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  • I had never been this way before and the paths were grassy and bouncy to run on, not that well worn and gave fabulous views of the sunny south side of the Pentlands – much more pastoral looking than the tussocky, heather-clad side I normally see.

    Nine Mile Burn, Carlops and N. Esk

  • The queen's beloved estate in the Scottish Highlands, it encompasses 50,000 acres of heather-clad hills and woodland acquired by Queen Victoria in 1848.

    A Royal Birthday

  • Archie leaned forward with bowed head as the sad melody floated on the air, and his thoughts went back to the heather-clad Scottish hills.

    Madame Midas

  • The steep path led down to heather-clad valley slopes and finally to a few pine trees and patches of grass.

    To The Hilt

  • It was true that the shape of the terrain caused orographic cloud formation more days than not over the unhappy valley, but the dark grey morning when the perfidious Campbells murdered their hosts the Macdonalds - thirty-seven of them, including women and children - seemed to brood forever over the heather-clad hills.

    To The Hilt

  • No real roads led there, but the post still reached us by messenger, over the crags and the heather-clad slopes, a connection with the world outside.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • It was partly heather-clad and partly sloping meadow land.

    Five Go To Billycock Hill

  • Then I drew my claymore frae the heather-clad riggin ',

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • Oh! dear to my heart are my heather-clad mountains,

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume V. The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • They hoped that a week later the signal fires of insurrection would be blazing from every hill-top in Ireland; and that the sunlight of freedom, for which so many generations of patriots had yearned, would soon flood glebe and town, the heather-clad mountains, and pleasant vales of Innisfail.

    Speeches from the Dock, Part I


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