, and for which Mr. Malcolm has built a handsome house, at a cost of £1000: in addition to the usual routine of instruction, the children are taught all the most useful branches of needle-work, knitting, and laundry-work. In the valley of Kilmartin, are several large circular cairns, in which have been found stone coffins about four feet in length, containing ashes and human bones; and in one of them were some silver coins of Ethelred, and in others implements of war. Near the cairns are numerous upright stones. Not far from Duntroon is an ancient circular building of great thickness, inclosing a large area, into which is only one narrow entrance, and which is supposed to have been a place of safety for cattle and other property in times of danger. On an eminence to the north of the village are the ruins of the old castle of Kilmartin; and at the head of the valley are the remains of the castle of Carnassary, the residence of Bishop Carswell, who was appointed to the see of Argyll soon after the Reformation, and whose name is intimately associated with the controversy that was subsequently carried on respecting the authenticity of Ossian's poems.

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Saturday, 23 February 2008

Getting Started on Your Scottish Genealogy Website

This is a comprehensive guide which covers every aspect of creating a genealogy website. This book will show you that creating a Scottish genealogy website is no harder than creating any complex document such as a senior thesis, big term paper or a large report. You will find that while non-trivial, it is very doable especially for you as an experienced genealogist since you work with information including its organization and documentation on a daily basis.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Ancestry Tours of Ballachulish Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Ballachulish Scotland. Ballachulish is a village by the shore of Loch Leven and not far from Glencoe village and Glencoe.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Ancestry Tours of Coxton Tower Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Coxton Tower Scotland. A four storey stone tower house, founded by the Innes family.

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Saturday, 16 February 2008

Duff Family History


Duff Family History. The Duff Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the Duff name. The book is just one of an entire series of family name books in the Our Name in History collection. Each book in the collection is printed on demand and is compiled from hundreds of millions of records from the world's largest online resource of family history, Ancestry.com. This particular book follows the Duff family name through history and makes the perfect gift for your family members and anyone interested in the Duff name. In the book you'll find out about where people with the Duff last name originated. You may discover the countries and ports they left behind, the ships they sailed and more. You'll get a better idea of where people sharing the Duff name settled and where they may reside today in the United States, Canada, England and other countries. You'll get all this information and much more in your Duff family name book. The Duff Name in History.

Duff House and the Earl of Fife.

Kennedy Family History


The Kennedy Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the Kennedy name. The book is just one of an entire series of family name books in the Our Name in History collection. Each book in the collection is printed on demand and is compiled from hundreds of millions of records from the world's largest online resource of family history, Ancestry.com. This particular book follows the Kennedy family name through history and makes the perfect gift for your family members and anyone interested in the Kennedy name. In the book you'll find out about where people with the Kennedy last name originated. You may discover the countries and ports they left behind, the ships they sailed and more. You'll get a better idea of where people sharing the Kennedy name settled and where they may reside today in the United States, Canada, England and other countries. The Kennedy Name in History.

The most magnificent Kennedy legacy is Culzean Castle, on the clifftops overlooking the Firth of Clyde.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Ancestry Tours of Stormont Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Stormont Scotland. The Ancient District of Stormont lies on the southern edge of the Grampian Highlands at the point where the River Tay frees itself from the grip of the mountains and begins its majestic progress across the neighbouring Lowlands to Perth and the sea.

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Monday, 11 February 2008

Strathearn Family History


The Strathearn Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the Strathearn name. The book is just one of an entire series of family name books in the Our Name in History collection. Each book in the collection is printed on demand and is compiled from hundreds of millions of records from the world's largest online resource of family history, Ancestry.com. This particular book follows the Strathearn family name through history and makes the perfect gift for your family members and anyone interested in the Strathearn name. In the book you'll find out about where people with the Strathearn last name originated. You may discover the countries and ports they left behind, the ships they sailed and more. You'll get a better idea of where people sharing the Strathearn name settled and where they may reside today in the United States, Canada, England and other countries. You'll get all this information and much more in your Strathearn family name book. The Strathearn Name in History.

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Ancestry Tours of Strathnaver Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Strathnaver Scotland. Strathnaver, in the old county of Sutherland, was the site of some of the worst forced evictions of the Scottish Highland clearances in the early 19th century. Strathnaver is the ancestral home of the Clan MacKay.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

MacLeod Family History


The MacLeod Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the MacLeod name. The book is just one of an entire series of family name books in the Our Name in History collection. Each book in the collection is printed on demand and is compiled from hundreds of millions of records from the world's largest online resource of family history, Ancestry.com. This particular book follows the MacLeod family name through history and makes the perfect gift for your family members and anyone interested in the MacLeod name. In the book you'll find out about where people with the MacLeod last name originated. You may discover the countries and ports they left behind, the ships they sailed and more. You'll get a better idea of where people sharing the MacLeod name settled and where they may reside today in the United States, Canada, England and other countries. You'll get all this information and much more in your MacLeod family name book. The MacLeod Name in History.

Fraser Family History


The Fraser Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the Fraser name. The book is just one of an entire series of family name books in the Our Name in History collection. Each book in the collection is printed on demand and is compiled from hundreds of millions of records from the world's largest online resource of family history, Ancestry.com. This particular book follows the Fraser family name through history and makes the perfect gift for your family members and anyone interested in the Fraser name. In the book you'll find out about where people with the Fraser last name originated. You may discover the countries and ports they left behind, the ships they sailed and more. You'll get a better idea of where people sharing the Fraser name settled and where they may reside today in the United States, Canada, England and other countries. You'll get all this information and much more in your Fraser family name book. The Fraser Name in History.

The Boleskine graveyard is particularly associated with many of the Fraser families of the area. The mossy inscriptions recall Frasers who were tacksmen, shepherds or merchants, ordinary folk in the main: one a cashier at Inverness's Rose Street foundry, another a stationmaster on the Highland Railway.

Mackay Family History


The MacKay Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the MacKay name. The book is just one of an entire series of family name books in the Our Name in History collection. Each book in the collection is printed on demand and is compiled from hundreds of millions of records from the world's largest online resource of family history, Ancestry.com. This particular book follows the MacKay family name through history and makes the perfect gift for your family members and anyone interested in the MacKay name. In the book you'll find out about where people with the MacKay last name originated. You may discover the countries and ports they left behind, the ships they sailed and more. You'll get a better idea of where people sharing the MacKay name settled and where they may reside today in the United States, Canada, England and other countries. You'll get all this information and much more in your MacKay family name book. The MacKay Name in History.

Mackay's Regiment. Europe in the first half of the 17th century was gripped by the 30 Years' War, a conflict that began as a minor rebellion in Bohemia and finished as a struggle between the great powers France and Spain. Though the Scottish kingdom managed to stay out of the war, Scotsmen did become engaged. In 1626 Donald Mackay of Farr obtained a licence from Charles I to levy 3000 Scots soldiers to defend the Protestant faith and fight for the king's sister Elizabeth, wife of the deposed Protestant king of Bohemia.

Friday, 8 February 2008

Aberdeen Family History


Aberdeen Family History. The Aberdeen Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the Aberdeen name. The book is just one of an entire series of family name books in the Our Name in History collection. Each book in the collection is printed on demand and is compiled from hundreds of millions of records from the world's largest online resource of family history, Ancestry.com. This particular book follows the Aberdeen family name through history and makes the perfect gift for your family members and anyone interested in the Aberdeen name. In the book you'll find out about where people with the Aberdeen last name originated. You may discover the countries and ports they left behind, the ships they sailed and more. You'll get a better idea of where people sharing the Aberdeen name settled and where they may reside today in the United States, Canada, England and other countries. You'll get all this information and much more in your Aberdeen family name book. The Aberdeen Name in History.

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Abercrombie Family History


Abercrombie Family History. The Abercrombie Name in History is a customized book offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about the Abercrombie name. The book is just one of an entire series of family name books in the Our Name in History collection. Each book in the collection is printed on demand and is compiled from hundreds of millions of records from the world's largest online resource of family history, Ancestry.com. This particular book follows the Abercrombie family name through history and makes the perfect gift for your family members and anyone interested in the Abercrombie name. In the book you'll find out about where people with the Abercrombie last name originated. You may discover the countries and ports they left behind, the ships they sailed and more. You'll get a better idea of where people sharing the Abercrombie name settled and where they may reside today in the United States, Canada, England and other countries. You'll get all this information and much more in your Abercrombie family name book. The Abercrombie Name in History.

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Monday, 4 February 2008

Ancestry Tours of Aberdour Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Aberdour Scotland. Tour Aberdour, Fife, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland, Rent a Cottage in Scotland. Golf Scotland.

Ancestry Tours of Alyth Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Anstruther Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Ayr Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Balerno Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Brechin Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Brechin Scotland.


Ancestry Tours of Brechin Scotland.


Ancestry Tours of Brechin Scotland.

Tour Brechin, Angus, Scotland, on an Ancestry Tour of Scotland. Best Scottish Tours, Best Scottish Food, Best Scottish Hotels, Small Group Tours of Scotland. Rent a Cottage in Scotland. Golf Scotland.

Ancestry Tours of Bridge of Earn Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Kintillo Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Buckhaven Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Burntisland Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Callander Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Carnoustie Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Clydebank Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Cockenzie Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Corstorphine Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Cramond Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Cramond Brig Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Crossgates Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Cumnock Scotland


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Ancestry Tours of Dalkeith Palace Scotland


Ancestry Tours of Dalkeith Palace Scotland. Dalkeith has been in the Douglas and Scott family for almost six hundred years. The land once belonged to the Douglases of Dalkeith, who became the Earls of Morton. Dalkeith Castle was their stronghold. The 8th Earl of Morton sold the Castle and Estate to Charles I and it was as a hunting ground for him that the grounds as we see them today were first enclosed. The Castle and grounds were resold to Morton and then sold again in 1642 to Francis Scott 2nd Earl of Buccleuch. His daughter Anne married the Duke of Monmouth, eldest natural son of Charles II, and they were created Duke and Duchess of Monmouth and Buccleuch. When Monmouth died hes widow, Anne, instructed James Smith to use William of Orange's palace in Holland as a model for the palace at Dalkeith. This he did in 1701 and it was described as "the grandest of all early classical houses in Scotland". During the 1850's the architects Bryce and Burn added the conservatory and church. The Laundry Cottages have recently been restored and are now occupied as offices by Scottish Natural Heritage and the Edinburgh Green Belt Trust. The Estate has some very high quality arable land let to tenants and some excellent examples of well managed broadleaved woodlands. Some of the ancient Caledonian Oak Forest can be seen in the Park between the rivers North and South Esk.

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