The Google Earth and Google Maps team published an imagery update earlier today which, as usual, contains some really interesting sites. Ireland is not featured is this update, but large parts of Scotland and England, among others, are.
In recent years Google Earth has become an increasingly invaluable service that allows heritage enthusiasts to remotely explore sites of historic interest or significance; and Scotland is full of them. With a history famed in martial story, Scotland has many great castles and abbeys, examples of Iron Age settlements and Norse invasion.
With the new imagery update, many of these site can now be explored for the first time using Google Earth. We’ve included a few below,
You can download this KML file which, when opened in Google Earth, outlines exactly what regions have been recently updated.