Shetland – Highlights of a Summer Visit

The highlights of a summer trip to the wonderful Shetland Islands - islands that far exceeded my expectations and to which I very much look forward to returning. Check out my photos from puffins at Sumburgh Head in the south to Herma Ness in the north, cosmopolitan Lerwick, Bressay and Noss boat trips, and many beautiful places in between with spectacular coastal scenery guaranteed.

Bucholly Castle

Bucholly Castle is a fascinating ruin set in a stunning, remote location on the east coast of Caithness south of John o' Groats. It is perched above the North Sea on a rocky peninsula joined to the mainland by a narrow neck of land with steep drops to the geos on either side.

A Long Walk Above Glen Affric

A long walk on a short November day high above Glen Affric and Loch Mullardoch including the five Munros of Toll Creagach, Tom a'Choinich, Carn Eige, Beinn Fhionnlaidh and Mam Sodhail; a day of walking above the clouds and dramatic views lit by low angled autumn sunlight. See the photographs and route here.

Saturday Afternoon – Choppy Pentland Firth

Waves crashing on to the rocks on a grey Saturday afternoon in Caithness, just a fleeting hint of brightness from the west and a choppy Pentland Firth with Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of the British Mainland, in the distance.

Snow in May – Cairngorm 2012

Cold snaps aren't unusual in May in the Scottish mountains and we are in the grip of one just now; we are also in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, so access to the hills is off limits. Here I remember a ski tour in stunning snow and weather conditions in the Cairngorms in May 2012 when we were able to get out and about.

Glen Etive – A February Day of Wild Showers

Photos from beautiful Glen Etive on a wild February day of vicious hail showers and spindrift interspersed with bright winter sunshine and atmospheric views. Photos from upper Glen Etive, the slopes of the Corbett, Beinn Maol Chaluim, and a time lapse sequence at the head of Loch Etive.

An Teallach – A Winter Solstice Round of Toll an Lochain

Photos, route and an account of a winter solstice round of Toll an Lochain, An Teallach in Wester Ross. An Teallach is one of the finest mountains in the British Isles and the round of Toll an Lochain takes in the spectacularly jagged skyline of Corrag Bhuidhe, Lord Berkeley’s Seat and Sgurr Fiona and the mountains highest peak, Bidein a’ Ghlas Thuill.

Cairngorm October Snow and Sunset

An October walk in the Cairngorm mountains, fresh autumn snow on the peaks and spectacular waterfalls; over the Cairngorm plateau and along the shores of Loch Avon, returning via the summit of Cairngorm for sunset. See the route and photos and read about it here.

The Summer Isles from Stac Pollaidh

I am delighted that my photo "The Summer Isles from Stac Pollaidh" has been used on the cover of Philip Marsden's new book "The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination". See the photo and read about it here. Purchase prints from our online store at Redbubble.com

Ben Hope Summit Camp

A summer night camping on the summit plateau of Ben Hope. Sunset in the north west, sunrise in the north east, shifting mists and changing light. See the photos and read about it here. Purchase prints from our online store at Redbubble.com

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