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Craigmonie Woodland, Inverness (Credit: Forestry and Land Scotland)

Favourite Places: Craigmonie Woodland

By Alison Mason

Alison Mason
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This audio forms part of a series of audio interviews conducted in 2022 by Smartify as part of the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project. Listen and discover the Spirit of the Highlands and Islands through the eyes of the people who live, work and visit here.

In this audio series, learn about the places across the region that hold special meaning to the people of the Highlands and Islands. Here, listen to Alison Mason as she shares her fondness for Craigmonie, a splendid woodland which covers a towering craig near Drumnadrochit.'s had many guises over the centuries - a Pictish fort, it's been a place of Viking's just a beautiful wood with lots of diverse, different trees. Very quiet, very peaceful...