WELCOME TO THE SCOTLAND360° BLOG PAGE

Welcome to the Scotland 360° Photoblog. The blog entries are inspired by great trips out in some of Scotland’s wild and scenic places. The introductions to each of the blogs are presented below and on the linked pages. Enjoy the narrative and the images and I hope these similarly inspire you.

A gentle paddle on the Cromarty Firth

Rob and Fiona, staying in the area provided an opportunity for a socially distanced paddle on one of my days off. The original plan had been to set off from Balintore but the waves at the entrance to the harbour, breaking over the harbour wall put…

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A sea kayaking exploration of the Sutherland coastline

Launching from Clachnessie beach, the idea was to paddle across to Eilean Chrona and from there, tuck round the north side of Oldany Island and then to Culkein Drumbeg. From there, the possibilities were to carry on for a while or to return through…

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Islands in the Minch

A sea kayaking journey into the Minch from the north end of Skye taking in the islands of Eilean Trodday, Fladaigh Chuain and Gaeilavore.

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Arisaig Sea Kayaking

A few days sea kayaking in Arisaig, exploring the Knoydart and the Arisaig skerries. Making use of great weather and time to explore, we toured the area and the coastline.

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The Traverse of Liathach

July and the height of summer saw Tania, Mick and me heading for Liathach and the full traverse of arguably one of Scotland's finest mountains. The plan was to follow the classic route from east to west and the forecast for the day was certainly in…

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Winter Mountain Day in Kintail

Friday evening and time to make plans for the hills for the weekend. We agreed that Sunday was to be the day, with Mick suggesting the Sgurr nan Conbhairean ridge in Kintail, but from the Glen Affric side.

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Dundonnell MRT Winter Training

A Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team winter training day on the Laggan hills. Perfect conditions and long distance views to the surrounding hills

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Winter Mountain Leader Training

Gaining my Summer ML was supposed to be a good confirmation that I could handle myself out on the hills in Summer. Bit by bit, however, I found myself being drawn to the idea of aiming towards the Winter ML Award. Encouraged by Donald and Mick from…

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A winter day on the Glenfeshie hills

Mid January and the forecast setting fair for the weekend. Sitting at lunch in the office on Friday, looking out of the window, discussing plans and wondering if the weather would hold for the next day…. The skiing, hillwalking and outdoor…

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Magical Winter Hills – Cairngorm and Ben Macdui

A winter stomp over Cairngorm and out to Ben Macdui with magical long distance views in every direction.

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Culbin Sands

Culbin Sands, an expanse of coastline and forest on the Moray Coastline. Scenic sands and forest, rich in birdlife and with an amazing wartime history, this area is definitely worth a visit! Stretching along part of the Moray and Nairn Coast Special…

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Hills of the Black Mount

A series of photographs in the hills of the Black Mount, with long views to Rannoch Moor and to the hills of Glencoe.

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A Photographic study of Castle Stalker

A short series of photographs taken looking on to Castle Stalker and the Appin skerries. A selection of these images are available for online purchase on my Photography Sales pages.

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Cruising the Minch with the Coastguard

The 3rd annual Emergency Services Open Day at Stornoway and a visit to the Shiant Isles in the Minch courtesy of HM Coastguard on board the Anglian Prince

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A Round of the Corrour Hills

A weekend with pals on the Corrour hills. Dropped off by the train at Corrour station we had a superb winter weekend on the tops with an overnight stop at a Corrour Lodge cottage.

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Above the Clouds on Ruadh Stac Mor

The weekend of the annual Great Wilderness Challenge was approaching and the Mountain Rescue Team was preparing to assist with the provision of safety cover

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Behind the Scenes on Ruadh Stac Mor

Safety cover for the Great Wilderness Challenge. A personal perspective by Bill Amos, Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team Member

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