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Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess of Hamilton (later Duchess of Argyll), 1733 - 1790, a Famous beauty, by Gavin Hamilton. With no dowry or rank, her beauty secured her and her sister excellent marriages. Elizabeth married the Duke of Hamilton on St. Valentine's Day 1752, only weeks after meeting him at a masquerade. She later went on to marry the Duke of Argyll.

Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess of Hamilton (later Duchess of Argyll), 1733 - 1790, a Famous beauty, by Gavin Hamilton. With no dowry or rank, her beauty secured her and her sister excellent marriages. Elizabeth married the Duke of Hamilton on St. Valentine's Day 1752, only weeks after meeting him at a masquerade. She later went on to marry the Duke of Argyll.

Lady Anstruther, 1763, by Joshua Reynolds (artist) | © Manchester City Galleries

Lady Anstruther, 1763, by Joshua Reynolds (artist) | © Manchester City Galleries

Quinag Rowan Tree, silhouette. Inchnadamph. Assynt. Scotland.

Quinag Rowan Tree, silhouette. Inchnadamph. Assynt. Scotland.

An abandoned building in the hamlet of Elphin in Sutherland, Scotland. Captured on a morning in October, with the prominent peak of Suilven in the distance.

An abandoned building in the hamlet of Elphin in Sutherland, Scotland. Captured on a morning in October, with the prominent peak of Suilven in the distance.

Ardvreck Castle built by the Clan MacLeod on the shores of Loch Assynt in the 15th century by Shandchem, via Flickr

Ardvreck Castle built by the Clan MacLeod on the shores of Loch Assynt in the 15th century by Shandchem, via Flickr

Assynt, Scotland

Assynt, Scotland