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Lowland Scotland
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Posted By: GeoJerry, 08-13-2015, 10:42 PM

Several more shots taken while wandering around the countryside in rural Aberdeenshire. It's great driving country with charming views in abundance.

The town of Pennan, on the northeast coast of Scotland. For the older folks among us, you might think this looks familiar. A few scenes from the movie “Local Hero,” which starred Burt Lancaster and Peter Riegert sometime in the early 1980’s, were filmed here.





The east coast, taken from Dunottar Castle just south of the town of Stonehaven.





A trail on the slopes of Bennachie.





Near Chapel of Garioch (pronounced gearey).





The Glen Garioch distillery in the town of Oldmeldrum.





Craigievar Castle.





The guest lobby in the Pittodrie House, an upmarket country hotel near Inverurie.


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Lovely series.
It makes one want to go there: trouble is it is a 24 hour plane flight away!
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Fantastic images, they just leap off the screen !
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Excellent work Jerry. I think the local tourist board could use these!

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Very nice, even if Kerrodown claims the lowlands are not really part of Scotland. 'More like north London" would be a paraphrase that comes to mind.
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all outstanding images, enjoyed the view , cheers
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"even if Kerrodown claims the lowlands are not really part of Scotland"

He's only jealous because there's more whisky over this side of the country
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terrific series.... the perspectives you've employed, creative pp, thoroughly enjoyed these, dave m

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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
It makes one want to go there: trouble is it is a 24 hour plane flight away!
That's no excuse! Go get some pictures and post them here!
Thanks for your feedback...

QuoteOriginally posted by Transit Quote
Fantastic images, they just leap off the screen !
Thanks so much Transit!

QuoteOriginally posted by wtlwdwgn Quote
Excellent work Jerry. I think the local tourist board could use these!
Thanks Steve... but I've never sold a photo before and probably never will!

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Very nice, even if Kerrodown claims the lowlands are not really part of Scotland. 'More like north London" would be a paraphrase that comes to mind.
LOL oh yeah I know... but he'll be seeing his feel of Highland posts soon enough!
Thanks Norm.

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all outstanding images, enjoyed the view , cheers
Thanks very much Cee Cee... liked your coastal shot as well.

QuoteOriginally posted by damianc Quote
He's only jealous because there's more whisky over this side of the country
Well.... he might dispute that! Lots of highland and island distilleries too.... tried more than a handful. Thanks!


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terrific series.... the perspectives you've employed, creative pp, thoroughly enjoyed these, dave m
Thanks very much for the kind comment, I appreciate that!
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My wife and I loved the movie Local Hero. We have also driven through Pennan, Pennan has some of the steepest and narrowest roads we found, when we drove in there, with our underpowered '85 Peugeot 205 rental.

But it is in a beautiful location and your pictures do it justice.
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A new fantastic serie, like them all!
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My wife and I loved the movie Local Hero. We have also driven through Pennan, Pennan has some of the steepest and narrowest roads we found, when we drove in there, with our underpowered '85 Peugeot 205 rental.

But it is in a beautiful location and your pictures do it justice.
Thanks so much lesmore49! Yes that second bend leaving town was a killer, glad no cars were coming down! We had a Citroen.

And yes that was a great movie, we saw it in San Francisco before we moved to Aberdeen so it had special meaning for us. I think it was Burt Lancaster's last movie?
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Another wonderful Scotland series, just gorgeous.
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Thanks so much lesmore49! Yes that second bend leaving town was a killer, glad no cars were coming down! We had a Citroen.

And yes that was a great movie, we saw it in San Francisco before we moved to Aberdeen so it had special meaning for us. I think it was Burt Lancaster's last movie?
I remember that bend now that you mention it. I had the little Peugeot in first gear going down...also had the brakes applied. I remember wondering how do they get commercial trucks up and down...both due to the steep incline and narrowness of the road.

One of the songs in the movie was Mist Covered Mountains. My wife and I liked it so much, we chose it as our wedding song. When you wondered whether this was Burt Lancaster's last movie, I wasn't sure. I checked and was quite surprised to see that he continued in his career and made quite a few films after he did Local Hero. I've posted the attached link,

Burt Lancaster - IMDb
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even if Kerrodown claims the lowlands are not really part of Scotland
You know me so well... quite worrying in fact.

Anything South of Perth is a wee bit suspect.
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