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White Caterthun - Iron Age Fort, Brechin, Scotland
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davidson_g
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Google Earth Interactive aerial 360 -click image below (PC/Mac)

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Nice 360, everything very green, lots of rain me thinks.
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hallmark007 Posted at 2016-7-28 17:36
Nice 360, everything very green, lots of rain me thinks.

We've certainly had plenty rain. Good to have some lengthy periods of sun. There's lots of heather in those hills!
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Nice 360 pano and lovely weather there!
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DJI-Paladin Posted at 2016-7-29 04:33
Nice 360 pano and lovely weather there!

Thank you. This was the fort I was at when I replied to you yesterday I incorrectly stated it was a Roman fort; it's actually an Iron Age fort.

I was up there for over an hour waiting for a decent break in the clouds. I gave up, came down the hill and then the sun broke out... Back up the hill I went!
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Nice. But why is this called a "fort"? I thought fort refers to fortress? This looks like a pile of pebble stones in the picture.
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DJI-H.C Posted at 2016-7-29 12:17
Nice. But why is this called a "fort"? I thought fort refers to fortress? This looks like a pile of  ...

It's of such an age  (2000 -3000 years old) that the geography alone gave a defensive advantage to a settlement. On a hillfort, the enemy had to get up there and this would have slowed them down. It may have been surrounded by additional trenches and a wooden fence to protect the encampment.

Here's a link that gives an idea of what that site may have looked like;

http://topofly.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... llfort-work-in.html

Heres a video clip I took yesterday - I have to work out where the video flicker is coming from and remember to slap on an ND filter when needed (there's Jello about!)

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