Mull Of Galloway Fog Horn
Just metres from the most southerly point in Scotland is the Mull of Galloway lighthouse, which is one of many of Robert Stevenson's creations. Some powerful tides fight each other throughout the day here, you can see the tides meeting very clearly here. Perhaps not the best place for a swim!
Before the days of RADAR and GPS ships were more reliant on Lighthouses for navigation. When the fog ...
Just metres from the most southerly point in Scotland is the Mull of Galloway lighthouse, which is on...
Close to the most southerly point in Scotland there is a small beach which is home to, what seems to ...
Crammag head is close to the most southerly point in Scotland. The waters here are very tidal. This a...
Port Logan once a small fishing village, is now more famous for being the filming location for the BB...
Another small scottish harbour facing on to the Mull of Galloway and Irish Sea.
IN THE OLD CHURCH OF KIRKMADRINE in Wigtownshire, and in the safe keeping of H.M. Ministry of Works, ...
Scotland vs Ireland kite buggy championships Sandhead 2010
A night's wild camping close to the shoreline looking out across to the Mull of Galloway.
Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.
The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.
Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".
Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.
Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.
In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states.
Text by Steve Smith.