Three favourite woodlands for autumn colour

Looking forward to the glorious colours of these woodlands in Argyll and Perthshire

Windows: Culross Palace

Distinctive dormer windows in the roof of Culross Palace

Standing stone near Loch Ederline

Checking fields at random around Kilmartin Glen will reveal any number of cairns and standing stones. This one, right by the roadside, was still a surprising find.

Blackness Castle

There’s nothing romantic about this castle on the Firth of Forth: armed to the teeth, with walls 18 feet thick, Blackness was once a power to be reckoned with

Kilbride Kirk, Lerags

In this mossy graveyard close to Loch Feochan, many generations of MacDougalls have been laid to rest

The Lerags Cross

Standing beside the road to Lerags in Argyll is this beautiful late medieval cross

Windows: Dunfermline Abbey

The third in my photo-series is this beautiful stained glass window by Douglas Strachan in the old nave of Dunfermline Abbey. It was commissioned in 1916 by the famous Dunfermline-born businessman Andrew Carnegie in memory of his parents, William Carnegie and Margaret Morrison. The image symbolises the dawn of a new age, and features a […]

Clava Cairns

Rays from the midwinter sunset filter into the deep heart of these passage graves, built 4,000 years ago in northern Scotland

Windows: Old Castle Lachlan

Something to brighten a rainy day… the view from a window in Old Castle Lachlan on Loch Fyne. This is the ancient stronghold of the Maclachlans of Strathlachlan, and it certainly has some stories to tell.  You can read more in this article on The Hazel Tree. Photo © Jo Woolf

Windows: Edinburgh Castle

It’s about time I started another photography theme, and the next one I’ve chosen is ‘Windows’. This one is in the Royal Apartments at Edinburgh Castle, in the tiny room where, on 19th June 1566, Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to her son, the future James VI and I. More about Edinburgh Castle at […]