By David Squires
"Anyone who has walked or climbed in Scotland will ultimately come upon a view indicator - one of many discs or plates which establish surrounding gains within the panorama. this is often the 1st full-length paintings dedicated to those units. because the first indicator seemed in 1890 at women' Rock in Stirling, greater than 340 were put in at viewpoints round Scotland - on hilltops, coastal websites, historic structures, parks, golfing classes and lay-bys. they vary from the Mull of Galloway to Shetland, and from sea point to the country's optimum mountains. 349 perspectives of Scotland is a finished and interesting directory of those signs, delivering information regarding their actual description, dressmaker, date and a few of the trusts, teams, councils, and so on. that equipped them. Thirty-two maps exhibit the place the indications can be found and there are over one hundred thirty images, a few of which date again decades, supplying a desirable ancient element to the booklet. during his study, the writer has visited all of the websites at the list"-- Read more...
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Designed by James Mackay, erected by the Bailies of Bennachie, and unveiled on 14 or 15 July 1974.
1986. On some old Ordnance Survey maps, this site is marked by a viewpoint symbol. 55 Carn na Frith Aird NG 800 339 Triangular chart on a stone cairn. 1998. Rum is visible, but appears over the top of Skye and not where shown. Personal communication, Iain Turnbull, NTS. Balmacara Army Camp NG 810 276 Iain Turnbull describes the indicator which stood here as a ‘wooden construction with three panels made of Perspex/plastic, designed and erected by NTS’. 1988 when the Countryside Commission for Scotland gave a grant to the National Trust for Scotland for two viewpoint indicators at Balmacara.
1996. When I visited on 17 June 2009, except perhaps for a wooden post, no physical evidence of it remained. 62 Personal communication, Iain Turnbull, NTS Plock of Kyle NG 756 273 Bronze plate mounted on the wall of a viewing platform. 1974. The labelled outline of hills on the bronze plate has an unusually narrow field of view (about 30 degrees) and Alexander Gibson felt that it deals ‘inadequately with the superb panorama at this site, since it covers only the mountains of south and central Skye and ignores all to the east and north’.