Doune Castle, Trossachs

Doune Castle, Trossachs, Scotland

 This evening I have complied a composite of the first two days of a recent photography tour of Scotland during winter. At end of day 1 the town where we stayed had no electricity and hence I was unable to collate and post images which in turn placed my blogging sequence in arrears. Tonight’s exercise is a ‘catch up’.

After collecting guest at Edinburgh Airport we drove north-west past Doune Castle (above) to Callander where we had a brief stop for photographs and refreshments. 

Bridge over River Teith, Callander

Bridge over River Teith, Callander, Scotland

 Next we continued through Strathtyre, Crainlarich and on to Rannoch Moor passing through some interesting Trossachs scenery en-route.

Rural Scene, Trossachs

Rural Scene, Trossachs, Scotland

 

Loch Lubnaig, Trossachs

Loch Lubnaig, Trossachs, Scotland

 Rannoch Moor provided some wonderful photo opps.

Rannoch Moor, Scotland

Rannoch Moor, Scotland in Winter

 

Rannoch Moor, Scotland

Rannoch Moor, Scotland in Winter

 

Deer in Winter on Rannoch Moor

Deer in Winter on Rannoch Moor, Scotland

 After Rannoch Moor, we cotinued north through Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most stunning scenic areas.

Glencoe, Scotland

Glencoe, Scotland in Winter

 On arriving at Corran on Loch Linnhe we took the ferry and then continued on the west side of the loch up to Glenfinnan and then our final destination of Mallaig where there was no elctricity due to the recent hurricane strength gales.

After a cold night with no hot water we caught the 8.40am ferry to Armadale, Skye which took us past the spectacular Knoydart Peninsula– and more photo opps.

Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland

Knoydart Peninsula, Scotland in Winter

 On arrival on Skye we stopped first at Knock Castle and then Isleornsay.

Knock Castle, Skye

Knock Castle, Skye, Scotland

 

Ornsay, Skye

Ornsay, Skye, Scotland

 Further on we stopped for pics of a small herd of Highland Cattle  before going on to Kyleakin and its ruined castle.

Highland Cow, Isle of Skye

Highland Cow, Isle of Skye, Scotland

 

Castle Maol, Kyleakin

Castle Maol, Kyleakin, Skye

 Next, we travelled across the Skye Bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh and then a short distance to the famous Eilean Donan Castle- and more photographs.

Skye Bridge, Scotland

Skye Bridge, Scotland in Winter

 

Eilean Donan  Castle

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

 Next, we continued trough increasingly wintry Highland scenery via Glen Shiel, Invergarry and Loch Laggan.

Glenshiel, Highlands

Glenshiel, Highlands of Scotland

 

Mountain Scene in Winter, Highlands

Mountain Scene in Winter, Highlands, Scotland

 

Loch Laggan in Winter

Loch Laggan in Winter, Scotland

 On arriving at Pitlochry, we called in briefly at Edradour Distillery, Scotland’s smallest such whisky producer but just missed the last tour of the day.

Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry

Edradour Distillery, Pitlochry, Scotland

 

Finally we drove on south and then west, first to Aberfeldy and finally to our destination of Kenmore on the northern tip of Loch Tay.

Overall, a great 2 days during we benefited from a very fortunate combination of winter scenery and sunshine- ideal for photography.

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