Mark’s Small, But Majestic Scottish Mote

Appreciating the view from one of Scotland’s lowest high points

The view over Rough Island and Rough Firth from Mote of Mark, near Rockliffe, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland — © Simon Whaley

As thrones go, it’s not particularly comfortable. Not that I can be sure this specific granite rock is the exact spot where Mark, King of Dumnonia, once sat. But if I were him this is where I would plant my royal bottom.

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