Tag: Scotland

  • The Gravestone of Flora MacDonald

    The Gravestone of Flora MacDonald

    Flora MacDonald is famed for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape, after the Battle of Culloden. She helped whisk him away to the Isle of Skye. However, she was eventually arrested for her part in this historical story, and was sent to the Tower of London. That wasn’t the end for Flora though, instead she was…

  • Scottish Old Houses

    Scottish Old Houses

    These two buildings stand within the grounds of the Skye Museum of Island Life. These buildings represent a very ancient way of living, in some of the most remote parts of Skye. People lived in these buildings until the end of the 19th Century.

  • The Lone Highlander

    The Lone Highlander

    The 1745 Jacobite Rising began on the very spot this statue stands, upon the shores of Loch Shiel in the Highlands of Scotland. Bonnie Prince Charlie arrived here and began the uprising which ultimately ended in failure at the Battle of Culloden about eight months later.

  • The Jacobite In Grey

    The Jacobite In Grey

    This is The Lone Highlander, he stands atop the Glenfinnan Memorial, standing on the edge of Loch Shiel. This shot was taken through the undergrowth.

  • Scottish Rocks

    Scottish Rocks

    These rocks stand ancient and strong near the top end of the Isle of Skye. I think there’s something distinctly otherworldly about this location. It could almost be Mars, couldn’t it?

  • Some More Grey Skies

    Some More Grey Skies

    Another day, another black and white Scottish landscape shot. These particular peaks can be spotted on the Isle of Skye.

  • The Shepherd of Glencoe

    The Shepherd of Glencoe

    This photo of the Scottish mountain known as Buachaille Etive Mòr, was one of the first photos I took on my very first trip to Scotland (back in 2009!). I found it in the archive, dusted it off, and gave it a fresh edit for this post. I also learned that the very top of…

  • Over The Sea To Skye

    Over The Sea To Skye

    Here’s a shot of the water between mainland Scotland and the beautiful Isle of Skye in the distance.

  • The Shepherd

    The Shepherd

    This pyramid peak in Glencoe has the delightful name of Buachaille Etive Mòr. It is nicknamed The Shepherd, and has featured in a James Bond movie. This was the first photo I ever took in Scotland.