Red deer painting

Colin has started 2016 with a big project… a new painting of some red deer making their way across a wintry mountain landscape.  This is going to be a large picture, with plenty of depth and drama.   Here it is in progress! Close-up of the foreground: There’s plenty more to do – acres of heather, […]

Book review: ‘Moonwalker – Adventures of a Midnight Mountaineer’ by Alan Rowan

Climbing Scotland’s highest mountains is a serious challenge for any walker… but would you climb them at night? Alan Rowan has, and his stories are amazing!


Ranging from pale yellow to deep orange-red, this semi-precious stone was a popular choice in Victorian jewellery

Portraits of a cold climate

In early spring the mountains are still in the grip of snow, ice and piercing winds… but there’s beauty in abundance

The eagle has flown

Colin has just finished his golden eagle painting – and here it is!

Golden eagle: now taking centre stage

The golden eagle is now coming into view – and he’s spectacular!

Ladhar Bheinn: a great place for a nunatak

This rugged mountain in Knoydart’s wild interior bears an interesting feature from the last Ice Age.

The wild flowers of Carn Ban Mor

The Cairngorm mountains are home to some beautiful and uncommon wild flowers – and here are just a few of them, discovered on a trek up Carn Ban Mor in June 2010.