Saturday, January 10, 2009

Moffat

Over the years we have made a habit of stopping here on our way from Wales to further north in Scotland. Moffat is in Dumfriesshire and about 40 miles north of the border, not far off the M74. Here are a few of my photos:

The famous statue of a ram in the High Street which was sculpted by William Brodie - but without ears -
an omission that led to the folklore that Brodie committed suicide!

Where we usually have something to eat!


Below: a few other photos from the High Street







The main Moffat website is here
and the Undiscovered Scotland webpage is another good source of information


6 comments:

donnie said...

have never been to Moffat - looks a nice place

enquiries said...

Hello Jane, I came across your blog whilst searching for a Moffat Ram image- I am building a website for a B&B in Moffat and I would like to use an image of the Moffat Ram on the website. I really like the way you have captured the detail of the ram and I would like to ask whether you would be prepared to give me permission to use your image for this purpose. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Shona
enquiries@aspenwebdev.co.uk

Jane said...

Hello Shona - I'm just about to send you an email to your address given - let me know if you don't receive it!

Jane said...

Thanks for your comment Donnie - nice to hear from you too!

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Denis Bell said...

Hi again Jane....you are still working hard at keeping up the good work on your fantastic blog. Mary and I have just been to a few places on our holiday fortnight, and Moffat one of them..very enjoyable too. Luckily we've had mostly good weather and had a great 'round walk' on the Southern Upland Way....All your great town snaps are all the places 'to visit'...I got a great Harris tweed jacket for £60...a bargain! I used to race the 'Moffat Chase' and it was always a long distance Scottish classic hill race. I also once did Moffat to Peebles over the tops (32 miles) on a glorious early winter day I recall; got to Peebles in the gloaming, time for fish and chips! Along the way we crossed the ridge above Loch Skeen which feeds the Grey Mare's Tail....what a lovely walk that is on a good day, right up the glen past the cascades to the peaceful loch at the top...

Kindest regards, Denis..