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Via via V: From our latest holidays in the UK:

E: Today, May 1st, we made a great tour through The Cairngorms mountains via road A 939, through Grantown-on-Spey, Tomintoul and Ballater, then going over in the A 93 to Bridge-to-Cally.
Here is a view on the magnificent Glen Clunie with the windings of the Clunie Water shimmering at the foot of the mountains which I photographed on the so called "Military Road", just after Braemar.

From WEB: The route of the military road
The main north-south route through the eastern part of the Cairngorms National Park is built over (or alongside) an important military road constructed after the Jacobite rising of 1745. This road - now the A93 & A939 route linking the ski slopes at Glenshee and the Lecht - is the central section of the road linking Blairgowrie (or Perth) in the south to Fort George in the North. Fort George, then under construction, was to become a major garrison guarding the Moray Firth just east of Inverness. The road passed by two castles, at Braemar and Corgarff, which were converted into garrisons for Hanovarian (redcoat) soldiers. Two of the bridges built on this section of road, the old Brig o Dee and Gairnshiel are still important landmarks.

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