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This fantastic photo ‘Bringing Lambs Ashore at Eorsa’ by Sam Jones was the winner of our 2014 Celebrate Rural Scotland photo competition.
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We ran the competition in conjunction with @scottishruralaction to coincide with the first ever Scottish Rural Parliament.
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This fantastic photo ‘Bringing Lambs Ashore at Eorsa’ by Sam Jones was the winner of our 2014 Celebrate Rural Scotland photo competition. . We ran the competition in conjunction with @scottishruralaction to coincide with the first ever Scottish Rural

Peat banks are a common sight all over the Hebrides with peat still providing fuel for many a home even today. 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Peat banks are a common sight all over the Hebrides with peat still providing fuel for many a home even today. 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

After a few hours we found this place, but was a little water there... ________________________________________
Toto miesto sme hľadali trocha dlhšie, nakoniec sa to oplatilo, aj ked nebolo moc vody:)
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After a few hours we found this place, but was a little water there... ________________________________________ Toto miesto sme hľadali trocha dlhšie, nakoniec sa to oplatilo, aj ked nebolo moc vody:) ________________________________________ Glen Coe

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The small ferry crossing from Cuan on Seil to Luing is about 250 metres and takes less than 2 minutes !

Even quicker when on time lapse.
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The small ferry crossing from Cuan on Seil to Luing is about 250 metres and takes less than 2 minutes ! Even quicker when on time lapse. . . . #scottishislands #lovescottishislands #seil #luing #ferries #luingferry #timelapse #timelapsevideo #slower

Here’s a wee story. The remains of this chapel are from a battle in 1548 against the McDonald’s & the Maclean’s. Led by Sir Lachlan Mór Maclean or Big Lachlan Maclean & Sir James McDonald. Who were uncle & nephew!

Lachlan Maclean claimed the island belonged to his clan and rallied about 1,000 men at Traigh Ghruinneart. James MacDonald plead with him not to fight & offered his uncle half of the island for Maclean's lifetime only, but he said no chance unless he received the entire island.

In those days a battle was never fought without consulting a ban-fhaidh (wise woman), so Lachlan sought advice. The ban-fhaidh told him under no circumstances should he go to Islay. Sir Lachlan said he was honour-bound to do so, and must go, so the woman gave him three warnings

1.) Do not land at Islay on a Thursday
2.) Do not fight on the shores of Loch Ghruinneart
3.) Do not drink from the well known as Tobar Niall Neonaich

So obv Big Lachlan lands on Islay on the Thursday & set up to fight on the shores of Loch Ghruinneart. (Ahh Lachlan mate 🤦‍️) Just before the battle a fairy from Jura known as Dubh Sith (black fairy)- the most metal fairy nickname out 🤘approached Sir Lachlan and offered his services as an archer during the battle. Sir Lachlan laughed in the fairy’s face, turning his back on it. Dubh Sith naturally was like “well fuck that guy!” so he then approached The Macdonald’s who received the fairy with open arms. Dubh Sith told Sir James to look after the battle, and he would take care of Sir Lachlan.

Unseen by the busy troops, Dubh Sith hid and waited in a tree. The battle was on a hot day & Sir Lachlan took a breather & stopped at the well to take a drink. On removing his helmet, Dubh Sith shot Sir Lachlan through the eye with an arrow, killing him instantly.

The Macleans crumbled after their leader fell. The MacDonald’s feigned retreat toward the setting sun then turned around to fight with the sun in the eyes of their enemy. The MacDonalds were victorious and chased the remaining Macleans into the Chapel seeking refuge. The Maclean’s thought they would be safe but they burnt it to the ground killing all but one of the men inside.
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Here’s a wee story. The remains of this chapel are from a battle in 1548 against the McDonald’s & the Maclean’s. Led by Sir Lachlan Mór Maclean or Big Lachlan Maclean & Sir James McDonald. Who were uncle & nephew! Lachlan Maclean claimed the island

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Rowan tree and red thread make the witches tine their speed 
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Beautiful Rowan Trees in berry with the Sleeping Warrior mountain in the distance, Isle of Arran .
The Rowan Tree has history in Greek mythology where the Goddess of Youth Hebe lost her cup of ambrosia to the demons and the Gods sent eagles to retrieve it. In the ensuing battle the feathers and droplets of blood from the eagles created the leaves and berries and the trees themselves
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It also has history in Norse mythology  as the first woman was said to have been made from a Rowan Tree (Men from Ash Trees). The tree was reputed to have  saved the life of the God Thor when he was being swept away in an Underworld River, it’s branches bending over the river and helping him ashore. It was also the prescribed wood for carving runes on to rune staves
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In British and Celtic lore it is said to protect people from enchantment and ill will.It was planted throughout Scotland to protect cattle and homes. Sprigs were tied around cows necks and also placed over lintels. Equal armed crosses were made without the use of a knife, tied with red thread then sewn inside clothing. It’s Gaelic name is Luis
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Rowan tree and red thread make the witches tine their speed . Beautiful Rowan Trees in berry with the Sleeping Warrior mountain in the distance, Isle of Arran . The Rowan Tree has history in Greek mythology where the Goddess of Youth Hebe lost her c

The old gravestones here say “Gus am bris an latha” - which means “until the day breaks” in Gaelic and is kind of impossibly beautiful.  I love how this ancient culture makes grief and heartbreak a natural part of life; it is so healthy! this is where my hubby’s mom is buried- on a narrow peninsula with the ocean on either side. #grieving #grievingprocess #heartbreakquotes #heartbreaking
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The old gravestones here say “Gus am bris an latha” - which means “until the day breaks” in Gaelic and is kind of impossibly beautiful. I love how this ancient culture makes grief and heartbreak a natural part of life; it is so healthy! this is wher

My room @hostellingscotland in Lochranza where I saw deer, heron and so much more looking out the window. And even when the rain came for a short while I got this rainbow  Who needs a tv when you can sit with good company, nice wine and a view like this  -
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#getoutside 
#bbctravel #travelstoke #guardiantravelsnaps #lonelyplanet #photosofbritain #instascotland #ukpotd #britains_talent #mybritain #travelling_uk #visualsofbritain #ig_scotland #travel_captures #postcardsfromtheworld #beautifuldestinations #isleofarran #visitarran #scottishislands
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My room @hostellingscotland in Lochranza where I saw deer, heron and so much more looking out the window. And even when the rain came for a short while I got this rainbow Who needs a tv when you can sit with good company, nice wine and a view like t

View of Lismore Lighthouse from the ferry  from Mull to Oban yesterday! So beautiful  we stood outside on the deck the whole way back... . . .

#ferry #calmacferries #lismorelighthouse #viewsofbenmore #caledonianmacbrayne #mulltoobanferry #mulltooban #isleofmull #Oban #scotland #scottishislands #scottishisles #thisisscotland #visitscotland #bbcscotlandpics #rainy #craignure
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View of Lismore Lighthouse from the ferry from Mull to Oban yesterday! So beautiful we stood outside on the deck the whole way back... . . . #ferry #calmacferries #lismorelighthouse #viewsofbenmore #caledonianmacbrayne #mulltoobanferry #mulltooban

Pleased but can’t say I was surprised to see The Sheep Station on the front page of Homes & More yesterday . Beautiful property and I love that the entire project and lifestyle shift was inspired by TV series Castaway. Ben Fogle has a lot to answer for!
#lhhscotlandltd #scotlandonsunday #dualchas_architects #architecture #design #landscape #scottishislands #lovescottishislands #hebrides  #outerhebrides #isleofharris #discoverscotland #selfcatering #scottishwilderness #restandrelaxation #benfogle
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Pleased but can’t say I was surprised to see The Sheep Station on the front page of Homes & More yesterday . Beautiful property and I love that the entire project and lifestyle shift was inspired by TV series Castaway. Ben Fogle has a lot to answer f

“Defeat may be victory in disguise;  The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.” 𝘏𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘺 𝘞𝘢𝘥𝘴𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸
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“Defeat may be victory in disguise; The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.” 𝘏𝘦𝘯𝘳𝘺 𝘞𝘢𝘥𝘴𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸

Hair wash in a bucket with a walk along the beach blow dry. Wild woman 🤷‍️‍️‍️
Slowly coming back to real life - braving a trip into Stornoway to see some human beings 
#wildwoman #wildwomen #wildcamping #wildcampervaning #washinabucket #scottishislands #outerhebrides #scotland #adventure #explore
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Hair wash in a bucket with a walk along the beach blow dry. Wild woman 🤷‍️‍️‍️ Slowly coming back to real life - braving a trip into Stornoway to see some human beings #wildwoman #wildwomen #wildcamping #wildcampervaning #washinabucket #scottishisla

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Simple pleasures 🧘‍️ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #home #visitarran #scottishislands #clearhead #stressrelief

I’m heading off to @stkildan on Wednesday! Having an explore of #isleoflewis visiting #callanishstandingstones .
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#outerhebrides #scottishislands #scotland #scenic #beartravels #wanderlust
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I’m heading off to @stkildan on Wednesday! Having an explore of #isleoflewis visiting #callanishstandingstones . . #outerhebrides #scottishislands #scotland #scenic #beartravels #wanderlust

I wasn’t joking when I said I had close to a billion photos of Pan Pier (maybe slightly exaggerating though 🤔)
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Mucking about with a lens ball again, couldn’t decide which of these 3 I liked best so chucking them all on 
Also can’t decide if I prefer the photos this way, or flipped upside down 🤔
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Pan Pier
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I wasn’t joking when I said I had close to a billion photos of Pan Pier (maybe slightly exaggerating though 🤔) . Mucking about with a lens ball again, couldn’t decide which of these 3 I liked best so chucking them all on Also can’t decide if I prefe

Lush little dip before breakfast yesterday. Only quick got paranoid about massive fishes 🦕 Scout not impressed with swimming - brings out his Chihuahua-ness
#swimming #wildswimming #scottishislands #islandhopping #visitouterhebrides #outerhebrides #scotland #adventure #explore #borderhuahua
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Lush little dip before breakfast yesterday. Only quick got paranoid about massive fishes 🦕 Scout not impressed with swimming - brings out his Chihuahua-ness #swimming #wildswimming #scottishislands #islandhopping #visitouterhebrides #outerhebrides #s

Stunning drive through Harris in the sunshine and showers  Breakfast at the distillery  over the bottles 
#harris #isleofharris #scottishislands #islandhopping #outerhebrides #westernisles #visitouterhebrides #visitscotland #mountains
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Stunning drive through Harris in the sunshine and showers Breakfast at the distillery over the bottles #harris #isleofharris #scottishislands #islandhopping #outerhebrides #westernisles #visitouterhebrides #visitscotland #mountains

Scotland Road Trip 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 - The Quiraing ️
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Scotland Road Trip 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 - The Quiraing ️

#Elgol has a tiny harbour, but it gets the best views to the Cuillins - the toughest mountain ridge in the UK, containing 11 munros! The cafe was great too  #visitscotland #Scotland #mountains #skye #isleofskye #scottishmountains #scottishislands #islandhopping #munrobagging #insta_scot #scotspirit #landscapephotography #photooftheday #photography #seaside #lochcoruisk #canon
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#elgol has a tiny harbour, but it gets the best views to the Cuillins - the toughest mountain ridge in the UK, containing 11 munros! The cafe was great too #visitscotland #scotland #mountains #skye #isleofskye #scottishmountains #scottishislands #is

Last nights perfect little hiding place among the dunes  Beautiful evening.
Woke up to the rain and the wind. 
Time for a wash in a bucket @ameera_fletcher keeping it real for ya  9 days and counting 🤢

#lewis #isleoflewis #scottishislands #islandhopping #visitouterhebrides #visitscotland #outerhebrides #vwcamper #vwconversion #camperconversion #diycamperconversion #sanddunes
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Last nights perfect little hiding place among the dunes Beautiful evening. Woke up to the rain and the wind. Time for a wash in a bucket @ameera_fletcher keeping it real for ya 9 days and counting 🤢 #lewis #isleoflewis #scottishislands #islandhop

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Cask-strength investment opportunity

Last one from Luskentyre beach! I’m glad to have had the pleasure seeing this beautiful place on earth 
#sunshine #sunnyscotland #paradise #bluesky #makingmemories #happyplace #luskentyre #luskentyrebeach #isleofharris #naturelover #ukscenery #naturephotography #sandybeach #beachlover #seagrass #scottishislands #mountains #seascape #scotland #thisisscotland #lovescotland #scotlandshots #landscapephotography #harrisandlewis #outerhebrides #ocean #coast #beach #seaside #sea
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Last one from Luskentyre beach! I’m glad to have had the pleasure seeing this beautiful place on earth #sunshine #sunnyscotland #paradise #bluesky #makingmemories #happyplace #luskentyre #luskentyrebeach #isleofharris #naturelover #ukscenery #nature

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Reminding us that autumn is on its way  Photography: David A Black

#autumniscoming #chasinglight #scottishfold #scottishislands #scotland_greatshots #scotlandexplore #scotland_insta #scotlandphotography #autumnvibes #autumncolors #getoutside #getoutdoorsmore #thegreatoutdoors #arisaighotel #arisaig #scottishhighlands #highlands #scotland #visitscotland #scotspirit
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THOSE COLOURS Reminding us that autumn is on its way Photography: David A Black #autumniscoming #chasinglight #scottishfold #scottishislands #scotland_greatshots #scotlandexplore #scotland_insta #scotlandphotography #autumnvibes #autumncolors #ge

M I C R O A D V E N T U R E S  This year has been one of discovery. Mainly discovering myself and what I am capable of. I never thought I'd be able to swim in the sea. There were several psychological barriers to overcome on that front, but I did it and now you can't get me out. So earlier in summer I set myself a little challenge to swim on all of the Orkney islands before the end of the year.

There are over 70 islands, but there was no way that I could manage that, especially as you would need your own boat to access most of them. So I restricted my list those with public transport to them, ferry, causeway or plane. By my reckoning, that's 17 islands. I've not visited many of the islands before, so I'm keen to explore them rather than just visiting to swim and then leaving, so I've been taking my bike where I can (list in stories). I've managed to tick 7 islands off my list so far, and tomorrow I'm heading over to Papa Westray. 
So I will have 9 more islands to visit. If I fail to visit them all in time, it's no big deal. But it's meant that I've been able to discover the county I love in a way I wouldn't have imagined before this year. 
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M I C R O A D V E N T U R E S This year has been one of discovery. Mainly discovering myself and what I am capable of. I never thought I'd be able to swim in the sea. There were several psychological barriers to overcome on that front, but I did it

A morning cup of coffee with a view as we sit outside our yurt at @lickistoblackhousecamping 
Editing is almost complete on the Harris episode (episode 9) of our Scottish Highlands & Islands travelogue. The Harris & Lewis part of our journey is split into two episodes, as usual one episode for each day of our trip. Harris coming soon, and then editing will commence on episode 10 in which we take a closer look at some of beaches on Harris and then visit Callanish on Lewis.

As always, the link to our travelogue is in our bio @travel4x4.tv 
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A morning cup of coffee with a view as we sit outside our yurt at @lickistoblackhousecamping Editing is almost complete on the Harris episode (episode 9) of our Scottish Highlands & Islands travelogue. The Harris & Lewis part of our journey is split

„ Nie ma żadnej drogi do szczęścia. To szczęście jest drogą.” ️
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„ Nie ma żadnej drogi do szczęścia. To szczęście jest drogą.” ️ #happiness ——————————————————————— #myway #alwaysontheroad #kobietanakrancuswiata #womenwhotravel #wildchild #powerofpositivity #powerwomen #nomadgirls #letsgosomewhere #liveauthentic #e

When the waves are above the shoreline level.

#coastlines #exploretocreate #myoutdoors #onmydoorstep #naturesketchbook #scottishislands #slowwalks
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When the waves are above the shoreline level. #coastlines #exploretocreate #myoutdoors #onmydoorstep #naturesketchbook #scottishislands #slowwalks

More pictures of the recent cruise aboard small ship St Hilda to St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides.

Many thanks to guest Laura for the great pictures! 
#outerhebrides #scottishislands #scottishwildlife #instascotland #stkildascotland #minkewhale #eagle #dolphin #westcoastscotland #smallship #cruise #hebrides #summer2019 #whitesandybeaches #holidaysinscotland #visitscotland #remotescotland #monachisles
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More pictures of the recent cruise aboard small ship St Hilda to St Kilda and the Outer Hebrides. Many thanks to guest Laura for the great pictures! #outerhebrides #scottishislands #scottishwildlife #instascotland #stkildascotland #minkewhale #eagl

Missing Scottish Hebrides like crazy... Looking at old photos and reminiscing,  debating in my head of how we can make our dream of moving there one day a reality  #langamullbeach #mull #scottishislands #hebridges #seaview #inthesun #holidays #holidaysnaps #memories #takemeback #lifegoles #dreams #somwhere #wefeelathome
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Missing Scottish Hebrides like crazy... Looking at old photos and reminiscing, debating in my head of how we can make our dream of moving there one day a reality #langamullbeach #mull #scottishislands #hebridges #seaview #inthesun #holidays #holida

Crossapol Bay & Feall Bay last week - Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #isleofcoll #crossapolbay #feallbay #scottishislands #scottishisland #thisisscotland #igscotland #hiddenscotland #scotland_greatshots #unlimitedscotland #insta_scotland #discoverscotland #loves_scotland #scotlandtrip #explorescotland #beautifulscotland #icu_scotland #ig_cameras_united #visitscotland #reaerialfilming
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Crossapol Bay & Feall Bay last week - Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #isleofcoll #crossapolbay #feallbay #scottishislands #scottishisland #thisisscotland #igscotland #hiddenscotland #scotland_greatshots #unlimitedscotland #insta_scotla

Highland Cattle in southern Isle of Skye, Scotland.  The Highland cow is a symbol of Scotland along with bagpipes, kilts, whisky and the Loch Ness Monster. 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🥃 @digitalconnectionsonline .
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Highland Cattle in southern Isle of Skye, Scotland. The Highland cow is a symbol of Scotland along with bagpipes, kilts, whisky and the Loch Ness Monster. 󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🥃 @digitalconnectionsonline . . . . #highlandcow #highlandcows #highlandcattle #scottish

It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow, and when it happens like this it’s really special. 
Great shot Alan Whitmore 
#luing #iloveluing #wildluing #sunset_pics #seasunset #argyllsecretcoast #argyllandbute #argyll #hiddenscotland #scottishislands #visitscotland #innerhebrides
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It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow, and when it happens like this it’s really special. Great shot Alan Whitmore #luing #iloveluing #wildluing #sunset_pics #seasunset #argyllsecretcoast #argyllandbute #argyll #hiddenscotland #scottishislan

Scotland, thanks for being a massive babe when I needed you to be this summer. Summer Isles, cruise of West Coast and West Highland Way, I really don’t think there is a better looking country on earth! #scotland #visitscotland #scotspirit #scotlandisnow #insta_scotland #instascotland #explorescotland #scotlandmagazine #lovescotland #rgphoto #lonleyplanet #explore #adventure #outandaboutscotland #scotlandmagazine #bbcscotlandpics #gigha #scottishislands #summer #beach #turquoisewaters
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Scotland, thanks for being a massive babe when I needed you to be this summer. Summer Isles, cruise of West Coast and West Highland Way, I really don’t think there is a better looking country on earth! #scotland #visitscotland #scotspirit #scotlandis

Przystanek autobusowy nad oceanem. Takie miejsca zawsze wydają mi się tak cudownie dziwne. Trochę jak z innej planety 
#lovescotland #isleofarran #scottishislands
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Przystanek autobusowy nad oceanem. Takie miejsca zawsze wydają mi się tak cudownie dziwne. Trochę jak z innej planety #lovescotland #isleofarran #scottishislands

It’s good to be back here. Sheep of Skye  #skyeisland #skye #itsgoodtobeback #highlands #scotland #scottishislands
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It’s good to be back here. Sheep of Skye #skyeisland #skye #itsgoodtobeback #highlands #scotland #scottishislands

After a few messages from artists asking if it’s ok to paint my photographs I decided to write a post about it. First up, it’s so nice that they actually asked! Flattering as well as very courteous. I have great admiration for painters and I follow many artists and really enjoy seeing their work. My early days as a painter taught me how difficult a medium it is! ⁠
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The answer to the question however, is no. The photographs I create are not simply literal images of scenes; they come from the heart, a creative and emotional response to a place. Alongside years of honing skills and style. So painting someone else’s photographs seems pointless to me; similar to trying to copy someone photographic style. ⁠
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I don’t believe that any work in whatever shape or form will ever be truly authentic or powerful unless it comes from your own heart. So use your own unique vision, your life as inspiration, colours that inspire you, landscapes that call you. Then you will create something really great that has longevity and that will be recognised as your individual style of work. ⁠
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After a few messages from artists asking if it’s ok to paint my photographs I decided to write a post about it. First up, it’s so nice that they actually asked! Flattering as well as very courteous. I have great admiration for painters and I follow m

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Awesome Scalpay and Eileen Glas with a night above the bay 
#scalpay #harris #eileenglas #lighthouse #scottishislands #visitouterhebrides #outerhebrides #islandhopping #adventure #explore
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Awesome Scalpay and Eileen Glas with a night above the bay #scalpay #harris #eileenglas #lighthouse #scottishislands #visitouterhebrides #outerhebrides #islandhopping #adventure #explore

“What brings you to the islands?”, b&b lady asked as I was checking in. Amigos, for once in my life it is not a funny story. Aged 16 I fell head over heels in love with the Isle of Skye. Whilst all my friends thought of holidays where the cocktails flowed freely, I had my Vati’s road maps out, poring over every detail of the Scottish islands until they were practically tattooed to the inside of my eyelids. I wanted them all. I still do. It’s been 20+ years and I don’t think I’ll ever stop wanting them. Shetland has my heart and soul in a way I don’t think anywhere else ever will but this approach to Lewis this afternoon has a little hook in me...
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And, if you’re here for a funny story, I had two glasses of wine with dinner, got super excited at the lass in the Chinese about dark chocolate Tunnock’s tea cakes and then nearly fell in the harbour misjudging a wall to take a photo. Forever a clutz.
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#outerhebrides #isleoflewis #seenfromabove #theapproach #scotland #scotland󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿#scottishislands #nofilter #nofilterneeded #sea #sky #clouds #seenfromaplane #travel #holiday #instatravel #instaholiday #travelgram #holidaygram #solotraveller
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“What brings you to the islands?”, b&b lady asked as I was checking in. Amigos, for once in my life it is not a funny story. Aged 16 I fell head over heels in love with the Isle of Skye. Whilst all my friends thought of holidays where the cocktails f

Soggy morning weather went cray cray so wimped out on a hike up Roineabhal. Took advice from sheep and hid in the van 

#harris #isleofharris #scotland #scottishislands #westernisles #outerhebrides #visitouterhebrides #islandhopping #heather #sheep #wetweather #waterfall
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Soggy morning weather went cray cray so wimped out on a hike up Roineabhal. Took advice from sheep and hid in the van #harris #isleofharris #scotland #scottishislands #westernisles #outerhebrides #visitouterhebrides #islandhopping #heather #sheep #

Our favourite pre bedtime location.  #outdoorkids #hebrides #traigheais #beachbabies #islandlife #scottishislands #surfing
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Our favourite pre bedtime location. #outdoorkids #hebrides #traigheais #beachbabies #islandlife #scottishislands #surfing

I tried to go up Bla Bheinn (Blaven) last week, but sadly the visibility was really bad and the scree was terrifying so I turned around a bit after the corrie. 
This isn't the first time I've turned around, and while it's disappointing to miss the summit, it's best to return safely! Bla Bheinn will still be there for another day 

#blabheinn #blaven #cuillin #cuillinmountains #skye #isleofskye #scottishislands #highlandsandislands #munro #munrobagging #photooftheday #photography #scot_spirit #insta_scot #Scotland #scottishmountains #labrador
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I tried to go up Bla Bheinn (Blaven) last week, but sadly the visibility was really bad and the scree was terrifying so I turned around a bit after the corrie. This isn't the first time I've turned around, and while it's disappointing to miss the su

Yachts can now moor in Loch Scresort on a visit to Rum with 10 new moorings in place, operated by the Isle of Rum Community Trust
#theisleofrum #innerhebrides #isleofrum #rumnnr #scottishhighlands #westcoast #scottishwestcoast #westcoastscotland #scottishislands #scotland #scottishlochs #sailscotland #moorings #smallisles #rum #naturereserve #roadtotheisles #lovescotland #scottishsunset #scotnature #lochaber
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Yachts can now moor in Loch Scresort on a visit to Rum with 10 new moorings in place, operated by the Isle of Rum Community Trust #theisleofrum #innerhebrides #isleofrum #rumnnr #scottishhighlands #westcoast #scottishwestcoast #westcoastscotland #sco

Machrie Moor Cask strenght single Malt scotch whiskey! A peated Arran Malt! #whisky #malt #peat #arran #scottishwhisky #nice #caskstrength #enjoy #scottishislands #thisisscotland #arrandistillery
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Machrie Moor Cask strenght single Malt scotch whiskey! A peated Arran Malt! #whisky #malt #peat #arran #scottishwhisky #nice #caskstrength #enjoy #scottishislands #thisisscotland #arrandistillery

Approaching the Isle of Arran in some fantastic middle of the day conditions 
Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. Anybody done something exciting? I’ve had a pretty quiet one but it’s allowed me to catch up on edits and recharge the batteries a bit ️
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Approaching the Isle of Arran in some fantastic middle of the day conditions Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. Anybody done something exciting? I’ve had a pretty quiet one but it’s allowed me to catch up on edits and recharge the batteries a bit

Ever tried to photograph Sand Martins in flight?,golly it’s heartbreakingly difficult,Kintra,Laggan Bay,Islay️
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#ukbirds #ukbirdsofinstagram #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdspotting #sandmartin #sandmartinbird #sandmartin #naturephotography #nature #islaywildlife #scottishwildlife #scottishwildlifephotos #scottishwildlifephotography #canon80d #canon80d #canon40056l #bestbirds #bestbirdshot #ukwildlife #ukwildlifeimages #ukwildlifephotography #ukwildlifephotos #ukwildlifephotographyscene #isleofislay #scottishislands #lovescottishislands
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Ever tried to photograph Sand Martins in flight?,golly it’s heartbreakingly difficult,Kintra,Laggan Bay,Islay️ . . #ukbirds #ukbirdsofinstagram #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdspotting #sandmartin #sandmartinbird #sandmartin #naturephotography #nature

The location of my previous post - Pan Pier
Thought I’d start the Flotta posts off strong with my favourite spot. I have almost a billion photos of this place, and I’m always looking for a new angle of it.
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Pan Pier
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#flotta #island #orkney #orkneyislands #loveorkney #visitorkney #panpier #panhopebay #pier #shore #coastline #sea #offthebeatentrack  #scotland #scottishislands #instascotland #igscotland #ig_scotland #scotspirit #yourscotland #lovescotland #thisisscotland #unlimitedscotland #hiddenscotland #scotlandisnow #discoverscotland #scotlandtravel #explorescotland #nikon #nikonphotography
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The location of my previous post - Pan Pier Thought I’d start the Flotta posts off strong with my favourite spot. I have almost a billion photos of this place, and I’m always looking for a new angle of it. . Pan Pier 28/07/19 . . . . . #flotta #islan

Yesterday was the Colonsay Open and after winning the ladies section Jane Dunbar had a hole in one at the 17th hole in the Sunday competition. The first recorded one for over 20 years on Colonsay ‍️
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#whoruntheworld #colonsaygolf #colonsayopen #colonsay #golfopen #womenschampion #womensgolf #golflife #hebrides #islandlife #wildisland #myargyll #wildaboutargyll #wildislandlife #colonsaylife #visitcolonsay #scottishislands #islandsofscotland #igerscotland #scottishgolf #argyllandbute
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Yesterday was the Colonsay Open and after winning the ladies section Jane Dunbar had a hole in one at the 17th hole in the Sunday competition. The first recorded one for over 20 years on Colonsay ‍️ . . #whoruntheworld #colonsaygolf #colonsayopen #c

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