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A right royal treat in Germany

Queen Victoria's husband Albert is celebrated in his birthplace of Coburg.

Travel writer Ron Smith sets off to Germany to explore a Royal connection for people from these shores, and to soak up the culture in two fascinating cities, which he thoroughly recommends to readers, who can get there easily ........

Photos

North Focus camera contest - February winner

February's North Focus readers' picture of the month is this fun shot of Fin the Cocker Spaniel playing in the snow in the garden of Susan Cameron, Craggie Lodge, Daviot East, Inverness.

North Focus camera contest - February winner

North Focus camera contest - January winner

THIS stunning wildlife picture by Angie MacLeod, Faillie house, Faillie Bridge, Daviot, by Inverness, of a dolphin catching and playing with a salmon at Chanonry Point on the Black Isle is our readers' picture of the month for January.

North Focus camera contest - January winner

North Focus camera contest - December winner

This stunning lansdscape of Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe, by Scott Robertson, 8 Lochy Crescent, Inverlochy, Fort William, was out December winner in our North Focus camera contest.

North Focus camera contest - December winner

North Focus camera contest - November winner

This blue tit flying out of the nest box in the garden was taken by Caroline Allan, 10a Ballifeary Road, Inveness, and is the November winner of our North Focus camera contest. The competition givs you

North Focus camera contest - November winner

North Focus camera contest - October winner

OCTOBER'S picture of the month was this unusual shot by Laura Wilson, The Croft, West Laroch, Ballachulish, who said: "Enjoying the sun, I took my dog Thai for a swim in the River Coe in Glencoe and managed

North Focus camera contest - October winner

North Focus camera contest - September winner

September's readers picture of the month was this red deer sky by Dougie Hamilton, Creagan Cottage, 4 Resaurie, Inverness. Our North Focus readers' photos competition gives you the chance to have one of

North Focus camera contest - September winner

North Focus camera contest - August winner

August's Picture of the Month was this bottlenose dolphin breaching in the Moray Firth at Chanonry Point at Fortrose taken by Alister Kemp, 29 Teandallon Place, Evanton.

North Focus camera contest - August winner

North Focus camera contest - July winner

THIS shot of Eilean Donan Castle in Wester Ross at sunset was taken by Craig Urquhart, 22 Windsor Place, Conon Bridge, and is the readers' Picture of the Month for JUly. It now goes forward to our Picture

North Focus camera contest - July winner