Following in the footsteps of the Picts – the Pictish Trail and the stones of Shandwick and Hilton

View Balintore from Shandwick StoneOver a thousand years ago Easter Ross was home to the Picts. Today, carved standing stones serve as a reminder of their presence. Follow the Pictish Trail to the Seaboard Villages and visit the  Shandwick, Hilton and Nigg stones as part of your Highland holiday.

As a poor student in Edinburgh one of my favorite outings was to one of the many free galleries and museums in the city. It was a great way to stay warm and maybe even to learn something. Continue reading “Following in the footsteps of the Picts – the Pictish Trail and the stones of Shandwick and Hilton”

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Following the Seaboard Sculpture Trail

Mermaid of the North balintoreFollow the Seaboard Villages’ Sculpture Trail and discover the history of Balintore, Shandwick and Hilton

Last weekend, my eldest daughter, Simone, came to visit. It was one of those calm, crisp, blue-skied winter days. Perfect for a wee stroll so after a late lunch we headed off to the Seaboard Sculpture Trail. Continue reading “Following the Seaboard Sculpture Trail”