The Auld Brig...
“Each moment of the year has its own beauty . . . a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The pastel colours of a winter sunset light up the River Isla by The Auld Brig at Keith.
In 1609 this bridge was built by Thomas Murray and his wife Janet Lindsay. It was reputed to be in memory of their son, who drowned while trying to cross the river.
On the left of the arch of the bridge is Campbells Hole, which has an entrance underneath the large stone, clearly seen in the picture, and reputedly is the start of a tunnel which goes all the way through to Milton Tower. This may be, but it is alleged that it was a refuge for Campbell soldiers retreating from battle with the Jacobites in 1746.
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