POTD: Doocot

POTD: DoocotDoocot
Tobermory, Scotland
2015

No, it’s not a nuclear reactor cooling tower or some mega-behive. A doocot, as it’s often spelled in Scotland, or dovecote (alternatively dovecot) as is more common elsewhere is a structure meant to house pigeons. This one, about 20′ high was lined on the inside with row upon row of nesting boxes. There’s been one at this location since the middle ages when it was associated with a nearby castle. As we were approaching it, a pigeon or two flew out the top but when we peeked in the low access door, it appeared pretty much abandoned–a pigeon ghost-town of sorts.