New Work: “Down to the River Ardle”

[singlepic id=49 w=320 h=250 float=right] This painting is of a small brook as it flows through the Blackcraig Forest on it’s way to the River Ardle, near Bridge of Cally, Scotland.  The Cataran Trail cuts through this dense forest on its way to some of the most beautiful views in Perthshire.

“The trail is named after marauding bands of cattle thieves who wreaked havoc in this area from the Middle Ages until the 17th century. Cateran raiding parties could number anything from 50 to 500 fierce warriors, who would prey on richer neighbours and rustle their cattle away in the dead of night using the network of trails in and around the hills and wild country of the area”.

(http://walking.visitscotland.com/walks/perthangusfife/213676).

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