Skywatch Friday - Ladyhill
Old and new together - the mound of Ladyhill, Elgin, and the ubiquitous contrail in the sky. Ladyhill is the site of the castle of King Duncan, who lost in battle to Macbeth in 1040. The hummocks on the hill are where the ruins of the castle lie buried. The actual battle Duncan v. Macbeth was fought about a mile north east of Elgin, which lies in North East Scotland. I don't think Shakespeare ever visited researching his play, but Bonnie Prince Charlie did pass through on his travels, so like most of Scotland Elgin is fairly well steeped in history.
The monument on the hill top is nothing to do with Macbeth or Duncan, by the way. It commemorates the 5th Duke of Gordon, the first commander of the Gordon Highlanders regiment. The pillar was erected in 1839, and the Duke's statue made it to the top in 1855.
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