The natives were friendly.

No sooner had I sat down on the bench when this lovely doggie came over to me. She was carrying a stick in her mouth. As she approached me she dropped the stick at my feet. This was an invitation to play. How could I resist?

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What a cute doggie!

This Scottish Terrier is a Newtonmore fan, which you can tell as it is wearing a club jersey. Newtonmore are one of the top shinty clubs. This photo was taken at the Camanachd Cup final (the premier cup competition) in 2016 when Newtonmore beat Oban 1:0. This started a run for Newtonmore when they won in 2017, 2018 & 2019. There won't be a cup competition in 2020, for obvious reasons.

The other famous Hitchcock was also a terrier lover, but not , it would seem.

I've come across lots of online references about Alfred Hitchcock having a pair of Sealyham Terriers, and a few mentions of him having a Westie. One of Hitchcock's Sealyham Terriers was seen in his 1941 movie Suspicion, and the director is seen walking two of these dogs in a cameo appearance in The Birds (1963).

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One of the very sad things that happened in 2019 was the loss of our friends' Scottish Terrier, Hitchcock. As well as being a beloved family member, Hitchcock was the first Scottie to compete, and win, at European & World level Dog Agility competitions. You can see videos of Hitchcock competing at the link below.

One of Hitchcock's many online fans was so moved by his death that she created this lovely painting.

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At the end of the we encountered this fascinating navigable aqueduct.

The two left-most arches allow a river to pass underneath the aqueduct, and the third arch allows access for pedestrians & small vehicles. The Caledonian Canal passes above the aqueduct, but is out of sight at this level.

, the Scottie dog, was a bit wary when he went through the tunnel at first. The second time, he went through like a pro.

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Reports coming in of large queues forming at polling places across the country.

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