Scotland’s Castle Corridor

By: David C. Weinczok

There is a place on the west coast of Scotland where the driving forces of history are condensed into a single voyage. For the vast majority of human history waterways have served not as barriers but as connectors, linking communities across distances both near and vast. Imagine, for a moment, a Scotland without rail lines, motorways, or airports. Doing so flips our understanding of movement entirely on its head; suddenly, the easiest and safest way to get from one place to another – say, from Inverness to Dumfries or from Kirkwall to Edinburgh – is not by going overland, but by taking to the seas. Places of power were built to control these seaborne superhighways, and cultures rich with lore grew out of their opportunities and perils. Few areas instil this understanding more deeply than the Castle Corridor.  

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2 thoughts on “Scotland’s Castle Corridor”

  1. Interesting perspective….makes sense.

  2. We want to come with two persons 80 years and 76 years in good health.
    What’s the best time?
    What’s the best and easy way to travel from maastricht in the Netherlands?
    Annnie en Wil Klinkers
    Blekerij 48
    6212xw maastricht
    Bill from Holland.

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