WELCOME TO THE SCOTLAND360° BLOG PAGE

Welcome to the Scotland 360° Photoblog. The blog entries are inspired by great trips out in some of Scotland’s wild and scenic places. The introductions to each of the blogs are presented below and on the linked pages. Enjoy the narrative and the images and I hope these similarly inspire you.

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 was beckoning and with a pitch booked, the sea kayaks of the roof of…

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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 the entrance to the harbour, breaking over the harbour wall put paid to…

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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 there, the possibilities were to carry on for a while or to return through…

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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 distance views.

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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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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 Applecross, looking over the islands of Raasay and Rona.

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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 superb views onto the northern crags of Beinn Dearg.

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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 route from east to west and the forecast for the day was certainly in…

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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 from the Glen Affric side.

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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 hold for the next day…. The skiing, hillwalking and outdoor…

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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 worth a visit!

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Images of Castle Stalker

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

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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

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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.

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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 Corrour Lodge cottage.

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Images of Slioch

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

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Clava Cairns, Inverness

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

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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 relays.

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Ballachulish

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

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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.

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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

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DMRT Exercise with the RAF

A day of exercising with the RAF Search and Rescue helicopter

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