Scotland, here, is an isolated part of the west where the hills are high and the sea and rivers are gorgeous and the roads very narrow. Highly atmospheric and the other place on the planet that we would call home had we not emigrated to Canada a couple of decades ago.

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Shepherd’s Cottage

This is a picture of a broken down shepherd’s croft at the top of the Black Glen near Ardtornish. It’s a long couple of hours walk up the track get this far into the hills … hard work but the views are magnificent and there are Golden Eagles overhead (sometimes).


The Enchanted Forest

An extensive sector of managed forest that, for whatever reason, has not been cut for almost a century and has now been left for the lichens, mosses and wildlife to enjoy.


Abandoned Village

A stream running down to the north side of Loch Arienas beside a village long ago abandoned during the Highland clearances. There are still cattle grazing there – you can just see their backs in the distance beside the loch-side.


European Robin

This small bird that followed us on a wet day, hoping for crumbs no doubt



On the west side of Glencoe and right at the top as you come off Rannoch Moor. This is Buachaille Etive Mor.


Juvenile Euro Robin

We met this bird several times – he was always hanging out in the same spot whenever we passed.


Mossy Wall

You will find dry stone walls like this everywhere in the Highlands, though some are in better condition.


Casting a Fly

Casting for trout, of course


Lonely Tree

Sheep and deer have denuded most mountains of their trees unless they are fenced out – somehow this lone tree survived.



Evening light over the sea at Lochaline


Highland Cattle

The iconic cattle of the Scottish Highlands


Victorian Art Revisited

Mountains south of Loch Arienas – this vista always reminds me of the scenes captured in the classic Victorian paintings of the area