Delgatie Castle Backyard Gate (near Turriff, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland) by Yannik Hay

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Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
History of Delgatie Castle
Historic Scotland:

Most recently the home of the late Captain John Hay of Delgatie, Feudal Baron and built around 1049 the Castle has largely been in the Hay family for the last 650 years. It was taken from the Earl of Buchan after the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, when Robert the Bruce routed the invading English army. Mary Queen of Scots stayed at Delgatie for three days after the Battle of Corrachie in 1562. Her bedchamber is on view to the visitor.

Like many Scottish castles, Delgatie was rebuilt in the 16th century. The invention of the siege gun necessitated greater fortifications, and the 1570 rebuilding provided 8-16 feet thick walls. The main tower dates from about 1100, while its final extension with the battlement walk above the string course was completed in 1579.

In May 1639, the covenanters were routed in their first skirmish with the Royalist Gordons. This took place on the ‘Trot of Turriff’ near the castle. This proved to be the end for the ‘Royalist’ Hay of Delgatie who was hanged alongside the Earl of Montrose 11 years later in Edinburgh. In May 1661, following the restoration of Charles II, his body was exhumed and under the orders of the Lord Lyon Kings of Arms he was given a huge state funeral. Amid much pomp and ceremony he was laid to rest next to the Marquis of Montrose in St Giles Cathederal, Edinburgh. ref:

Texture: JoesSistah
Location: Delgatie Castle near Turriff, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Date: 2010-09-20
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/50 sec.
Aperture: F/3,5
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@35mm
Lightroom 3,6
Photoshop CS5 64 bits for Mac – Camera Raw 6.6


aberdeenshire, architecture, castle, clan, hay, manor, medieval, ruin, scotland, gate

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • thanks greatly for the wonderful comment and for the fav. take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago


  • I’m very pleased that you like it. And thx for adding it to your favs :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballover 2 years ago

    Great processing and texture Yannik!

  • Thank you very much John for your great comment. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    A great presentation of this wonderful old gate !

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thx again Audrey :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 03/12/2012
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  • So many thanks for the feature. I am delighted about your appreciation :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 2 years ago

    How are you my dear friend? :)

    Terrific focus ! included arrangement…
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