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Delgatie Castle in Autumn's Glory (near Turriff, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland) by Yannik Hay

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Dedicated to my Hay heritage!
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:

Location: Delgatie Castle near Turriff, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Date: 2010-09-20
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/400 sec.
Aperture: F/5,0
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Tamron 28-300mm@92mm
Lightroom 3,6
Photoshop CS5 64 bits for Mac – Camera Raw 6.6

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


  • Thank you so much. And I am very pleased that you like this Delgatie castle series and adding them to your favs :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    Wow, so very beautiful, from composition to framing, love it !

  • Thanks greatly for the compliment and for adding it to your favs :) Best wishes!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    A well presented image and interesting history !

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful. This have been a wonderful trip.

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 2 years ago

    Both great images with lovely texture and decorative artwork Yan. This one is my favourite as it seems more balanced composition somehow to me.

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Audrey :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

  • Merci Francis de l’accepter dans le groupe :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful heritage!!

  • Thank you very much Vivian for the wonderful comment. So pleased that you like it :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago


  • Hi Vivian, thx for the great news :) I am thrilled!

    – Yannik Hay

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleover 2 years ago

    Totally awesome,Yan♥ wonderful history.:o)) God Bless,Mae

  • Thank you so much MaeBelle for the compliment and fav. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

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