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.

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…

Superb Winter Light at Loch Glascarnoch

A frozen Loch Glascarnoch and winter hills in full snow cover - a rare combination of perfect conditions, no wind and good light!

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…

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…

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…

A peaceful paddle into lonely Loch Teacuis

Staying at Resipole campsite this Easter provided Tania and me with an opportunity to explore Loch Sunart and the surrounding area. Meeting up with Steve that…

A superb viewpoint from Beinn Enaiglair

A day out on the hills, just after New Year. Beinn Enaiglair sits just above Braemore Junction between the Fannaichs and Beinn Dearg. From a golden sunrise…

Cul Mor High Mountain Phototour

May Bank Holiday weekend and a plan that had been several months in the making... Fliss, Viv and Rob had booked on a Scotland360° "High Mountain" photography…

A sea kayaking journey around Tarbat Ness

I've wanted to paddle around the Tarbat Ness peninsula for a while now and here was the opportunity for our first paddle of 2017. Tarbat Ness lighthouse is one…

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,…

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.

Sunrise and silhouettes

Sunrise on Skye

The end of an Easter sea kayaking break on Skye saw Tania and me heading back to the Black Isle from the campsite we’d stayed on at Glen Brittle. With a double…

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.

Eilean Donan Castle

Views towards iconic Eilean Donan Castle at Loch Duich

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dundonnell MRT Winter Training Week

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

Winter Mountain Leader Training

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

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…

Winter Light at Strathconon

There’s not a lot of daylight in mid December in the north of Scotland…. So sometimes it makes sense to plan for a smaller day in the hills and Strathconon was…

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.

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.

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…

Images of Castle Stalker

A short series of photographs taken looking on to Castle Stalker and the Appin skerries.

Shiant Islands

Cruising the Minch with the Coastguard

The 3rd annual Emergency Services Open Day at Stornoway and a visit to the Shiant Isles in the Minch courtesy of HM Coastguard on board the Anglian Prince

A day on the hills in Glenshee

A long day out on Carn an Righ and Glas Tulaichean but with fabulous views northwards to the Cairngorms. 27km over 9.5 hours from the Spittal of Glenshee.

A round of the Corrour Hills

A weekend with pals on the Corrour hills. Dropped off by the train at Corrour station we had a superb winter weekend on the tops with an overnight stop at a…

Images of Slioch

Late Autumn light on Slioch with blues, golds and greens, captured from Grudie by the shores of Loch Maree.

Rippled sands at Findhorn Beach

Enjoying the light at Findhorn

A day to enjoy the light at Findhorn…

Beech Trees and shadows at Randolph's Leap

Autumn Colours at Randolph’s Leap

Randolph’s Leap, by the River Findhorn is named after Thomas Randolph, later Earl of Moray, who was pursuing a rival clansman. Legend has it that the clansman…

Clava Cairns, Inverness

Clava Cairns or the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran are a group of three Bronze Age cairns located near Inverness.

Above the clouds on Ruadh Stac Mor

The weekend of the annual Great Wilderness Challenge was approaching and Dundonnell MRT was preparing to assist with the provision of safety cover and radio…


A late summer evening with full sun on the hills above Ballachulish, with time to stop and to enjoy...

The Grey Cairns of Camster

Camster Cairns in the Caithness Flow Country - a pair of Neolithic tombs and two of the oldest stone monuments in Scotland.

Behind the Scenes on Ruadh Stac Mor

Safety cover for the Great Wilderness Challenge. A personal perspective by Bill Amos, Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team Member

DMRT Exercise with the RAF

A day of exercising with the RAF Search and Rescue helicopter