By David Squires
"Anyone who has walked or climbed in Scotland will ultimately encounter a view indicator - one of many discs or plates which establish surrounding beneficial properties within the panorama. this is often 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 structures, 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 finished and interesting directory of those signs, supplying information regarding their actual description, dressmaker, date and many of the trusts, teams, councils, and so forth. that outfitted them. Thirty-two maps exhibit the place the indications can be found and there are over one hundred thirty photos, a few of which date again decades, offering a desirable ancient element to the booklet. during his examine, the writer has visited the entire websites at the list"-- Read more...
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The other is dated 1990 and was originally mounted on wooden posts. Both carry labelled drawings of the view north-west. When I visited on 20 May 2009, the 1990 panel was lying damaged on the ground. Bennachie – Mither Tap NJ 682 223 Copper disc, protected by glass, on a stone cylinder. Designed by James Mackay, erected by the Bailies of Bennachie, and unveiled on 14 or 15 July 1974.
1996. When I visited on 17 June 2009, except perhaps for a wooden post, no physical evidence of it remained. 62 Personal communication, Iain Turnbull, NTS Plock of Kyle NG 756 273 Bronze plate mounted on the wall of a viewing platform. 1974. The labelled outline of hills on the bronze plate has an unusually narrow field of view (about 30 degrees) and Alexander Gibson felt that it deals ‘inadequately with the superb panorama at this site, since it covers only the mountains of south and central Skye and ignores all to the east and north’.
The peak identified as Tom na Croich 450m is Creag nan Clag 407m. Countryside Commission for Scotland, Twenty First Annual Report, 1988, p. 61 27 349 Views of Scotland The Suidhe viewpoint on the B862. Photo taken 27/06/2009. Glenmore Forest Park Visitor Centre NH 977 097 Bronze plate on a stone plinth. Presented by former pupils and staff of Elgin Academy and unveiled on Friday, 29 September 2000. It will be found on the south facing side of a Visitor Centre. A memorial to two men who ran school camps after the Second World War in a nearby timber hut (now demolished).