Ossian’s Cave in Glen Coe

Was a legendary warrior born in this dark and inaccessible cave? Age-old stories woven into our landscape often hold the most magic…

Meteorite: from a time before the Earth

How old can a rock be? Quite old, is the answer. This one was formed before the Earth itself…

Fossils at Carsaig Bay

On Mull’s south-west coast, if you can drag your eyes away from the glorious scenery, you’ll find a wealth of Jurassic treasures beneath your feet

Ardnamurchan’s volcano

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

Herkimer diamonds

Prized for their clarity, these double-pointed crystals have some fascinating bubbles trapped inside!

Random rocks: Degnish

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

Random rocks: beach sculpture

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

Random rocks: Skipness

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

Random rocks: Loch Linnhe

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

Glen Orchy – an old bridge, a magical stone and some desperate frogs

What amazing things turn up when you start looking through old photos! And how daring was I? A deep gorge and a box bridge – let’s have a go!