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Falls of Falloch

Falls of Falloch is a waterfall and local beauty spot on the river Falloch off the A82. It is 7 km south-west of the village of Crianlarich in the county of Stirling in Scotland. It is also on the West Highland Way.

Falls of Shin

Falls of Shin is a waterfall on the River Shin, in northern Scotland, near the villages of Bonar Bridge and Lairg. Falls of Shin had a popular visitor centre, managed as part of Balnagown Estates, a company owned by former Harrods boss Mohamed Al ...

Firth of Forth Banks Complex

The name Firth of Forth Banks Complex refers to a complex of sand and gravel sea banks in the North Sea, lying at the mouth of the Firth of Forth in the seas off the east coast of Scotland. From south to north the banks are named the Berwick Bank ...

Fort Matilda

Fort Matilda is a suburb at the far western edge of Greenock, Scotland. Its name comes from a coastal battery built on Whiteforeland Point 1814–1819 to defend the River Clyde.

Fowlis Wester

Fowlis Wester is a small village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is around 6 kilometres east of Crieff and 19 kilometres west of Perth. The parish of Fowlis Wester includes the Abercairny estate to the south-west. The 13th-century parish churc ...

Gruinard Bay

Gruinard Bay is a large remote coastal embayment, located 12 miles north of Poolewe, in northwestern Ross and Cromarty, and is in the former parish of Lochbroom, in the west coast of Scotland.

Guisachan Fall

Guisachan Fall is a waterfall of Scotland. Known locally as Home Falls, they are located near to the ruins of Guisachan House, and can be accessed by a path which runs next to the Allt na Sidhean river. The remains of a hydro system which once po ...

Inchgalbraith

Inchgalbraith, is as its name implies, connected with Clan Galbraith, and was one of their strongholds. The remains of their ancient castle can still be seen on it. It is possibly a crannog. Probably, in the late 19th century the castle restored ...

Inverasdale

Inverasdale is a hamlet in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland, located by Loch Ewe, in the region of Wester Ross. Kay Matheson was born in Inverasdale in 1928. In 1950 she was part of the Removal of the Stone of Scone from Westminester Abbey. Th ...

Kilmarnock and Loudoun (district)

Kilmarnock and Loudoun was one of nineteen local government districts in the Strathclyde region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996. The district was formed by the Local Government Scotland Act 1973 from part of the county of Ayrshire, namely: The burg ...

King Street, Kilmarnock

King Street was once the principal business street in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. King Street runs from the "Cross" over the Kilmarnock Water and on to the junction with Titchfield Street.

Loch na Dal

Loch na Dal is a sea loch on the Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Kinloch Lodge, a hotel, is located on its northern shore and the A851 road runs along its southern shore. Although the meaning of the name is ...

Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura Marine Protected Area

Loch Sunart to the Sound of Jura Marine Protected Area is a Marine Protected Area off the west coast of Scotland. The MPA, which covers 741 km 2, includes the waters of Loch Sunart, the Sound of Mull, the Firth of Lorne and the Sound of Jura. It ...

Loch Veyatie

Loch Veyatie is a large body of water in north-west Scotland. It stretches for 6 km north-westwards from the settlement of Elphin, and lies between Suilven and Cùl Mor. It reaches depths of around 30 m.

Lower Auchenreath

Lower Auchenreath is a tiny rural settlement situated in the North East Coast of Scotland. It is home to a mixed arable/animal farm and is only a mile to the West of Port Gordon. Nearby is the Speyside walk and Spey Bay Golf Club. Originally ther ...

Moray and Nairn Coast

The Moray and Nairn Coast is a protected wetland site on the southern shore of the Moray Firth, in the west of Scotland. A total of 2.412 hectares comprises two areas: intertidal flats, saltmarsh sand dunes at Findhorn Bay and Culbin Bar, and all ...

North Uist Machair and Islands

The North Uist Machair and Islands is a protected wetland area in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. A total of 4.705 hectares comprises seven separate areas: four sites on the west and north coasts of North Uist, as well as the whole of the island ...

Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain

The Norwegian Boundary Sediment Plain is a Marine Protected Area lying to the northeast of Scotland. The MPA, which covers 164 km 2, lies at the very edge of Scottish offshore waters, close to the maritime boundary with Norway. The seabed of the ...

Noss Head

Noss Head is a headland on the north-west coast of Scotland that overlooks Sinclairs Bay. It lies approximately 5 kilometres north-east of Wick in Caithness, in the Highland council area of Scotland.

Olgrinmore

Olgrinmore is a small area in Halkirk, Northern Scotland, south of Thurso and John o Groats. The B870 runs directly through the centre with Scotscalder to the north and Westerdale to the south. The nearest transport link can be found at Scotscald ...

Polharrow Burn

Polharrow Burn is a small watercourse in Kirkcudbrightshire, Galloway, Scotland, which rises in Loch Harrow and flows towards St Johns Town of Dalry before joining the Water of Ken. It gives its name to a Scottish country dance by the cryptograph ...

River Muick

River Muick is a river of the Grampian Mountains of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A tributary of the River Dee, it flows for about 6 kilometres from the southeastern hill area around Lochnagar into Loch Muick on Balmoral Estate. It has a catchment are ...

Rogie Falls

Rogie Falls are a series of waterfalls on the Black Water, a river in Ross-shire in the Highlands of Scotland. The falls are about 2 km north-west of the village of Contin, next to the A835 road. They are a popular tourist attraction, with severa ...

St Madoes

St Madoes is a village in the Carse of Gowrie in Scotland, developed around Pitfour Castle. It is believed, however, that there has been settlements in the beginning of the century due to the discovery of several standing stones, as well as the S ...

South Uist Machair and Lochs

The South Uist Machair and Lochs is a protected wetland area on the west coast of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. A total of 5.019 hectares contains blanket bog, oligotrophic lochs, wet and dry machair, fresh and saltwater marsh, co ...

Southern Upland Way

The Southern Upland Way is a 344-kilometre coast-to-coast long-distance footpath in southern Scotland. The route links Portpatrick in the west and Cockburnspath in the east via the hills of the Southern Uplands. The Way is designated as one of Sc ...

Sron

Sron is the Scottish Gaelic word for nose and is the name of some hills in the Scottish Highlands. Before the abolition of the acute accent in Scottish Gaelic, it was sometimes spelt as sron The name Sron is often applied to the pointy hill or pr ...

Tayside

Tayside was one of the nine regions used for local government in Scotland from 15 May 1975 to 31 March 1996. The region was named for the River Tay. It was created by the Local Government Scotland Act 1973, following recommendations made by the 1 ...

Templand

Templand is a village in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, located around 4.5 miles northwest of Lockerbie. Templand was built during the Industrial Revolution. When the nearby sandstone quarry was built it became home to many quarry workers. Stone from t ...

Tolsta Chaolais

Tolsta Chaolais is a village on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. It consists of about forty houses, clustered around Loch a Bhaile, about a mile from the A858 road between Callanish and Carloway. The name has a Norse element, Tolsta, combined with a ...

Totamore dun

Totamore Dun is a dun located at grid reference NM17625713 ; near the settlement of Totamore, on the Inner Hebridean island of Coll. It occupies the summit of a rocky boss, on the eastern edge of the sand-hills located 300 metres north of Totamor ...

Turbot Bank

The Turbot Bank is a shelf bank and mound feature of the seabed of the North Sea that lies off the east coast of Scotland, about 44 kilometres east of Peterhead. The depth of water above the bank varies from 60 m below sea level on top of the ban ...

Adpar

Adpar, formerly Trefhedyn, is a village in Ceredigion, Wales, in the community of Llandyfriog, now considered as a part of Newcastle Emlyn to which it is joined by a bridge across the River Teifi. In ancient times Adpar was a borough in its own r ...

Allt Pontfaen - Coed Gelli-fawr

Allt Pontfaen - Coed Gelli-fawr is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Pembrokeshire, South Wales which starts at Allt Pontfaen and finishes at Coed Gelli-fawr. It has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest since January 19 ...

Arfordir Abereiddi

Arfordir Abereiddi is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. It has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest since January 2002 in an attempt to protect its fragile biological and geological elements. ...

Borras Park

Borras Park is an electoral division in the community of Acton in Wrexham County Borough, Wales. The name is derived from the nearby area of Borras. At the time of the 2001 Census, the population was 2.517 in 1.065 household, reducing to a popula ...

Bryn Pydew

Bryn Pydew is a small settlement to the east of Llandudno Junction in North Wales. The limestone hill of Bryn Pydew reaches 128 metres above sea level. there is an obelisk above a nearby quarry. The population is around 451 people. Bodysgallen Ha ...

Cadair Ifan Goch

Cadair Ifan Goch is a crag located above the Conwy Valley in North Wales in the community of Llanddoged and Maenan, and owned by the National Trust. The views extend across the whole of the valley to the Carneddau mountains, and even as far south ...

Caerphilly Mountain

Caerphilly Mountain lies between Cardiff and Caerphilly at the southern edge of the South Wales Coalfield. Its summit is 271 metres above sea-level. Since 1957 there had been a small wooden snack bar near to the summit. In September 2011 this was ...

Carn Ingli

Carn Ingli is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Preseli Hills, Pembrokeshire, Wales. It was designated a SSSI in January 1954 in an attempt to protect its fragile biological elements. The site has an area of 428.4 hectares and is manag ...

Castlemartin Corse

Castlemartin Corse is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. It has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest since February 1985 in an attempt to protect its fragile biological elements. The site has ...

Cenarth Falls

The Cenarth Falls is a cascade of waterfalls just upstream of the road bridge in the village of Cenarth in Ceredigion, bordering Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire, Wales. They are notable as the first significant barrier on the River Teifi that s ...

Cestyll Garden

Cestyll Garden is a secluded garden with picturesque sea views near Cemaes on the north west coast of the island of Anglesey in North Wales, United Kingdom.

Ceunant Llennyrch National Nature Reserve

Ceunant Llennyrch National Nature Reserve is one of several woodland reserves in the Vale of Ffestiniog in Gwynedd, Wales and runs from Llyn Trawsfynydd to the River Dwyryd, near the village of Maentwrog. The reserves broad expanse of woodland co ...

Coed Dolgarrog National Nature Reserve

Coed Dolgarrog National Nature Reserve is a nature reserve which covers the steep western side of the Conwy Valley, around 10 kilometres south of Conwy and 6.5 kilometres north of Llanrwst.

Coed Ganllwyd National Nature Reserve

Coed Ganllwyd National Nature Reserve is situated behind the village of Ganllwyd on the A470, about 9 kilometres north of Dolgellauin Wales, United Kingdom. A stunning island of broadleaved deciduous trees amidst a sea of conifer plantations, it ...

Coed Gorswen National Nature Reserve

Coed Gorswen National Nature Reserve lies on the lower slopes of the Conwy Valley, in the vicinity of Rowen and Llanbedr-y-Cennin. Its gentle landscape of small woodlands, grazed fields and lattice of hedgerows creates an attractive and peaceful ...

Coed-y-paen

Coed-y-paen is a village in South Wales, situated at the south-eastern end of Llandegfedd Reservoir, 2.5 miles north-west of Llangybi. The village is home to HM Prison Prescoed, a Category D prison. The village has one public house, the Carpenter ...

Coedmor National Nature Reserve

Coedmor National Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in Wales, located just south of Cardigan, between Llechryd Bridge and the Teifi Marshes in Ceredigion. It was established in order to protect the natural oak woodland on the slopes on either sid ...

Coedydd Aber National Nature Reserve

Coedydd Aber National Nature Reserve lies tucked away in a steep valley on the northern flanks of the Carneddau mountains, roughly midway between Bangor and Llanfairfechan in Gwynedd, Wales. Water cascades over a hard shelf of volcanic rock at th ...