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1. Highlands of Scotland

Jacqueline Elmslie | Loch Duich Shoreline and the Five Sisters of Kintail

Loch Duich Shoreline and the Five Sisters of Kintail

A shoreline view of Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail peaks on the north-west coast of the Scottish Highlands
Jacqueline Elmslie | Red Deer in the Scottish hills

Red Deer in the Scottish hills

A group of Scottish red deer wander down a track from the hills of Scotland through golden bracken in autumn.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Isle of Skye from Glenelg Beach

Isle of Skye from Glenelg Beach

A little round the corner from this pebbly beach near the village of Glenelg on the Scottish mainland, a small car ferry runs in the summer across the sea to the Isle of Skye.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Rock Pool by Glenelg Beach

Rock Pool by Glenelg Beach

Glenelg beach on the north-west coast of Scotland, where the clear water reveals pebbles in the rock pools.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Snowy mountains surrounding the head of Loch Duich

Snowy mountains surrounding the head of Loch Duich

Taken in late March from the pass of Mam Ratigan which provided spectacular views, when a heavy fall of snow topped the mountains with a white blanket of snow.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Glen Etive in Winter

Glen Etive in Winter

A cold winter day in Glen Etive with the River Etive tumbling through the frozen landscape
Jacqueline Elmslie | Snowy Mountain Through the Trees

Snowy Mountain Through the Trees

Walking in the forest towards the snowy mountain ahead
Jacqueline Elmslie | Glen Etive Gold

Glen Etive Gold

Driving along the road leading into Glen Etive in the Highlands of Scotland at a time of year when the dying vegetation is a vibrant gold.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Red Fishing Boat

Red Fishing Boat

A red fishing boat parked at Heast on the edge of the Isle of Skye alongside the Sound of Sleat
Jacqueline Elmslie | Arnisdale Bay

Arnisdale Bay

At the end of a long, winding, narrow road from Glenelg is the little village of Arnisdale on a beautiful bay surrounded by hills and with magical, shimmering light.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Storm Over Loch Duich

Storm Over Loch Duich

A mixture of sunshine, wind, lashing rain and dramatic clouds beside the causeway on Loch Duich.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle

A fully restored 13th century castle situated on a small island at the conjuction of 3 lochs: Loch Duich; Loch Long: Loch Alsh in the Highlands of Scotland near the Kyle of Lochalsh
Jacqueline Elmslie | Eilean Donan Castle Seagull

Eilean Donan Castle Seagull

A gull poses for a photograph in front of Eilean Donan Castle
Jacqueline Elmslie | Dores Beach Loch Ness

Dores Beach Loch Ness

Leave Inverness on the B862 road to Loch Ness and Fort Augustus. Behind the Dores Inn pub at the north end of Loch Ness is a stony beach with a little wooden bridge across a burn. Cross the bridge and follow the track which leads up to beech woods, beautiful in autumn and also in spring when bluebells carpet the floor of the woods.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Loch Torridon in the Scottish Highlands

Loch Torridon in the Scottish Highlands

Driving from Shieldaig, this is the view coming over the hill with Loch Torridon and the surrounding mountains Beinn Alligin, Beann Dearg and Liathach, spread out in front.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Ben Nevis and Old Boat

Ben Nevis and Old Boat

Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, with, on the pebble beach at Corpach near Fort William, an old abandoned fishing trawler.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Ben Nevis with Boat

Ben Nevis with Boat

Ben Nevis with snow on top and an old abandoned fishing trawler on the pebble beach at Corpach , near Fort William, in the foreground
Jacqueline Elmslie | Glen Etive in Winter

Glen Etive in Winter

Cold, snowy, icy and uninviting - Glen Etive in winter is spectacular
Jacqueline Elmslie | Arisaig Beach

Arisaig Beach

A beautiful sandy beach at Arisaig, on the north-west coastline of Scotland, with a small boat and wonderful views across the turquoise sea to some of the islands beyond.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Beechwoods by the River Coe

Beechwoods by the River Coe

Light shines through the pale green spring leaves of the beechwoods by the River Coe onto the glowing red carpet of last year's fallen beech leaves.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Loch Duich and the Five Sisters

Loch Duich and the Five Sisters

A fabulous view of Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail peaks from the high pass which goes over Mam Ratigan to Glenelg on the north-west coast of the Scottish Highlands
Jacqueline Elmslie | Bridge Over The River Coe

Bridge Over The River Coe

A lovely old stone arched bridge over the River Coe at the southern end of Glencoe village.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Summer By Glencoe Lochan

Summer By Glencoe Lochan

A beautiful romantic lochan not far from Glencoe Village and enhanced by purple rhododendrons in full bloom
Jacqueline Elmslie | Glencoe Lochan

Glencoe Lochan

A beautiful little lochan not far from Glencoe Village - a place to sit and maybe remember
Jacqueline Elmslie | Ben Nevis Scotland

Ben Nevis Scotland

Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Scotland and the tallest mountain in the UK at 1343 metres, seen from Corpach across the sea loch Loch Linnhe.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Rowing boats on Loch Morar

Rowing boats on Loch Morar

Loch Morar is a freshwater loch in Lochaber, Highlands of Scotland. It is the deepest freshwater loch or lake in the British Isles with a maximum depth of 310 m.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Commando Memorial Statue Detail

Commando Memorial Statue Detail

Unveiled by the Queen Mother in 1952, the Commando Memorial monument, a few miles north of Spean Bridge beside the A82 road in Lochaber, Scotland, is dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces raised during World War II. It stands amidst remote countryside in an exposed position surrounded by the highest and wildest of Highland scenery.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Glenfinnan Monument

Glenfinnan Monument

In 1745 the Jacobite Rising in Scotland began here, at the tiny hamlet of Glenfinnan on the edge of Loch Shiel, when Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) landed from France to raise his standard in claim of the Scottish and English thrones. The monument was erected in 1815 in memory of the Highlanders who died in his support.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Beauly Firth Winter Reflections

Beauly Firth Winter Reflections

A scene looking across the Beauly Firth to the hills of Strathfarrar on a winter afternoon sunset adding a tinge of pink to the snowy hills.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Ben More Coigach

Ben More Coigach

Ben More Coigach, here with a fresh sprinkling of snow in April, is an impressive and large mountain in north-west Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | Gruinard Bay

Gruinard Bay

An idyllic spot - Gruinard Bay with turquoise water and pink sand beaches and Ben Coigach hills in the background
Jacqueline Elmslie | On the Road to An Teallach

On the Road to 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. The posts by the road are to show the direction of the road when covered in snow and also show the depth of the snow.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Loch Maree and Slioch

Loch Maree and Slioch

Loch Maree is one of the most beautiful of Scottish lochs because of the surrounding scenery and the mountain Slioch (the Spear) to the north side.
Jacqueline Elmslie | The Silver Bridge at Little Garve

The Silver Bridge at Little Garve

The Silver Bridge is a two arched bridge spanning the Black Water river at Little Garve on the A835 road about 30 miles north of Inverness.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Autumn Colour by the River Ness

Autumn Colour by the River Ness

Seen from one of the Victorian cast iron footbridges over the River Ness, the autumn colour provided by a group of beech trees is glorious.
Jacqueline Elmslie | RIver Ness and Ben Wyvis Behind

RIver Ness and Ben Wyvis Behind

The buildings beside the wide River Ness, in the centre of Inverness, catch the low winter sun while, behind them, the sun lights up the snow on Ben Wyvis 30 miles away.
Jacqueline Elmslie | River Ness Inverness

River Ness Inverness

The city of Inverness is built around the lovely, wide River Ness which is tidal up to the Ness bridge. This means that the river is sometimes calm and wide and other times rushing and turbulent. At all times it is a beautiful scene with the city spires reflected in the water.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Spires Reflected in the River Ness

Spires Reflected in the River Ness

The city of Inverness is built around the lovely, wide River Ness which is tidal up to the Ness bridge. This means that the river is sometimes calm and wide and other times rushing and turbulent. At all times it is a beautiful scene with the reflections of church spires.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Findhorn Beach Huts

Findhorn Beach Huts

The first of a row of beach huts right on the vast sandy beach at Findhorn, near Forres, on the Moray coastline , north-east Scotland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Oak Tree in Field of Yellow Rape Seed

Oak Tree in Field of Yellow Rape Seed

A strong image of contrasting colours: a dark green oak tree amidst the vivid yellow of a field full of rape seed crop (also called canola).
Jacqueline Elmslie | Driftwood on the Shore

Driftwood on the Shore

A piece of driftwood or tree root on the shore of the pebble beach at Findhorn, Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | Loch Ness-side Bluebells

Loch Ness-side Bluebells

A lovely bluebell wood near the villages of Dores beside Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | Winter Sunset Through Frosted Trees

Winter Sunset Through Frosted Trees

A freezing winter day beside the River Nairn with thick frost on the trees and the winter sunset shining through the remaining leaves
Jacqueline Elmslie | Winter Scene of Nairn Viaduct

Winter Scene of Nairn Viaduct

A wintry scene of the Nairn Viaduct over the frozen River Nairn with the afternoon sunset colouring the trees and the frozen icy water.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

A fiery winter sunset glows through the trees and lighting up the icy waters of the Caledonian Canal near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands
Jacqueline Elmslie | Freezing Winter Reflections Scotland

Freezing Winter Reflections Scotland

A wintry scene by Loch Dochfour near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands in the depths of winter with reflections of the frosty trees and the Loch Keeper's cottage in the cold water
Jacqueline Elmslie | A Snowy Day by the Beauly Firth Inverness

A Snowy Day by the Beauly Firth Inverness

The Beauly Firth is the furthest west part of the Moray Firth, which is the sea inlet between Inverness and the northernmost part of Scotland. The Beauly Firth is usually a calm and peaceful place with lots of wading birds, wildfowl and even the occasional otter.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Inverness Castle from the River Ness

Inverness Castle from the River Ness

Looking up the River Ness past the old Victorian cast iron Infirmary Bridge to the red sandstone Inverness Castle
Jacqueline Elmslie | Beach Huts at Findhorn Beach Scotland

Beach Huts at Findhorn Beach Scotland

Part of a row of colourful beach huts being built on the sand and pebble beach at Findhorn, near Forres, on the Morayshire coastline of north-east Scotland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Loch Ness in Stunning Mood

Loch Ness in Stunning Mood

A very cold foggy winter day looking down on Loch Ness when the setting sun shone through the foggy gloom and a vertical patch of cloud parted the light show.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Old Jetty by Loch Dochfour

Old Jetty by Loch Dochfour

A crumbling old wooden jetty beside Loch Dochfour on a freezing cold day with the water steaming into the cold air. Loch Dochfour is a small loch, formed by water leaving Loch Ness, before becoming the River Ness which flows through Inverness before joining the sea at the Moray Firth.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Glen Affric

Glen Affric

One of Scotland's most beautiful glens, Glen Affric is situated in the Highlands about 30 miles from Inverness. It is a wonderful mixture of mountain scenery with forests and lochs with plenty of wildlife to spot. This photograph looks like autumn but was taken in late April with the dead bracken of winter still glowing with autumn colour and the fresh green growth of springtime not yet through.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Autumn by the River Ness

Autumn by the River Ness

Glorious autumn colour along the banks of the River Ness which flows out of Loch Ness and through the centre of Inverness on its way to the sea.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Carpet of Autumn Leaves

Carpet of Autumn Leaves

Almost bare of leaves, the white birch trunks stand tall above the red carpet of autumn leaves
Jacqueline Elmslie | The Tumbling Red Burn

The Tumbling Red Burn

Autumn time and the Red Burn comes tumbling and splashing over the rocks - Cawdor woods, the Highlands of Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | Waders on the Shore at Rosemarkie

Waders on the Shore at Rosemarkie

The long and wide sandy beach at Rosemarkie on the Black Isle is a great attraction for waders, either human or birds. In the backgroundis the lighthouse at Chanonry Point where bottlenose dolphins are frequently seen
Jacqueline Elmslie | Rosemarkie Beach on the Black Isle

Rosemarkie Beach on the Black Isle

A beautiful long and wide sandy beach at Rosemarkie, backed by the mostly red sandstone cottages of the small town, attracts lots of visitors
Jacqueline Elmslie | The Hidden Valley Glencoe

The Hidden Valley Glencoe

Between the two jutting outcrops and accessible only on foot after a steep climb is the entrance to the Hidden Valley, the Pass of Glencoe, Scotland. It must be all the rain but the grass really is that stunning emerald green!
Jacqueline Elmslie | Sunset Over Loch Leven

Sunset Over Loch Leven

Glorious shades of a pink and purple sunset are reflected in the still waters of Loch Leven near Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | Fiery Dawn Loch Leven Scotland

Fiery Dawn Loch Leven Scotland

Mist rises from the mountains around Loch Leven as the rising sun strikes the mountain tops and lights up the scene
Jacqueline Elmslie | Waterfall near Loch Arkaig

Waterfall near Loch Arkaig

A hidden waterfall by the road approaching Loch Arkaig in the Highlands of Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | Beside Loch Arkaig, Fort William, Scotland

Beside Loch Arkaig, Fort William, Scotland

Loch Arkaig is situated in a remote, wild and largely uninhabited area of the Scottish Highlands called Knoydart. The nearest large town is Fort William.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Winter Scene on Cluanie Dam

Winter Scene on Cluanie Dam

A crisp, cold March morning looking across to Cluanie Dam in the Highlands of Scotland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Frosty Misty Sunrise

Frosty Misty Sunrise

A winter misty sunrise along the frosty Conon River valley in the Scottish Highlands.
Jacqueline Elmslie | A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Autumn is coming to the beautiful beech woods at Cawdor Castle in the Highlands of Scotland as the leaves gradually turn to orange.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Cawdor Beech Woods

Cawdor Beech Woods

The beech woodland around the ancient castle of Cawdor, famous from Macbeth's time, is a lovely place for an autumn walk through the trees.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Autumn Woodlands

Autumn Woodlands

Autumn is coming to the beautiful beech woods at Cawdor Castle in the Highlands of Scotland.
Jacqueline Elmslie | The Ancient Oak

The Ancient Oak

In the middle of a grassy meadow in the woodland at Cawdor near Inverness, stands alone an old decaying oak tree lifting her arms to the sky.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Glencoe Cottage

Glencoe Cottage

A tiny cottage, beside Loch Achtriochan, dwarfed by the mountains of Glencoe behind.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Old Bike by Shed Glen Etive

Old Bike by Shed Glen Etive

An iconic picture of a very old wooden shed amidst the colourful autumn bracken of Glen Etive with an elderly bicycle propped up by the door.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Glencoe Waterfall

Glencoe Waterfall

The most prominent of several waterfalls in Glencoe, this one shows beautiful colours in the rocks and the turquoise pool of water.
Jacqueline Elmslie | Blackrock Cottage Glencoe

Blackrock Cottage Glencoe

Blackrock Cottage is the iconic white ramblers' cottage in the middle of Glencoe, Highlands of Scotland
Jacqueline Elmslie | The Fiery Dawn

The Fiery Dawn

The sun rises over Loch Leven on a misty winter morning covering the scene in a romantic rosy glow.
Jacqueline Elmslie | The Pap of Glencoe in Autumn

The Pap of Glencoe in Autumn

The iconic Pap of Glencoe reflected, on a crisp autumn morning, in the waters of Loch Leven
Jacqueline Elmslie | Lochan Reflections near Glencoe

Lochan Reflections near Glencoe

A crisp winter morning beside the road to Glencoe, reflections of the mountains in an unnamed lochan
Jacqueline Elmslie | Plockton Tranquillity Scotland

Plockton Tranquillity Scotland

A boat sits by the shore at Plockton, a peaceful and beautiful village on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands
Jacqueline Elmslie | Harbour Scene Plockton Scotland

Harbour Scene Plockton Scotland

A typical Scottish scene of fishing floats by the harbour at Plockton, a lovely little village on the west coast of Scotland