Dolphins of the Moray Firth

Photographs from an evening watching the dolphins at Chanonry Point. Feeding, broaching, playing – they’re always a delight to watch.


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Threading the Eye of the Needle

The first weekend following the easing of lockdown restrictions and an opportunity for a sea kayaking journey following months of travel restrictions. The campsite at Applecross…


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A gentle paddle on the Cromarty Firth

Rob and Fiona, staying in the area provided an opportunity for a socially distanced paddle on one of my days off. The original plan was to launch from Balintore but the waves at…


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A Sea Kayaking Journey around Troup Head

We'd paddled around Troup Head a few years ago and, given the weather and the conditions, it made perfect sense to repeat the paddle, particularly as it was a great time to see…


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A sea kayaking exploration of the Sutherland coastline

Launching from Clachnessie beach, the idea was to paddle across to Eilean Chrona and from there, tuck round the north side of Oldany Island and then to Culkein Drumbeg. From…


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Spectacular sunsets

A weekend away in September, at Finechty, over on the Moray coastline  and an amazing sunset. Rich colours, layered banks of light and shade with contrast, saturation and long…


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Islands in the Minch

A sea kayaking journey into the Minch from the north end of Skye taking in the islands of Eilean Trodday, Fladaigh Chuain and Gaeilavore.


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Glen Brittle Beach

Situated at the foot of Glen Brittle on Skye, Glen Brittle campsite is a stunning location with views to the Skye Cuillin and out to the Small Isles.


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Eilean Donan Castle

Views towards iconic Eilean Donan Castle at Loch Duich


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The view from the Old Man of Storr

One of the best known landmarks on Skye and possibly one of the most photographed feaures in Scotland, the Old Man of Storr is an imposing rock pinnacle with amazing views towards…


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Exploring the Arisaig coast by sea kayak

A few days sea kayaking in Arisaig, exploring the Knoydart and the Arisaig skerries. Making use of great weather and time to explore, we toured the area and the coastline.


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An introduction to 360 mountain photography

At 1084m high, Beinn Dearg, near Ullapool is one of the highest hills in the local area. Approached from Inverlael and then up Gleann na Squaib, the walk into this hill provides…


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The Traverse of Liathach

July and the height of summer saw Tania, Mick and me heading for Liathach and the full traverse of arguably one of Scotland's finest mountains.The plan was to follow the classic…


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A Winter Day In Kintail

Friday evening and time to make plans for the hills for the weekend. We agreed that Sunday was to be the day, with Mick suggesting the Sgurr nan Conbhairean ridge in Kintail, but…


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Dundonnell MRT Winter Training Week

A week of winter mountain rescue training, based in the Aviemore/Newtonmore area.


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Winter Mountain Leader Training

A windy week in the Cairngorms - and how I met my wife....!


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A winter day on the Glenfeshie hills

Mid January and the forecast setting fair for the weekend. Sitting at lunch in the office on Friday, looking out of the window, discussing plans and wondering if the weather would…


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Magical Winter hills – Cairngorm and Ben Macdui

A winter stomp over Cairngorm and out to Ben Macdui with magical long distance views in every direction.


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Floors Castle

Floors Castle, near Kelso in the Scottish Borders, is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. It's the family home of the 11th Duke of Roxburghe.


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Culbin Sands

Culbin Sands, an expanse of coastline and forest on the Moray Coastline. Scenic sands and forest, rich in birdlife and with an amazing wartime history, this area is definitely…


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