This photo was taken on an early November morning about two miles (3 km) south of Stonehaven. Dunnottar Castle is a ruined fortress located upon a rocky headland and the surviving buildings are largely of the 15th – 16th centuries. The castle plaid an important role in the history of Scotland, because of the location: it overlooked the shipping lanes to northern Scotland and on the opposite it controlled land access to the coastal south.
In the present-day, the castle was the venue of the movie “Hamlet” with Mel Gibson and Glenn Close.
The Kirk of St Nicholas is a historic church located in the city centre of Aberdeen. St Nicholas was chosen as the patron saint of Aberdeen, as a miracle attributed to him was the rescue of some sailors in a storm.