Ian McCracken Photography
High tide and strong easterly winds made for some wild and scenic views down at the shore today.
As viewed from half way up the Scott Monument.
Dunnottar Castle (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Fhoithear, "fort on the shelving slope") is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of Stonehaven. The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th and 16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been fortified in the Early Middle Ages. Dunnottar has played a prominent role in the history of Scotland through to the 18th-century Jacobite risings because of its strategic location and defensive strength. Dunnottar is best known as the place where the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish crown jewels, were hidden from Oliver Cromwell's invading army in the 17th century. The property of the Keiths from the 14th century, and the seat of the Earl Marischal, Dunnottar declined after the last Earl forfeited his titles by taking part in the Jacobite rebellion of 1715. The castle was restored in the 20th century and is now open to the public. Source: Wikipedia
A panoramic view from the 5th floor of the Baltic Centre for Contemorary Arts, looking up the River Tyne and over to the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Approaching Markinch, in Fife. Markinch is a both a town and a parish in the heart of Fife, Scotland. According to an estimate taken in 2008, the town has a population of 2,420. Markinch is east of Fife's administrative centre, Glenrothes and preceded Cupar as Fife's place of warranty and justice prior to the 13th century. (Wikipedia)
WWII observation post on the coast of Fife at Tentsmuir.
A view from the Dundee side of the River Tay
The Edinburgh to Dundee train crossing the Tay Bridge on a very calm, sunny afternoon.
A view from South Queensferry