By David Squires
"Anyone who has walked or climbed in Scotland will in the end stumble upon a view indicator - one of many discs or plates which determine surrounding good points within the panorama. this is often the 1st full-length paintings dedicated to those units. because the first indicator seemed in 1890 at women' 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 exciting directory of those symptoms, supplying information regarding their actual description, clothier, date and some of the trusts, teams, councils, and so forth. that equipped them. Thirty-two maps exhibit the place the indications can be found and there are over a hundred thirty pictures, a few of which date again decades, supplying a desirable ancient element to the booklet. during his learn, the writer has visited all of the websites at the list"-- Read more...
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61 Findhorn Dunes. Photo taken 20/10/2012. Garmouth Old Water Tower NJ 338 646 Metal disc on a stone cube. Erected by the Garmouth & Kingston Amenities Association in 1991. It will be found a few yards from a nineteenth century water tower (or Wr Twr as the Ordnance Survey Explorer has it). The Sutors of Cromarty, Tarbat Ness and Duncansby Head are not visible. Countryside Commission for Scotland, Twenty-Fourth Report, 1991, p. 62 42 Moray Elgin Cathedral NJ 221 630 Two panels mounted on one of the towers of a thirteenth century cathedral.
Donated by the Bank of Scotland. HBOS, which now owns the Bank of Scotland, could provide no information as to its designer or date. It is most likely that the indicator was installed in the mid-1990s as there is a viewpoint symbol at this location on the 1997 edition of the Ordnance Survey map Northern Scotland, but not the 1993 edition. Laggan Picnic Site NN 613 944 Plastic covered paper chart on a stone plinth. Erected by Highland Council in March 2003. This site gives a view of the Cluny Macpherson monument, a stone obelisk on a peak about a mile to the south.
The peak identified as Hill of Oliclett is Ben-a-chielt (the Hill of Oliclett is below the sea horizon); the peak identified as Cairn Gorm must also be something else as Cairn Gorm is not visible. Personal communication, Rhoda Davidson, Scottish Natural Heritage, 14 February 2011 Clarkly Hill NJ 127 683 Metal panel on a wooden frame. 2000. The panel will be found a few yards from a fenced compound containing a reservoir. 151 Response to FOI request, Moray Council, 4 November 2013 41 349 Views of Scotland Findhorn Dunes NJ 041 648 Metal disc on a stone cylinder.