Thursday, January 11, 2018

SCOTLAND - Nature

Usha suasana sekitar pekan dan kawasan Kyleakin dan Culloden di Scotland.

Kyleakin (/kaɪlˈɑːkɪn/; Scottish Gaelic: Caol Àcain) is a village situated on the east coast of the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. The village is along the strait of Kyle Akin opposite the northwest Scottish mainland town of Kyle of Lochalsh. Kyleakin is within the parish of Strath.

Its name derives from 'Strait of Haakon' named after the King Haakon IV of Norway whose fleet moored there prior to the Battle of Largs in 1263 which ended Norwegian rule of the island.

In the early 19th century, Lord Macdonald conceived a grandiose plan for the development of Kyleakin, to be re-christened "New Liverpool". A contemporary print, intended to illustrate his plans, shows row upon row of tenement buildings but the project never came to fruition.

















Culloden (/kəˈlɒdən/[ About this sound listen (help·info); from Scottish Gaelic Cùl Lodain, "back of the small pond"; modern Gaelic Cùil Lodair) is the name of a village three miles east of Inverness, Scotland and the surrounding area. Three miles south of the village is Drumossie Moor (often called Culloden Moor), site of the Battle of Culloden.


Culloden village was originally made up of estate houses attached to Culloden House. Historic buildings include Culloden House itself, which is now a hotel, the Culloden stables, now rebuilt as holiday homes, and the historic tithe barn which is now the Barn Church. Additional interesting buildings nearby include the Loch Lann Kennels, the Doocot and the ice house. In the 1960s an area near the historic village was drained for a council housing project, including Culloden Stores, Culloden Academy and Duncan Forbes Primary School, named after the Forbeses of Culloden, who owned Culloden House from 1626 to 1897. More recent private housing developments have since grown up around it. Culloden House now stands as one of the luxury country house hotels in Scotland and is home to the famous CHBs.

The parish of Culloden includes three other communities: Balloch /bəˈlɒx/, Smithton and Westhill. Like Culloden, Balloch is a village of some antiquity. Smithton and Westhill are post-war housing developments. Note possible confusion with Balloch /ˈbæləx/ in West Dunbartonshire or Balloch in Cumbernauld and Westhill, Skene near Aberdeen.















Both places should be in your list if visiting Scotland for its beauty and nature !

Highly recommended.



When I was young
I never needed anyone
And making love was just for fun
Those days are gone
Livin' alone
I think of all the friends I've known
When I dial the telephone
Nobody's home

All by myself
Don't wanna be
All by myself
Anymore

Hard to be sure
Sometimes I feel so insecure
And loves so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

All by myself
Don't wanna be
All by myself
Anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live
All by myself
Anymore

When I was young
I never needed anyone
Making love was just for fun
Those days are gone

All by myself
Don't wanna be
All by myself
Anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live
Oh
Don't wanna live
By myself, by myself
Anymore
By myself
Anymore
Oh
All by myself
Don't wanna live
I never, never, never
Needed anyone

9 comments :

  1. Rindu saya sama Scotland. Bayangkan saya lawat Scotland pada 2008, 10 tahun yang lepas.

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    1. time to revisit DD... i need to go again.. on my own.

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  2. Pemandangan luar biasa yang menyingkapkan hasil karya penciptaan Allah yang mengagumkan

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  3. cantik sangat Scotland ni...road trip ke kat sana?

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    1. opis trip.. pegi ramai ramai. x best sgt. tak puas explore. asyik dok jaga org je.

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  4. Doh bila plok sampai negeri mek selemoh skotleng ni.

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