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Who owns Scotland?

I have often pondered this very question —

It would appear that this part of Scotland where my dog walked today is owned by a Russian oligarch —

Here we are – not a couple of miles from my door —

complete with 3300 acres of Scottish hills and glens —

According to a tweet on Twitter on 14th Dec 2020 from award winning investigative journalist Martyn McLaughlin – the castle and estate was bought in 2008 by Russian steel tycoon Vladimir Lison for £6.8m.

Judging by the photo included in the tweet – Lison – who is reputed to be worth 15 billion quid doesn’t have to sit at the far end of the forty foot table when he visits his bosom buddy Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin —

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2022 in out and about

 

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Tweet from Martyn McLaughlin (@MartynMcL)

Martyn McLaughlin (@MartynMcL) Tweeted: They include Aberuchill Castle Estate near Comrie, purchased by the Russian steel tycoon Vladimir Lisin for £6.8m. It received £682,896 via the Common Agricultural Policy b/w 2016 & 2019. Bloomberg estimates Lisin, pictured here with Vladimir Putin, has a fortune of £15bn. https://t.co/lbBwzG57ry https://twitter.com/MartynMcL/status/1338408505909407746?s=20&t=79pIFJ_XLCoN6FTkLir38w

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2022 in out and about

 

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To the Hills with the X-ADV750 —

The sun may have been shining but it was still quite cold out on the bike today —

Here we are looking past Beinn Dorain and over Auch towards the western end of Loch Lyon —

This time I’ve crossed the railway and ignored the ‘PRIVATE’ sign to get an unusual shot back to Ben More —

I thought I knew my old horse drawn farm implements —

but this one has me puzzled?? 🙄

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2022 in out and about

 

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Once a Hoofer —

Always a Hoofer —

Yehh!
Magic!
 
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Posted by on February 25, 2022 in out and about

 

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Out and about today —

Creases in the sky —

But none on the tarmac —

and none here either —

little ones on the loch tho’ —

No worries – March is just around the corner – should be getting out and about on the bike again soon 😎

MAGIC!
 
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Posted by on February 25, 2022 in out and about

 

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Snow bunny on Glen Ogle —

C’mon Don – keep up —

I’ve found a picnic table —

And I’ve found a signpost —

Pointing the way home —

Or is it that away —

What happened to simple legible signs in black and white? The ‘going green’ movement must have money to burn!

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2022 in out and about

 

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Snowballs -+-

Loki has such a soft mouth – when he wants —

He can actually catch a snowball in his teeth without crushing it 😎

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2022 in out and about

 

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Oops —

So much for Global Warming —

Yup! I closed the curtains again — Sharpish!

And there was I – all ready for an early summer 😎

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2022 in out and about

 

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The Old Horseshoe Pass Cafe —

I read in the motorcycling press recently the ‘powers that be’ have put a 40mph speed limit on the Old Horseshoe Pass. A real shame – there was a time when that was my favourite set of bends —

No worries – so long as the killjoys don’t spoil the Cafe —

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2022 in out and about

 

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Lookin Good —

Too good a day to miss —-

Was heading for the Welly but strong wind gusts blew me down to Callander for a coffee at Fat Jack’s 😎

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2022 in out and about

 

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