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Bridge On The Cluny

Bridge On The Cluny

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866


Item number: 3

Length: 9.9

Width: 8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The Cluny may be considered the junction of two waters - the Baddoch and the Callater - which issue respectively from Lochs Vrotachan and Callater. Its bed is covered with stones, and sometimes paved with solid rock, but only when our views represents it are its banks of great height.

Here for many centuries have been standing the ruins of the Castle of Kindrochet, where dwelt Malcolm Canmore with his queen and courtiers. It was also for many ages the Royal hunting seat of Scotland's Kings, and seems to have been a very extensive building. It contains vaults and surrounding rooms which are entirely shut up against any prying inroads from a superstitious dread of some magical disease being sealed up in the interior. Tradition states that the Castle was battered dwon with cannon from Dunkeld, planted on Morrone Hill, in consequence of a deadly plague raging in the Royal Palace, still known in local phraseology as the 'Galar Mhor,' or the Great Disease."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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