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Summer '69; Scotland

Postby BillyBob » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:44 pm

Hi all,

As promised, here's the Scotland leg of the 'Summer of 69' trip that I posted a little while back.

Recall that among some photo stuff that I bought at a church bazaar were a bunch of loose slides, plus three full Honeywell magazines labelled "Scotland June 1969". Well today I finally hauled out the scanner (Konica-Minolta Scan Dual IV) and got familiar with its batch scan functions. Once you get a rhythm going it's pretty easy. I didn't try tweaking anything; I'm not quite there yet ;->

I don't know in what order old Don did his trip, but the first magazine that I scanned had three labels on the side of it; from the start of the magazine to the end the three labels read:

Garloch

Ballachulish
Glencoe


Inverary
The Devil's Glen
Cumbernauld
I'll give a representative sample of the three rolls; there's a little repetition here and there.

Culloden Battlefield
http://www.nts.org.uk/Culloden/Home/
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The Burnt Barn
http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/1198862/the-burnt-barn/ (looks like they got a new sign)
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This isn't the Memorial Cairn mentioned on the previous sign.
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The clan graves mentioned on the sign. I wonder if access to the site is still this open.
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Scenic lookout
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Stone bridge in a lonely countryside.
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Street scenes. I love the antennas.
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The road to Glasgow - or Oban.
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More scenery.
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Old Don loved his rental car! Or should I say "hire car"?
It's a Vauxhall Viva
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Ruins.
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Another view. I like this one.
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Baaaaaaa
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Lineup for the ferry.
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The Ballachulish Ferry. I'm trying to imagine under what circumstances you'd have an unaccompanied cycle! You could save money by buying a book of 20 tickets
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Ferries.
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Now I had never seen a ferry like this before - even in photos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubCyOTkGJIw
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Ferry ride! There weren't a lot of people in the photos.
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Someone obviously took care in making this pile of rocks. Hey, there's the car!
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More scenery
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I like this one.
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On the road to Glasgow.
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The Golden Eagle Hotel, in Cumbernauld. Right next door to what then was probably a pertty modern church. I believe that I see a couple Triumph Spitfires in the parking lot... er car park.
http://www.cumbernauldrotary.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/archives.htm
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C'est tres moderne!!
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Now we're in to the second magazine, which was labelled

Crathie

Aberdeen
Balmoral

Pitlochry

Firth of Forth
Kircaldy
St. Monance



The Cumbernauld Bridge. Ok, obviously there was a little spillover from the last magazine.
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er.. bridges.
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Reminds me of an episode of the BBC's "Coast".
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Looks like a pleasant day. More antennas!
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Fife Free Press, and the Auld Moose Tennent Caledonian ?!
Ah - I believe that it's a pub called the Auld Moose. Tennent Caledonian is an old brewery.
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NICE!!!
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Still open for business
http://poplars-pitlochry.co.uk/
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Nice Rolls!
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"Flasks Filled"
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The good old Viva. I can't make out the petrol prices.
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I took a guess on this one. The Pitlochry Fish Ladder.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitlochry_fish_ladder
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Buskers?
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Zero clues. None whatsoever.
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Lots of these guys around
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Am I the only one who did a whoa-a-two-headed-sheep double take?
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The Vauxhall found a friend. And a big antenna.
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I believe that might be our man on the left.
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And there's a good place to leave it for tonight. That's only HALF of them!! I only left out a few - and not because they were bad - but because I'd already included similar ones (they were all scenery pics).
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There's more from this roll, and then the final magazine was labelled

Inverewe
Edinburgh

There are more 'urban' shots coming up.

Cheers!
Bill
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Re: Summer '69; Scotland

Postby Captain Slack » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:40 am

Nice!! I'll a lot of those places in country don't look too much different than they did in '69.
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Re: Summer '69; Scotland

Postby Philip » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:59 pm

Lovely views back -- gulp -- nearly a half century!
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Re: Summer '69; Scotland

Postby PFMcFarland » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:59 pm

The "Absolutely no clue" is a witches broom park, Bill. ;)

All those antennae are probably replaced now by cable, or satellite dishes. The gent who took these did a very nice job.

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Re: Summer '69; Scotland

Postby BillyBob » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:31 pm

Thanks Guys.

Yes Phil, the more I look at them, the more I see the thought that went in to the composition.

Bill
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Re: Summer '69; Scotland

Postby titrisol » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:38 am

That ferry sign is Epic.... cows/ two year olds 2o/
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