Villages

<b>Sanquhar:</b> We’re approaching Sanquhar now, a place more easily said—“SANK-er”— than spelled, a royal burgh from centuries past, when the crown bestowed such honors, elevating a village to market-town status. ~ My Heart’s in the LowlandsSanquhar: We’re approaching Sanquhar now, a place more easily said—“SANK-er”— than spelled, a royal burgh from centuries past, when the crown bestowed such honors, elevating a village to market-town status. ~ My Heart’s in the Lowlands
<b>Innerleithen:</b> The setting is idyllic, nestled among fertile fields, green pastures, and softly folded hills. ~ My Heart’s in the LowlandsInnerleithen: The setting is idyllic, nestled among fertile fields, green pastures, and softly folded hills. ~ My Heart’s in the Lowlands
<b>St. John’s Town of Dalry:</b> The houses here are trimmed in distinctive, even bold, colors. Deep purple. Snappy blue. Bright-as-sunshine yellow. Flowers festoon every cottage, whether hanging, climbing, or growing in a tiny front garden. ~ My Heart’s in the LowlandsSt. John’s Town of Dalry: The houses here are trimmed in distinctive, even bold, colors. Deep purple. Snappy blue. Bright-as-sunshine yellow. Flowers festoon every cottage, whether hanging, climbing, or growing in a tiny front garden. ~ My Heart’s in the Lowlands
<b>Newton Stewart:</b> Newton Stewart is across the way, a busy market town founded in the seventeenth century by William Stewart, the second Earl of Galloway; hence the name Newton Stewart: Newton Stewart is across the way, a busy market town founded in the seventeenth century by William Stewart, the second Earl of Galloway; hence the name "New Town of Stewart." ~ My Heart’s in the Lowlands
<b>New Abbey:</b> The village proper consisted mostly of single-story cottages made of whinstone or granite. On both sides of the street doors were shut tight. ~ Fair Is the RoseNew Abbey: The village proper consisted mostly of single-story cottages made of whinstone or granite. On both sides of the street doors were shut tight. ~ Fair Is the Rose
<b>Durisdeer:</b> A cluster of gray-roofed white cottages lining the village square, a forgotten hamlet at road’s end. ~ My Heart’s in the LowlandsDurisdeer: A cluster of gray-roofed white cottages lining the village square, a forgotten hamlet at road’s end. ~ My Heart’s in the Lowlands
<b>New Galloway</b> Jamie crested the hill and approached the outskirts of the prosperous village, a stopping place for drovers herding cattle to Dumfries and travelers riding northeast to Edinburgh. ~ Thorn in My HeartNew Galloway Jamie crested the hill and approached the outskirts of the prosperous village, a stopping place for drovers herding cattle to Dumfries and travelers riding northeast to Edinburgh. ~ Thorn in My Heart
<b>Moniaive:</b> Picturesque, historic, charming, and several other words also suit this burgh of barony, included in Moniaive: Picturesque, historic, charming, and several other words also suit this burgh of barony, included in "The Most Beautiful Villages of Scotland". The main route through Moniaive is not only narrow but also curvy. ~ My Heart’s in the Lowlands
  • <b>Sanquhar:</b> We’re approaching Sanquhar now, a place more easily said—“SANK-er”— than spelled, a royal burgh from centuries past, when the crown bestowed such honors, elevating a village to market-town status. ~ My Heart’s in the Lowlands
  • <b>Innerleithen:</b> The setting is idyllic, nestled among fertile fields, green pastures, and softly folded hills. ~ My Heart’s in the Lowlands
  • <b>St. John’s Town of Dalry:</b> The houses here are trimmed in distinctive, even bold, colors. Deep purple. Snappy blue. Bright-as-sunshine yellow. Flowers festoon every cottage, whether hanging, climbing, or growing in a tiny front garden. ~ My Heart’s in the Lowlands
  • <b>Newton Stewart:</b> Newton Stewart is across the way, a busy market town founded in the seventeenth century by William Stewart, the second Earl of Galloway; hence the name
  • <b>New Abbey:</b> The village proper consisted mostly of single-story cottages made of whinstone or granite. On both sides of the street doors were shut tight. ~ Fair Is the Rose
  • <b>Durisdeer:</b> A cluster of gray-roofed white cottages lining the village square, a forgotten hamlet at road’s end. ~ My Heart’s in the Lowlands
  • <b>New Galloway</b> Jamie crested the hill and approached the outskirts of the prosperous village, a stopping place for drovers herding cattle to Dumfries and travelers riding northeast to Edinburgh. ~ Thorn in My Heart
  • <b>Moniaive:</b> Picturesque, historic, charming, and several other words also suit this burgh of barony, included in

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2 Responses to “Villages”

  1. Gretha du Preez September 29, 2012 6:18 am #

    I have to see the Lowlands before I die.

  2. Ann McAlees May 2, 2013 4:40 pm #

    We were in Scotland last yr–these pics brought back memories. Gorgeous country(but then I’m from Las Vegas–any place is beautiful!!) Bonny Scotland was verra wet while we were there, but pretty anyway!
    I’ve been enjoying the Scotland books–Thank you
    Ann

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