Photo Hotspots

Edinburgh

Fort William

Stirling

Firth Of Forth Bridge

Luss, Loch Lomond

Loch Awe

Connel Bridge

Oban

Glencoe

Kinlochleven

Glenfinnan

Eilean Donan Castle

Rannoch Moor

Colour Gallery

My second trip to Scotland took me basically to the same areas as I visited in 2009 with the difference being that this time I had booked for May. I hoped to have a little more comfort & warmth with no more snow & to enjoy the spring blossoming out of every corner. Indeed, this was exactly what I experienced. The weather was kind to me on this trip I must admit & as you will see this reflects in the imagery that I shot whilst there. The weather is nonetheless changeable at any time of year here which makes it even more exciting, the creative juices start to flow & I was in my element. It was also interesting to observe how different the landscape looked now that the snow had disappeared.

Although as I previously mentioned, my visit was to the same area, the West Highlands, my intention this time was to explore the area in a bit more depth. I had realized after my first trip how much I had missed due to either bad planning or bad weather conditions. A good example as far as the weather was concerned was the Isle of Skye. I drove around the whole island last time & missed one of the most important features, Neist Point lighthouse. This was to be one of the highlights & lowlights of the trip as I had fractured a toe slipping from a wet rock at Elgol in the south of the island the day before. It almost killed me to walk the winding partly steep path to the Point but I was rewarded with some beautiful material.

Rannock Moor, one of the most beautiful areas of the Scottish Highlands, especially in Spring.

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

– John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

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Did You Know?

Glenfiddich became the first distillery to market single-malt whisky (as opposed to blended whisky) outside Scotland in 1963. It is now the world’s best-selling single malt, sold in 180 countries & accounts for about 35% of single malt sales.

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