I always knew the Scots were proud of their nation and their land; and I have had many friends who have lauded the stunning scenery and life to be enjoyed in that great, plucky country, but still, I never really realized just how majestic and glorious a place it really was – until I saw these great photographs of the Scottish Highlands. When you take a look at the same 16 photos I did, I am sure you will have just the same awe-struck, and as they say over there ‘gob-smacked’ reaction. Join me on this 16 leg tour of whiskey-laden, bonnie, wee Scotland.
1. Glen Coe
Glen Coe is the name on everyone’s mind when they try to recall grand highland valley. Some of the images taken here are among the greatest in photographic history. If this one doesn’t inspire you to take a life-changing trip to the Highlands, then I don’t know what will!
2. An Teallach, Dundonnell
In Gaelic, this stunning mountain is known as ‘the hearthstone of the forge’, and looking at this burning red glowing sandstone you can see why it has inspired the brilliantly poetic highlanders to conjure up such a homely, yet magnificent name.
3. St. Kilda
St. Kilda, an isolated rocky archipelago, is the most remote part of Britain and the British Isles. It’s in fact uninhabited these days, but you can visit and gaze in wonder at the curious beehive like fortifications and dwellings that remain from the island’s earlier civilizations.
4. Finnich Glen and the Devil’s Pulpit, Drymen
Sometimes the beauty of Scotland makes me doubt my perceptive faculties. Are my eyes really seeing this 100-foot gorge? The mesmerizing whirlpools and eddies combine with the sunlight to echo such wonderful watery light around the rocks.