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Today, commenced with a very early start. At 5.00am I was able to take some stunning images of  a brilliant red sunrise at Broadford on Skye.

Sunrise on Skye

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This evening, I am in Fort William which is the self-styled Outdoor Capital of Scotland.

Our Scotland tour commenced in Glasgow this morning, when I collected my tour group from the Argyll Hotel, Sauchiehall Street and then proceeded north as follows:

  • First stop was the charming, heritage village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. The original houses here were originally built to house the workforce from the local slate quarry but now are home to a community of seniors. The houses and gardens are immaculately maintained with the latter very colourful at this time of year. After a brief foray into the village shop we strolled down to the small pier which affords good views of the loch and Ben Lomond (mountain). Photographed a family swans and cygnets and then went on to St Kessog’s church where we fortunate enough as to gain entry and were treated to a short film and talk On the history of this Christian site which goes back to the 6th century AD. Outside are some very early grave markers including a Viking era ‘hogback’ from around the 9th century AD which confirms the antiquity of the site.

St kessog's Church

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Today, I drove up from Glasgow to Fort William in readiness for a Speyside Whisky Tour commencing tomorrow morning.

The journey was relatively uneventful with plenty of opportunities for photo stops on Rannoch Moor and around the Glencoe area.

Glencoe

Glencoe

On the way to Fort William the road runs parallel (for a short length) to the West Highland Way, a popular hiking trail which connects Fort William with Glasgow. This trail takes about one week to complete and was well patronised today. Read more on Glencoe…