By David Squires
"Anyone who has walked or climbed in Scotland will ultimately come upon a view indicator - one of many discs or plates which establish surrounding positive aspects within the panorama. this can be the 1st full-length paintings dedicated to those units. because the first indicator seemed in 1890 at women' Rock in Stirling, greater than 340 were put in at viewpoints round Scotland - on hilltops, coastal websites, historic structures, parks, golfing classes and lay-bys. they vary from the Mull of Galloway to Shetland, and from sea point to the country's maximum mountains. 349 perspectives of Scotland is a entire and exciting directory of those symptoms, offering information regarding their actual description, dressmaker, date and a few of the trusts, teams, councils, and so on. that outfitted them. Thirty-two maps convey the place the symptoms can be found and there are over one hundred thirty pictures, a few of which date again decades, supplying a desirable old element to the booklet. during his examine, the writer has visited all of the websites at the list"-- Read more...
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The opening ceremony was attended by more than 400 people including bagpipers. Opera singer George Macpherson led the gathering in a rendition of Psalm 121, ‘I to the hills will lift mine eyes’. The disc is sited a few yards from a cairn which was built at the same time. Beinn a’Chrasgain 828m is not visible. Creag Dubh: The Annual of the Clan Macpherson Association, Highland Printers: Inverness, Number 49, 1997 The indicator at the Cluny Cairn memorial. Photo taken 11/12/2010. 31 349 Views of Scotland Morar Cross NM 679 927 Stainless steel plate on a stone plinth.
The disc is sited a few yards from a cairn which was built at the same time. Beinn a’Chrasgain 828m is not visible. Creag Dubh: The Annual of the Clan Macpherson Association, Highland Printers: Inverness, Number 49, 1997 The indicator at the Cluny Cairn memorial. Photo taken 11/12/2010. 31 349 Views of Scotland Morar Cross NM 679 927 Stainless steel plate on a stone plinth. Designed by Pat Ritchie and Archie MacLellan; erected by Morar Community Council and Highland Regional Council. At the unveiling ceremony of Tuesday, 7 July 1987, a crowd of 56 were encouraged to sing ‘The Road to the Isles’ and ‘The Silver Sands of Morar’.
Designed by James Mackay, erected by the Bailies of Bennachie, and unveiled on 14 or 15 July 1974.
349 views of Scotland by David Squires