Photographer's Note

Taken this afternoon on a gloriously bright and sunny but very cold day from the ramparts of the ruin of Tantallon Castle, near North Berwick, East Lothian.

In the left of the picture is the ruined remains of the upper part of the northwest (or Douglas) tower of the castle and to the right, in the outer reaches of the Firth of Forth, lies the Bass Rock, its small lighthouse (built in 1902 by David Stevenson, cousin of the author Robert Louis Stevenson) being just visible.

Although the Bass Rock has had some turbulent past history, it is now no longer inhabited by people but it is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, having a colony of an estimated 150,000 gannets, making it the largest single rock gannetry in the World.

I shall try to show some other pictures of Tantallon Castle later but, in the meantime, anyone interested could do no better than look on the wonderful "Undiscovered Scotland" website here.

Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE9.

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