Inverness to Glasgow

(Above image is a capture of Perthshire farming landscape.)

This evening, I am posting a selection of my images covering the train journey from Inverness, Scottish Highlands to Glasgow, S.W. Scotland following completion yesterday of the North Coast 500 tour.

The train line more or less tracks the the main A9 highway with journey time of about 3 hours 45 mins.

All the images herein were taken with a cellphone through the train window with resultant effect on quality.

The sequence does illustrate the changes in terrain and climate as the journey progressed from north to south.

Cairngorms after overnight snow. The Cairngorms are a mountain range in the eastern Highlands and comprise a national park.

Landscapes near Dalwhinnie (pop 80)   This village sits at an altitude of 1152 feet and is one of the coldest villages in the U.K.with average annual temperature of 6.6 C (43.9 F). It is suitable for winter walking and mountaineering activities.

Dalwhinnie Distillery. Founded in 1897 and produces 2.2m litres of spirit p.a.

A complete contrast of landscape and weather condition near Stirling in central Scotland. This is rich farming land producing cattle, sheep and barley. In the distance are a range of hills known as the Ochills. The name is derived from the pre-Gaelic Brittonic uchel meaning high. Ochill Hills means high hills in a combination of Brittonic (Welsh) and English.

The yellow colour on the hills is the flower of gorse, a wild and prickly shrub or, possibly. it's cousin, broom.

Here is an example of Perthshire farming landscape. The yellow patch in the distance is a crop called oil seed rape which is known as Canola in the U.S.A.


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