Highlights From the Highlands

Highlights from time in the Highlands of Scotland

Wait 5 minutes for the weather to change and indeed it does. We have been blessed with sun and snow and wind and rain, wonderful backdrops to this vast and sweeping landscape of scenery, people and culture. We have walked through the Harris Tweed colours of the outer Hebrides: dried brachen, heather, mosses and broom. Hours have been savoured walking on white expansive beaches, beside turquoise water while looking out on snow capped mountains in the distance. 

The local people we’ve met have been warm and welcoming resulting in many treasures moments and encounters.

We have had rich visits with various friends as we have been received with generous and gracious hospitality that has included wonderful conversation over delicious meals and by cosy fires.  

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A wonderful moment on a woodland walk with friends from Aberdeen.

Our  transportation for three days on the narrow roads of Wester Ross.  It proved unnecessary as we would have been fine in Hymer, but it was fun none the less!.

A morning surprise on Lewis. This is the view from the van window at our campsite. Two hours later it was bright and sunny, no more snow!

Our camping spot in the rocky bleak landscape on the east coast of South Harris.

One of the beaches on the west coast of South Harris

On  a walk, just inland from the dunes, I chanced upon this highland calf being born, licked fluffy, take his first steps and feed; all within half an hour! What a gift.

Another beach, Thena the speck in the distance.

Sunset at dinner on South Harris.