Which way? I’m going to be in the hills this weekend (Braemar to Aviemore through the Lairig Ghru) which I’m looking forward to. This is a bit further east in Glen Tanar
And so we have rain again in Aberdeen again after what seems like the longest dry spell ever. This is a former gatehouse to what was Craigiebuckler House and is now part of the James Hutton Institute. Nice to see the railings being refurbished (currently sporting the ‘Forth Bridge’ red undercoat look)
Duffus Castle is a fantastic ruin near Elgin. It was in use from around 1140 and finally abandoned in 1705. Great place for a picnic.
The garden at Boath House near Auldearn. Fantastic food here. It was Michelin starred until recently when they took the decision that they’d prefer not to have one. We took my dad for his birthday lunch and it was superb!
Rolling stock at the Ferryhill Railway Heritage Trust. Tucked in behind Duthie Park, you might never know it’s there. The turntable has just been refurbished which means there will be a capability to turn around steam locos. That means we’ll be getting steam trains 🚂 back in Aberdeen some time soon😄
Wartime defences on the beach near Findhorn. The large blocks are tank traps and the building is a a pill box. All of them have been undercut by the sea and toppled after nearly 80 years of tidal action. These would have been supplemented by a lot of barbed wire in their original form.
Corrugated iron, slate, wood, granite and mortar. Love these traditional materials on display in this barn between Aberdeen and Banchory
I have to admit, I am not entirely sure about this building on Hutcheon Street. I always assumed it was a disused tram depot given the height of the doors. However, although the trams went down George Street they never went down Hutcheon Street. What my research tells me is that it was the Aberdeen Hide and Tallow market until it fell into disuse.
Tenement door on Great Western Place. The original doorbells have been painted over, but six bells equals six flats.
So, this is a sneaky glimpse of my garden this afternoon. Lupins looking super at this time of year.
Had to stop the other day when I was cycling down Stanley Street. Spotted this classical entrance which is great. Never seen another one like this on an ‘ordinary’ terrace in Aberdeen. Is it unique??? 🏛🚴♂️
Albert Terrace is one of the prettiest streets in Aberdeen. However, these days it’s a cul de sac so not much cause to go down it.