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Walter Scott portrays his view of the castle at Kinnaird Head from the Lighthouse Yacht at sea.
In summer 1814, Scott voyaged from Edinburgh to Glasgow – via Orkney, Shetland, the Hebrides and the west coast – sailing with the Commissioners of the Northern Lights.
His diary tells that they ‘left the port of Leith on the 26th July 1814, ran along the east of Scotland, viewing its different curiosities’. Stopping at Fraserburgh, ‘a neat little town’, Scott stayed aboard to write in his journal, while the commissioners went ashore to inspect the lighthouse.