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Jim Talbot Year: 2009View of the Motte at Strathdon
View looking south with the Motte, The Doune of Invernochty, left of centre and Morven and the Grampians on the horizon. The Doune is considered by many to be one of the finest examples in Scotland and was built in the 12th/13th Century on a pre-existing glacial mound or kame. There is an excellent description with accompanying plans in "In the Shadow of Bennachie, a Field Archaeology of Donside" RCAHMS 2007 (ISBN 978 0 903903 46 2). Photograph taken 22nd March 2009.
Picture added on 22 March 2009