Scottish islands: Kerrera

Gylen Castle, Kerrera

Kerrera is the long, low island that sits like a natural storm barrier between Oban Bay and the Firth of Lorn.  It has a marina on its eastern side, and the CalMac ferries are constantly coming and going around its northernmost point, on their way to the outer islands.   Taking your car to Kerrera isn’t really an […]

The ancient oak woods of Taynish

Taynish Crop

A landscape that is a living piece of Scotland’s heritage: these oak woods have been growing in Knapdale for 7,000 years

Scottish islands: Islay

Portnahaven, Islay

The third in my photo-series on Scottish islands focuses on Islay, with a winter sunset seen from Portnahaven.   This little village of white-washed houses sits on the westernmost tip of the Rinns, a long peninsula of rough grassland with rocky outcrops and hidden coves.   On the far horizon is the coast of Ireland – by my reckoning it […]

Scottish islands: Skye

Kilt Rock waterfall crop

The Mealt falls on the Isle of Skye:   from Loch Mealt on the north-east coast, an outflow (it’s too short to be called a river!) takes a dramatic plunge of about 180 feet into the sea below.  You can see the basalt columns of Kilt Rock in the distance. Photo copyright © Jo Woolf

Scottish islands: Lismore

Lismore 206

The new theme for my photography posts is Scottish islands, and my first choice is the beautiful island of Lismore.   This view was taken in May last year, looking south-west across the Sound of Mull. Photo copyright © Jo Woolf If you’d like to explore the history of Lismore, check out my post about Castle […]

Ardnamurchan’s volcano

Ardnamurchan volcano (1)

There can’t be many places in the UK where you can drive through the magma chamber of an extinct volcano…

Random rocks: Degnish

Degnish rocks (1)

The Earth has been playing squash with these rocks on the coast of Argyll!

Random rocks: beach sculpture

Knoydart rocks 2

The waves can create wonderful flowing sculptures, like this one on Knoydart

Random rocks: Skipness

Skipness Crop

The second in my photo-series on rocks! Some spectacular formations can be found at Skipness in Kintyre…

Random rocks: Loch Linnhe

Pebbles near Appin

Rocks are the new theme for my photography posts! These were found on the shore of Loch Linnhe in Argyll