Castle Stalker - Loch Linnhe

Castle Stalker - Loch Linnhe

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Brian Cathie

Free Account, Glasgow

Castle Stalker - Loch Linnhe

Castle Stalker, built around 1540 by Duncan Stewart of Appin, this much-photographed castle was gifted by him to James IV for use as a hunting lodge. The castles Gaelic name Caisteal Stalcair translates as 'Castle of the Hunter'. It sits at the mouth of Loch Laich (by Loch Linnhe) on a rocky islet known as the Rock of the Cormorants.
The castle, like so many in Scotland, has had a turbulent history. One 17th century Stewart gambled it away to a Campbell for an eight-oared galley During the 1745 Jacobite Rising it was used as a garrison for troops.

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  • Glenn Capers 23/10/2010 6:15

    Oh I like this. I've seen this from the road deading to Inverness if this is the ame one. nice you got so close. no bogs? :)))))
  • Lichtlein 27/07/2010 21:58

    Wunderbar, wie hier das Castle bei Ebbe präsentiert wird. Eine starke Aufnahme.
    VG Lichtlein
  • Meleah 19/07/2010 20:29

    good atmosphaeric shot. the typical scottish clouds ;o)
    like it!
    greetz, Mel
  • redfox-dream-art-photography 17/07/2010 3:24

    Very good work!
    Your development is fantastic! You have become a great photographer!!!

    bw, redfox
  • Susana Miguel 15/07/2010 12:23

    Hello Brian:
    I like your photo, especially the combination of those grey skies and the reflection of both sky and castle in the low tide...
    I did not get that near to the castle, but saw it from a view point higher above, the Castle Stalker View, on the A828....will have to return there to get a closer look...
  • BRYAN CRUTE 11/07/2010 18:33

    Straight out of Highlander !
    Excellent work Brian

  • mike snead 11/07/2010 17:52

    beautiful in it's isolation.


  • Charly Roggow 10/07/2010 19:47

    sieht sehr gut aus
    LG Charly