The people who put up these standing stones in North Yorkshire were obviously thinking big – but what on earth are those grooves all about?
No apology required for re-visiting this astonishing place, for my post on the Isle of Lewis! Callanish takes you back to the elements – it’s raw and cold, like bones of the earth, and it has a strong magic, too. We went there on a windy day in September, with a strangely ethereal sky and quite challenging lighting. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]