New Year's Day 2017

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The collection of photos taken on New Year's Day, one from each contributor, has been run in the Themed Topic Forum for a number of years.
Some people take active part and add their photos to the forum thread, as well as attaching the shared description to their image. Many others take the photo and submit it to the site, but don't post to the forum. Others go out for lengthy walks with their cameras and take lots of photos.
I thought I'd bring all these groups together - a total of 69 photographers. I've arranged the images in more or less (map) north to south order and added a brief description where there was none.

1 Scotland

NH8298 : Blow the Cobwebs Away by Adam Ward
A New Years Day walk on Golspie beach - a grand way to start the year for human and beast alike. High tide is not long away.
by Adam Ward

NJ0959 : Burgie House by Anne Burgess
This is the north (rear) elevation of the house. Compare it with the front NJ0959 : Burgie House
by Anne Burgess
Shared Description

NG2656 : Jaguar at Stein Jetty by Richard Dorrell
The car is a 2007 Jaguar XK Coupe, and is parked at the top of the slipway at Stein. The boat is BRD296, named Swell, a 7.1 metre fishing boat built 1992. The house in the background was owned, in the 1970s, by the popular folk singer, Donovan.
by Richard Dorrell
Shared Description

NH6454 : Storm damage, Tullich Wood by Julian Paren
We are in the process of clear felling our section of Tullich Wood to conform to a forestry licence that expires in April 2017. Strong winds did much of the work for us - we had been told that if we did not fell the Norway Spruce they would fall over.
by Julian Paren
Shared Description

NH5250 : Muir of Ord junction by Craig Wallace
A four-way road junction in Muir of Ord. The A862 (Great North Road) joins with the A832 (Black Isle Road), before crossing the bridge over the railway. It is also joined by Seaforth Road.

Work is going on to replace the bridge over the railway, so there are traffic cones and fences across the current bridge, and an extended section of traffic lights.

The building on the right was the Royal Bank of Scotland, it closed a couple of years ago, the sign says "Coming to the market soon". To the left is The Co-operative Food grocery store.
by Craig Wallace

NH8448 : The Grey Stone by valenta
Taken at 1201 on a dreich New Year's Day in Cawdor Big Wood. The nearby Greystone Bridge takes its name from this massive rock on the Allt Dearg
by valenta
Shared Description

NN2811 : Loch Sloy dam by Bill Kasman
This dam, opened in October 1950, holds the waters of Loch Sloy for use by the hydro-electric power station at Inveruglas NN3209 : Sloy Power Station. The hill is Beinn Dubh (773m).
by Bill Kasman

NS6696 : Winter trees on the road approaching Frew Toll by Alpin Stewart

About thirteen kilometres west-northwest of Stirling.

NS3482 : Cleared woodland on the slopes of Gouk Hill by Lairich Rig
Until recently, this view would have been obstructed by trees. The hill from which the picture was taken is shown, with trees, in the central part of the background of NS3482 : Cleared forestry land near Gouk Hill, and, without trees, in the right background of NS3482 : Forestry track near Goukhill Muir.

Slightly left of centre in the present picture are the hills that surround, like a horseshoe, the head of Glen Finlas (c.NS3190). The more distant Ben Lomond (NN3602) is right of centre, with a tall standing trunk in front of it.
by Lairich Rig

NS5573 : Waitrose Supermarket, Milngavie by Richard Sutcliffe
Taken just after noon on 1st January. What is usually a busy car park is completely empty, as the store is closed for the holiday.
by Richard Sutcliffe
Shared Description

NS2173 : Bankfoot roundabout by Thomas Nugent
Approaching the roundabout on the A78 from Inverkip towards Greenock. The A770 Cloch Road joins on the left. Bargane Hill is in the distance.
by Thomas Nugent
Shared Description

NT2470 : Ivy in the ascendant by M J Richardson
Midday picture, New Year's Day 2017. Another exciting milestone image! An indication of climate change - in tropical regions lianas are becoming more prevalent and intrusive in forests; in temperate regions Ivy seems to be much more noticeable higher up in trees, although I do not know of any work to support that observation. If I am spared it will be interesting to see how the Ivy in these two trees develops over the next few years. Two earlier pictures show the Ivy nowhere near as high as this in 2010 NT2470 : Morningside skyline, or 2013 NT2470 : Snow on sycamore branches and roofs.
by M J Richardson
Shared Description

NT4870 : Samuelston East Mains by Richard Webb
The chimney is a relic of using steam power on the farm.
by Richard Webb

NT7041 : Hume Castle On New Year's Day 2017 by James T M Towill
A brief pre-lunch stroll up to Hume Castle on New Year's Day 2017 was graced with bright, cold conditions; upon leaving, a brief sleet shower added to the midwinter feeling of the day.
by James T M Towill
Shared Description

NT2240 : Edston Hill trig point, New Year's Day 2017 by Jim Barton
The trig point is a little way S of the highest point and gives a fine view up the Manor Valley, seen here at 12.34 on a clear New Year's Day with a chilly N wind.
by Jim Barton
Shared Description

NS2918 : Heads of Ayr View by Mary and Angus Hogg
Looking towards the Heads of Ayr in lovely clear but chilly conditions at the start of 2017. We found a Little Egret on the shore near the foot of the hill.
by Mary and Angus Hogg
Shared Description

NS8700 : Carron Linns, Durisdeer by Craig Brown

Carron Water flows into the River Nith about three kilometres south of here.

NX2551 : Craignarget Cottage by Jon Alexander
Looking from the top of Craignarget Shore towards the Rocks of Garheugh.
by Jon Alexander


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