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pertaining to or abounding in birds

Tour up to Durness, down to Ullapool and back via Corrieshalloch; a photo blog.

Blue car sat the side of an empty single carriage-road. Open skies light up a heather-covered hill

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Recently finished Lost Connections by Johann Hari.

After reading Chasing the Scream and it having such a changing effect on my views around drug use and reform I was looking forward to this book.

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Poetry from the First and Second World Wars have few similarities to the poetry of earlier conflict, like Jacobite poetry, though they in places seem to be used as an homage or link to the poetry of earlier conflict. Far greater are the number of differences, most notably in tone, characterisation and style.

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Introduction

The Jacobite Risings of 1680-1746 has provided many poems, perhaps one of the largest repositories of Scottish poetry. It comes in many languages too, which cover Scottish and Irish Gaelic, Scots, Scots English, French and English; so covers a multitude of cultures and views. Poetry, by nature, is emotive and driven by emotion which could be argued colour the poets accounts of events, especially large and tumultuous events throughout the 1715 and 1745 risings. I am going to explore the correlation of three poems of The Risings as recounted in poetry to what is known to have occurred via historical accounts.

A brief historical account seems necessary for perspective in the poems, before taking a look at them, so we can see where and how they diverge from the generally accepted view of the events. This should help provide a timeline of events and a baseline of what happened and where.

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I was fortunate to have recently been given a camera trap by my parents. I made some intonations that there was a variety of wildlife here that often set off the security light outside. However the animals were often gone before I could really see them, so rapid are they at getting to where they want to be.

The camera trap worked very well indeed and has provided some lovely images of the animals that live and visit. I've had pictures of badgers, deer, owl, mice and wildcats.

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This is an essay I wrote on the question of 'To what extent did Enlightenment ideas drive the agricultural revolution of eighteenth-century Scotland?' I have uploaded it here in the hope that people will enjoy it or at least find it of interest. The references are at the bottom and that has some gems of references, especially on JSTOR.

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Family are visiting currently. They've never been to Scotland before, nevermind the Highlands. So we've got a great opportunity to visit the great places nearby.

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After trying #100DaysToOffload, a challenge that wasn't suited to me. I'm not a fan of regularly blog-posting and I struggle with working out what to write. I came across a toot from Amolith who offered a different challenge, one that I think will suit me more.

In comes #100DaystoRead.

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This is an extract of an essay I wrote for my uni work, I really enjoyed reasearching it and I hope that comes across in the writing.
I visited Culloden Battlefield, Inverness Library and Inverness Archive Centre in trying to find information on this. The essay took a turn and became more about Lord Lovat than I intended.

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I made a trip to Clava Cairns and Milton of Clava at autumn equinox 2019

Information board showing the layout of the clava site One of the information boards at the site

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