By David Squires
"Anyone who has walked or climbed in Scotland will eventually encounter a view indicator - one of many discs or plates which determine surrounding positive aspects within the panorama. this can be the 1st full-length paintings dedicated to those units. because the first indicator seemed in 1890 at girls' Rock in Stirling, greater than 340 were put in at viewpoints round Scotland - on hilltops, coastal websites, historic constructions, parks, golfing classes and lay-bys. they vary from the Mull of Galloway to Shetland, and from sea point to the country's optimum mountains. 349 perspectives of Scotland is a entire and interesting directory of those symptoms, delivering information regarding their actual description, clothier, date and a number of the trusts, teams, councils, and so forth. that outfitted them. Thirty-two maps convey the place the symptoms can be found and there are over one hundred thirty pictures, a few of which date again a long time, offering a desirable ancient point to the booklet. during his examine, the writer has visited all of the websites at the list"-- Read more...
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The spelling of some of the peaks is eccentric. For example, Creag Ealraich 504m is rendered as Carn Elric. Sgurr nan Conbhairean 1109m and Creag Ealraich 504m are not visible. Countryside Commission for Scotland, Fifteenth Report, 1982, p. 41 Califer. The plate gives directions for more than sixty landscape features. Photo taken 08/11/2013. Rothes Castle NJ 276 489 Square metal plate on a stone plinth. 2000. It is sited among the remains of a thirteenth century castle. Personal communication, Moira Taylor, Moray Council, 7 January 2010 Grantown-on-Spey NJ 025 291 Framed paper chart on a stone cairn.
The museum was built by a team of trainees with funding from Western Isles Council and Scottish Natural Heritage, and opened in July 1998. Unfortunately it is not always clear which label is attached to which landscape feature. St. Kilda Viewpoint NF 747 714 Two stone panels set onto the walls of a square viewing platform. Designed by Donald Ferguson of Houghary, erected by the North Uist Partnership and unveiled on Saturday, 29 August 2009. Some of the preparations for the installation of this facility were recorded in an episode of Monty Hall’s Great Hebridean Escape, which first aired on BBC2.
Lady Hill NJ 211 628 Bronze disc on a sandstone cylinder. Erected by the Elgin Fund in August 2010. The indicator is about 25 yards from a nineteenth century stone column. Bin Hill is not visible. ‘Toposcope has town in view as landmark project unveiled’, The Northern Scot, 3 September 2010 Hill 99 Tower NH 986 623 Labelled outline of hills cut into the wooden railing of a viewing platform. The viewing platform is at the top of a 20 metre tower and is reached by stairs. Built by the Forestry Commission, the tower was opened to the public in June 2008.
349 views of Scotland by David Squires