Scotland Sketchbook Post 21, Inverness and Culloden, Scotland
Inverness is set alongside the banks of the River Ness. We loved the quiet and lovely walk along the river, meditative moments in Inverness Cathedral, and strolling across the Victorian age "Ladies Walk" swinging bridge . We felt a part of the community for a few moments as we strolled with Inverness locals out walking their dogs along the river.
The next day we went to visit the Culloden Battlefield and Interpretive Center. This is an incredibly solemn place out on the moor where the final battle of a civil war in the British Isles that divided families and friends, yes, and clansmen, on different sides of the battle, took place. After learning about the battle we walked out onto the moor to find, among the stones marking where each clan fell in the battle with the British Regiments and were buried that day, the Campbell Stone. Many of us gathered around the stone to have our picture taken in this sacred spot. Though we came from all over the U.S., we were family standing around that stone on Culloden Moor.