Built in the 1600’s by Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney and Lord of Shetland, this magnificent castle was his principal residence in the Shetlands.
Located in Scalloway on the Western Coast of Mainland in the Shetland Islands Northern Scotland, this castle is a must see.
Click here if you want to read about the history of this castle…
Click on image to enlarge.
Click HERE to see my book on Castles in the British Isles.

Taken with a Lumix G2 using a standard 14 – 45mm Four Thirds lens with a touch of HDR ( x2 ) and post op done on Picasa3.

I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 2 years ago

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 2 years ago

    Wow Larry, looks totally like my kinda place…
    Love how you made it larger than life !!

  • It was one of the best preserved castle’s that I have seen.. ( and I’ve seen hundreds )
    And it was larger than life…
    Thanks Billy for your appreciation.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Great finish. I would have liked to have found this one

  • I’m sure you would have….
    And it was right beside the “Drydock” in the Scalloway Harbour… Best of both worlds…
    I also took a shot of the castle between tow boats, so you will see what I mean…

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

    Great atmosphere in your terrific capture Larry. Your treatment really sets it off !

  • I wanted it to stand out and not be just another castle…
    I think it works well.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    It’s beautiful Larry…like the effect also!!! great work!

  • Thank you, my sweet friend.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


  • Thanks Lorilee.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture. Very cool.

  • They are certainly Giants of the Past… And that’s what I was trying for.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdabout 2 years ago

    Wow! Instant fav!!! :-))

  • I’m glad you like it….
    And yours is with me…
    It’s now up on our wall…

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • NordicBlackbird
    NordicBlackbirdabout 2 years ago

    Haha! Excellent :-))

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardalmost 2 years ago

    Looks similar to the castle ruins I saw in Lerwick. Great shot, Larry…especially like that low cloud bank behind the castle.

  • Well you now have one up on me…?
    Apart from Fort Charlotte I can’t place a castle ruins at Lerwick.?
    Please fill me in !!!

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

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