By David Squires
"Anyone who has walked or climbed in Scotland will in the end encounter a view indicator - one of many discs or plates which determine surrounding beneficial properties within the panorama. this can be 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 fascinating directory of those signs, offering information regarding their actual description, dressmaker, date and many of the trusts, teams, councils, and so forth. that outfitted them. Thirty-two maps convey the place the indications can be found and there are over a hundred thirty photos, a few of which date again decades, offering a desirable old element to the booklet. during his study, the writer has visited the entire websites at the list"-- Read more...
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Erected by Historic Scotland in 2009. The viewing platform is on the north-west tower. Access is by means of a door in the south-west tower and a mazy system of walkways and spiral staircases. The cathedral is open throughout the year, but there is an admission charge. Lady Hill NJ 211 628 Bronze disc on a sandstone cylinder. Erected by the Elgin Fund in August 2010. The indicator is about 25 yards from a nineteenth century stone column. Bin Hill is not visible. ‘Toposcope has town in view as landmark project unveiled’, The Northern Scot, 3 September 2010 Hill 99 Tower NH 986 623 Labelled outline of hills cut into the wooden railing of a viewing platform.
2006. There was previously a pill box at the site. Record for Bin of Cullen on Trigpointinguk Ben Rinnes NJ 255 354 Metal disc mounted on top of an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar. Erected by the Directors of the Whisky Festival of Speyside, and unveiled on Sunday, 3 May 2009 in the presence of around thirty whisky enthusiasts. uk). Carn Daimh NJ 181 249 Metal disc on a stone cairn. Designed by the artist John Cannavan and erected by the Crown Estate in 1990; renewed 1997/98 and 2011. The disc photographed by Richard Webb carried a labelled outline of the hills on the horizon; the most recent version simply gives directions for the surrounding features.
Road to the Isles NM 671 910 Metal plate on a stone cube. Erected by the Scottish Executive in connection with the doubling of a section of the A830 in 2004. As is perhaps implied by the design of the plate, while Rum and Skye are visible from here, the islands of Muck, Eigg and Canna are not. ‘Three Down, One to Go’, West Word, April 2004 edition This indicator on the Road to the Isles (A830) looks west to Rum and Skye. 1986 they installed a panel with a labelled drawing of the hills to the north on top of the surrounding stone wall.