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2. Highlands of Scotland North 500 Route

Jacqueline Elmslie | Kylesku Bridge

Kylesku Bridge

Kylesku Bridge in Sutherland, the north-west corner of Scotland spans the sea inlet from Edrachallis Bay looking into the mountains of Sutherland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Gruinard Bay

Gruinard Bay

Gruinard Bay is a beautiful sandy bay on the north-west coast of Scotland about 20 miles north of Ullapool. The snowy mountain in the background is Ben More Coigach.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Stac Polly Scotland

Stac Polly Scotland

Stac Polly (Gaelic: Stac Pollaidh) is a small but iconic and instantly recognisable hill of 612m beside Loch Lurgainn in a remote and beautiful area of the north-west Highlands of Scotland. To find it, follow the A835 road north from Ullapool, turning off left after about 20 miles to Achnahaird. Stac Polly is on the right after 10 miles.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Summer Isles View

Summer Isles View

Off the north-west coast of the Scottish Highlands, near the charmingly named village of Achiltibuie, is this seat with a magnificent view over the sea and many small islands known as the Summer Isles.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Loch Assynt and Ardvreck Castle

Loch Assynt and Ardvreck Castle

A beautiful sweeping sandy bay on Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Scotland, is the site of the ruined 16th century Ardvreck Castle.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Ardvreck Castle North 500 route

Ardvreck Castle North 500 route

Ardvreck Castle, a 16th century ruin with an amazing history, is situated on the shores of Loch Assynt in Sutherland, the Highlands of Scotland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Laxford Bridge at Badnabay North 500 route

Laxford Bridge at Badnabay North 500 route

A colourful coastal scene near Laxford Bridge near Badnabay between Scourie and Durness on the North 500 route around the north coast of the Highlands of Scotland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Evening Peace at Durness

Evening Peace at Durness

An exquisitely calm and peaceful sunset over the sea of the Kyle of Durness in the far north west corner of the Highlands of Scotland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Sango Bay Scotland

Sango Bay Scotland

A beautiful sandy bay with rocky outcrops in the sea at Sango Bay on the northern coastline of the Highlands of Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | Kyle of Durness, Cape Wrath, Scotland

Kyle of Durness, Cape Wrath, Scotland

In the very far north-west area of Scotland is the picturesque Kyle of Durness, just nearby the tiny boat ferry over to Cape Wrath in the top left corner! Check to make sure the ferry is running before travelling a long way to take it!
Jacqueline Elmslie | Sango Bay Beach North 500 Route

Sango Bay Beach North 500 Route

Sango Bay is one of many remote and beautiful sandy beaches beside the main road on the way to Durness in the Highlands of Scotland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Rainbow Over Cape Wrath

Rainbow Over Cape Wrath

A rainbow lights up the scene at the crossing point over the sea from Durness to Cape Wrath in the very furthest northwest point of the Highlands of Scotland and the British mainland
Jacqueline Elmslie | Balnakeil House

Balnakeil House

Balnakeil House overlooks the beautiful huge sandy beach of Balnakeil Bay near Durness in the far north west of Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | Loch Beag North 500 Route

Loch Beag North 500 Route

You will need an Ordnance Survey map to find this beautiful remote spot off the road between Loch Eriboll and Durness on the North 500 Route
Jacqueline Elmslie | Little Cottage in the Highlands

Little Cottage in the Highlands

A little cottage near Ben Loyal just off the main road North 500 Route in the far north west of the Scottish Highlands
Jacqueline Elmslie | Tumbledown Cottage Beside Loch Eriboll Scotland

Tumbledown Cottage Beside Loch Eriboll Scotland

One of two falling down cottages, deep in the heathery moorland beside Loch Eriboll on the North 500 Route
Jacqueline Elmslie | Glascarnoch Dam Scottish Highlands

Glascarnoch Dam Scottish Highlands

A cold crisp April day with reflections of Tom Ban Mor in Glascarnoch Dam in the Highlands of Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | An Teallach Mountain Stream

An Teallach Mountain Stream

An Teallach is a series of craggy peaks in a semi-circle with Loch Toll an Lochain below. It is a mountain for serious mountaineers in a wild and remote area of the north-west Highlands of Scotland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | An Teallach

An Teallach

An Teallach is a series of craggy peaks in a semi-circle with Loch Toll an Lochain below. It is a mountain for serious mountaineers in a wild and remote area of the north-west Highlands of Scotland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Loch Fleet from The Mound

Loch Fleet from The Mound

Loch Fleet is a sea loch on an inlet of the sea about halfway on the A9 between Dornoch and Brora. The Mound is literally that and is a good vantage point for looking at this inner part of Loch Fleet to spot wading birds, ducks and swans.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Loch Fleet and the Mountains

Loch Fleet and the Mountains

Looking inwards along the shore of Loch Fleet towards the hills around Lairg in the northeast of the Moray Firth area, Highlands of Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | Seat by Loch Fleet, Moray Firth

Seat by Loch Fleet, Moray Firth

Loch Fleet is a sea loch inlet on the A( road between Dornoch and Brora. This is good vantage point for looking at this inner part of Loch Fleet to spot wading birds, ducks and swans
Jacqueline Elmslie | By the Sea at Loch Fleet

By the Sea at Loch Fleet

Loch Fleet is a sea loch inlet on the A9 road between Dornoch and Brora. This is good vantage point for looking at this inner part of Loch Fleet to spot wading birds, ducks and swans