Night Lights on the Scottish Loch

So guys, last night I had an amazing encounter with the Northern Lights. I got given a heads up by the forever reliable Alastair. He is one of the lucky few in Scotland that gets to see the aurora borealis from his bedroom window! He gave me a shout saying that it was...
Fire on Rhum

Fire on Rhum

Big hill fire on the Island of Rum yesterday. The grass and heather are very dry just now and will easily ignite. BBQ bonfires and a cigarette butt thrown carelessly are all it takes to start these fires. Fortunately it is under control and no one has been hurt....

Castle Tioram

We enjoyed a spectacular afternoon in lovely winter sunshine at Castle Tioram a wee while ago. Castle Tioram is a tidal castle. I’ve often visited when the tide has been too high to walk up to admire the castle at close quarters, or when the tide has been far...
The Blackening

The Blackening

This unfortunate couple are enduring a ‘Blackening’. An old tradition, which involves capturing the bride and groom before their wedding day, putting them in the back of a pick-up, then parading them in a noisy and merry procession around the village while the locals...
Return of the Corncrake

Return of the Corncrake

Sitting down by the shore, enjoying the fading evening light, the stillness and peace of the moment was suddenly broken by the unmistakable ‘krek krek’ of the corncrake, an almost forgotten sound in Kilchoan. These delicate looking, chestnut feathered birds are...