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Set out on a grid pattern along one of the military roads laid out across Scotland by William Caulfield in 1775, Tomintoul was apparently described in 1860 by the then queen as “the most tumble-down, poor-looking place I ever saw – a long street with three inns, miserable dirty-looking houses and people, and a sad look of wretchedness about it.” That road is now the A939, and the village is a popular stop-off on the area’s Whisky Trail, with a number of hotels and restaurants for passing tourists, including those aboard Park’s of Hamilton-owned LSK 473, a Volvo 9700 operated on behalf of Caledonian Travel. It was captured by Jonathan Welch during a stop off in the village’s leafy main square.


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