Banniskirk house, Caithness, Scotland
License license
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by John Leith EXPERT Taken 16:32, 08/08/2009 - Views loading...


Banniskirk house, Caithness, Scotland

The World > Europe > UK > Scotland

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

On the A9 in front of Banniskirk house. This is just south of Georgemass Junction. There is rain coming in from the west and about half an hour after this picture was taken the rain set in for the day.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Scotland


A: Banniskirk Quarry, Caithness, Scotland

by John Leith, 1.6 km away

Banniskirk quarry is the first site where, in 1826, Scottish old red sandstone fossil fish were disco...

Banniskirk Quarry, Caithness, Scotland

B: Westerdale Caithness Scotland

by John Leith, 6.4 km away

This is the mill at Westrdale in Caithness on the river Thurso. There are steps down to a very pleasa...

Westerdale Caithness Scotland

C: Loch Calder, Caithness, Scotland

by John Leith, 9.5 km away

Loch calder is about 2 miles long and 1.25 miles wide. It is a popular fishing loch for brown trout a...

Loch Calder, Caithness, Scotland

D: Castletown Battery Caithness

by Richard Gunn, 11.7 km away

This is the site of an old Victorian artillery (cannon) battery dating from about 1866, located on th...

Castletown Battery Caithness

E: Castletown Harbour Caithness

by Richard Gunn, 11.7 km away

Castletown Harbour was built around 1825 for the export of flagstones from local quarries around the ...

Castletown Harbour Caithness

F: Dunnet Bay Sunset Caithness

by Richard Gunn, 11.8 km away

Dunnnet Bay is located on the North coast of Scotland. The headland to the right of the bay in the pa...

Dunnet Bay Sunset Caithness

G: Westfield bridge, Caithness, Scotland

by John Leith, 11.9 km away

Westfield is a quiet scenic spot in Caithness. The burn of Foss Water passes under the road and it wa...

Westfield bridge, Caithness, Scotland

H: Dunnet Forest Ferns Caithness

by Richard Gunn, 14.1 km away

Dunnet Forest lies to the south of the village of Dunnet on the North Coast of Caithness, just inland...

Dunnet Forest Ferns Caithness

I: River Forss Grain Mill , Caithness , Scotland

by Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 16.1 km away

The grain mill at Forss is a fine example of its kind from the 19th century and has been restored and...

River Forss Grain Mill , Caithness , Scotland

J: Old Mill & Waterwheel , Forss , Caithness , Scotland

by Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 16.1 km away

Found on the banks of the River Forss , the old mill here is in a state of ruin . It still has its wa...

Old Mill & Waterwheel , Forss , Caithness , Scotland

This panorama was taken in Scotland, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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.

Share this panorama