Today we took a drive along the stunning “Road to the Isles” and over the bridge to the legendary Isle of Skye, known in poetry and song as Eilean a' Cheò (The Misty Isle). Weather was overcast again, but as with the rest of the trip, it only sprinkled while we were on the bus. Rain jackets were ready, but not needed.
"The history of Scotland is filled with strife and struggle. Many of our stops have been at especially prominent historic sites. I know not all of you are as interested in history as I am, so I'll highlight just a few.
1. The Ring of Brodgar on the Orkney Islands is a ring of huge Neolithic stones dating back over 3500 years ago. (Stonehenge is estimated to have been built 3100 years ago. )
2. Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands--Neolithic remains of a settlement dating to around 3,000B.C.
3. On April 16, 1746, at Culloden Battlefield, the last battle fought on British soil took place near Inverness when the Jacobites, lead by Bonnie Prince Charlie, staged their last major charge against the British in a failed attempt to regain Scottish independence. Nearly 2,000 Jacobites were killed or wounded and about 300 British Loyalists were killed or wounded.
You've seen these photos before, but here they are in the context of Lyn's history.