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Well here we are in a very wet Ballater , in Royal Deeside. That's me looking like Michelin man against the cold beside our faithfull 'Sube' which we have named 'Sgian-dubh' because it is sharp but stealthy, just like the traditional small Scots 'Black Dagger' which was often concealed in a sleeve, except when in the presence of friends when etiquette demanded it be displayed, often tucked into the stocking top, where it is still an important feature of today's formal Scot's dress attire.Well here we are in a very wet Ballater , in Royal Deeside. That’s me looking like Michelin man against the cold beside our faithfull ‘Sube’ which we have named ‘Sgian-dubh’ because it is sharp but stealthy, just like the traditional small Scots ‘Black Dagger’ which was often concealed in a sleeve, except when in the presence of friends when etiquette demanded it be displayed, often tucked into the stocking top, where it is still an important feature of today’s formal Scots’ dress attire.

Here I am filming some of the very fine local scenery at about 9am this morning ( Thursday ) in chilly conditions, but nothing I can't handle after a stout Scottish breakfast - like the full English variety, with haggis in place of black pudding and a porridge course.

Royal Deeside is magnificent and well worth a visit! Ballater is the principal town in the area and popular with visitors for a host of good reasons as you can see from its very good Community website linked above. It’s not just that with its Royal connections, you never know quite whom you might catch sight of, the whole place feels ‘sound’ and dependable, everything is…

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~ by zonamusikindo on October 21, 2011.

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