I am thrilled to take you to the wild landscape of the Highlands in Scotland, and the Western Isles. This itinerary begins in the Highlands with small villages, wild landscapes and an incredible history from neolithic to the modern day. We will travel to the Isle of Skye and then on to the Outer ￼Hebrides by ferry. Based at Breascleate on the west coast of Lewis, we will be close to Callanish which has become an icon of the archaeology of Scotland, inspiring many artists, poets, and photographers. The pale and sometimes ghostly stones have an extraordinary affinity with their landscape. Both to the north and south we will encounter many beautiful and exciting photo opportunities.
Harris and Lewis are not separate islands, despite usually being talked of as if they are. Harris is the southern third of the largest and most northerly of the Western Isles, most of which forms Lewis. There are numerous sandy beaches and little coves, extensive moorland interspersed with lochs, and many historical sites throughout this sparsely populated area.
On Skye we will photograph the spectacular Quiraing range, a basalt uprising that is the dominant feature of the Trotternish Peninsula. A trip across the peninsula will take us to the tiny village of Uig, and beyond to the Fairy Glen, a magical forest of Hazel trees situated amidst strange and wondrous hills and valleys. We will also spend a day in the Cuillins - Skye's most dramatic mountains. At the meeting point of three sea lochs on the west coast of the Scottish mainland is the very photogenic Eilean Donan Castle where we will stop to photograph.
This and so much more is limited to 10 participants, so please click here for more information and registration. October 10 to 21, 2017.