12th April 2019
Lochnagar or Beinn Chìochan is a mountain in the Grampians of Scotland, located about five miles south of the River Dee near Balmoral.
“Away, ye gay landscapes, ye gardens of roses!George Gordon, Lord Byron, 1807
In you let the minions of luxury rove;
Restore me the rocks, where the snow-flake reposes,
Though still they are sacred to freedom and love:
Yet, Caledonia, belov’d are thy mountains,
Round their white summits though elements war;
Though cataracts foam ‘stead of smooth-flowing fountains,
I sigh for the valley of dark Loch na Garr.”
8th April 2019
Glen Garioch distillery (pronounced “Glen Geery” in the Doric dialect of Aberdeen) is one of the oldest whisky distilleries in Scotland, dating back to 1797. It is situated just outside the village of Old Meldrum, 19 miles from Aberdeen, and is the city’s closest whisky distillery.
7th April 2019
“Marischal College is the second largest granite building in the World, after the Escorial in Spain.
It is a blend of two styles: A. Marshall Mackenzie’s ‘perpendicular gothic’ (1890s) and Archibald Simpson’s earlier more austere architecture (1837). The overall style is a combination of different aesthetics and the opportunities given by various granite working technologies.
Simpson’s older building is built of Rubislaw stone and the modern gothic from Kemnay granite. Although originally constructed for Aberdeen University, it recently under went extensive restoration work and since 2011 has been the headquarters for Aberdeen City Council.”VisitAberdeenshire
“It was constructed as part of the University of Aberdeen. The university still uses parts of the building to house a museum and for ceremonial events, although, since 2011, it has acted as the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council. Today, it provides corporate office space and public access to council services, adjacent to the Town House, the city’s historic seat of local government.”
Wikipedia Page: Marischal College, Aberdeen