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Dalguise Viaduct

This grade A listed railway viaduct, just north of Dunkeld near the A9 main road between Perth and Inverness, was designed by Joseph Mitchell to carry the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway across the River Tay and opened on 9 September 1863 at a cost of £20,395; it remains in use. It is of lattice […]

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Tay Bridge and west Dundee from The Law

During a violent storm on the evening of 28 December 1879, the centre section of the first Tay Bridge, known as the “High Girders”, collapsed, taking with it a train that was running on its single track. Seventy-five lives were lost, including the son-in-law of design engineer Sir Thomas Bouch. The total number was only […]

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Dundee from The Law

The Law, which takes its name from the Gaelic word for hill or more likely, from Anglo-Saxon hlāw (modern Scots law) meaning a (grave-)mound or hill, is the basalt plug of an extinct volcano. The hill’s summit is 174 metres above sea level. Archaeological evidence of burials suggest that the law may have been used […]

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Slightly dodgy stitching and a lack of sharpness on this one, as I used a compact camera (which appears to digitally produce a light vignette) and I took the photos hurriedly. This is where the Firth of Tay (estuary, to the left) turns into the River Tay (to the right), at Dundee on the east […]

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