Saturday 9 June 2012: Stormy Castle
This is Crichton Castle in Midlothian, sitting on an outcrop above the upper reaches of the River Tyne as it starts to wend its way towards the coast north of Dunbar, some 20 miles away. With its roots in a 14th century tower house for John de Crichton, it was expanded and improved over the subsequent centuries, culminating in the notable Italianate diamond-facing to the inner courtyard.
The stable block that stands nearby, though more modest than its principal neighbour, is equally impressive for its type.
Today, the castle stood proudly against the gathering storm clouds.