Gordon Highlanders' Memorial.
Aberdeen on a sunny day!
The granite city.
Aberdeen is mainly built of local Caledonian granite. It looks a bit grim, even on a sunny day.
Churchyard entry gate, Aberdeen.
This church and associated yard is in the centre of Aberdeen, and seems to be a haven of peace in the city.
High Kirk, Aberdeen.
Bluebells in Aberdeen.
This church yard is in the centre of Aberdeen, and seems to be a haven of peace in the city.
Gannet, Isle of Noss, Shetland.
Puffin, Fair Isle.
There's only one species of puffin!
Puffins, Fair Isle.
A few specks of rock and land midway between Shetland and Orkney, Fair Isle was a important stepping point for the early settlers and the Vikings.
The Old Man of Hoy, Orkney.
It doesn't look too big, but stands 445 feet high.
St.Olaf's Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney.
St.Olaf's was originally a Christian Viking church, built near the waterline.
Ring of Brodgar, Orkney.
Standing stones, several thousands of years old.
The Stones of Stenness, Orkney.
There are only a few of these stones left, some were dynamited by the local farmer in the late 19th century.
Standing Stones of Stenness, Orkney.
Mousa Broch, Shetland.
Northern Fulmar, Isle of Noss, Shetland.
Rare Golden Gannet?!
Actually a common gannet, lit from below by the setting sun, just off Shetland.