• A lone cottage and tree stand in stark contrast to the scarred heather moorland at the head of Royal Deeside. The removal of families on the highlands made way for sporting estates and sheep farms that were more profitable. Heather is burned to encourage new growth to feed grouse that will in turn be shot by wealthy tourists. HM The Queen's highland estate at Balmoral is a few miles, as the grouse flies.

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