the highlands and islands of scotland

A selection of images taken in some of my favourite location.

This extract from "A man in Assynt" by Norman MacCaig sums up my feelings far better than I can

Who possesses this landscape?-

The man who bought it or

I who am possessed by it?

False questions, for

this landscape is Masterless

Glenlicht House Bothy
Moine House and Ben Loyal, Sutherland
The Elphin Bothy
Sandwood Cottage above Sandwood bay in Sutherland
Coire Fionnaraich Bothy
Foghorn at Eilean Gals Lighthouse on Scalpay, Outer Hebrides
Suilven in Assyny
Buchaille Etive Mor
The McLeod Stone on The Isle of Harris
The Corran Lighthouse on Loch Linhe
Ben Hope
Mountain Lochan and Dun Cann, Raasay
Early morning mists on Loch Etive
Glamaig above the mist from Raasay
Island in a misty loch an Ardnamurchan
Lochan na Crannaig in the mist, Ardnamurchan


And it' roving for pleasure by mountain and stream

Rovin for sorrow wi' whisky and dreams

Rovin for fortune on far foreign shore

At the back of the north wind its rovin no more

(words and music by Brian Macneil)