Monday, November 28, 2011

A view down the Firth

A view down the Firth by ccgd
A view down the Firth, a photo by ccgd on Flickr.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sun, Snow and Tree

Sun, Snow and Tree by ccgd
Sun, Snow and Tree, a photo by ccgd on Flickr.

From last winter. Still very mild though.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mist covered glens

Mist covered glens by ccgd
Mist covered glens, a photo by ccgd on Flickr.

In the final approach to Glasgow Airport a fortnight ago, looking north over a mist covered Drymen and Loch Lomond, just at sunset.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Henry Mackay 1891-1918

Henry Mackay 1891-1918 by ccgd
Henry Mackay 1891-1918, a photo by ccgd on Flickr.

It's the sadness and resignation on poor Hendry's face that brings home WW1 to all of us. Taken in 1917, just before he joined the 2nd Batt, Seaforth Highlanders. Hendry Mackay must have known that he was not going to come home to Coldbackie.

He was killed on the 28th March 1918, and has no known grave.

In Memory of Private HENRY MACKAY

S/23248, 2nd Bn., Seaforth Highlanders who died age 27 on 28 March 1918
Son of Mrs. Christina Mackay, of Lower Coldbackie, Tongue, Lairg, Sutherland.

Remembered with honour