Today was my day for going
around Clan MacPherson lands so I took off from Pitlochry on the A9
towards Inverness but heading for Newtonmore some one and a half hours up
the road where the Clan MacPherson museum is.
Note: As I was in
the middle of publishing these pictures I got an email in from Martha G.
McMahan, Southeast Commissioner of the Clan Macpherson Association
informing me that this week (w/c 26th October 2003) Lady Cluny, Shelia
Macpherson, died at hospital in Dundee. I'd thus like to dedicate
these pictures to her memory.
Now on the approach road to Newtonmore
We have now arrived in Newtonmore
And it was into the museum where I got
Here is a map of Clan Country which the Museum gave
me and I set out to follow this and take loads of pictures on the way.
Well done Clan MacPherson!!!
This is me heading down the road from
Newtonmore towards Cluny Castle and then I'm heading around Laggan and
then up the wee road towards the MacPherson cairn.
It was really cold so taking a break in the
wee Pottery and Coffee Shop was most welcome and I have to say they have
wonderful home made cakes and scones so you really must try them when you
I'm now heading up to the cairn and there is a
sign that the sun might be coming through!
And we come to the intersection where we head
down the wee road to the cairn
And we arrive at the cairn
This is an old MacPherson Postcard
So these are all pictures around the cairn so
now it's time to move on with our journey back to Newtonmore and then onto
Coming into Newtonmore and you can see it's a
wee bit sunny this time around
I went back to the Highland Folk Museum
specifically to photograph the Sheiling which I missed on my last trip but
couldn't resist taking a picture of this cute pig :-)
As you'll know Sheilings were temporary houses
often put up by one or two person when rounding up castle of working away
So this is us arriving at Kingussie
And this is turning off the main road in
Kingussie towards Ruthven Barracks
And these are all view of Ruthven Barracks and
over to the surrounding countryside and Kingussie
And these last two are just to show you
firstly how far I walked to take these Ruthven pictures and also what the
main street looks like in Kingussie