Scotland the Beautiful – 12 Amazing Photos




1) The Quiraing, Isle of Skye
The Quiraing on the northern coast of the Isle of Skye is an unusual and dramatic landscape. It is actually a giant landslip, with the land slowly moving to the extent that the road at it’s base, requires regular repair work.

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The Quiraing, Isle of Skye.

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2) Elgol, Isle of Skye
Elgol is a tiny fishing village located in the South West corner of Skye. Only 150 individuals call Elgol their home, a high proportion of whom can speak the ancient Scottish Gaelic language.

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Fishing Boats off Elgol, Isle of Skye.

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3) Buachaille Etive Mor
This mountain’s name is derived from Scottish Gaelic, and means the ‘Great Herdsman of Etive.’ Whilst not the tallest mountain in Scotland, it is one of the better known thanks to its close proximity to the main A82 road which cuts through the heart of the Highlands.

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Buachaille Etive Mor.

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4) Finnich Glen
Finnich Glen, located close to Loch Lomond is also known by many as the ‘Devil’s Pulpit.’ This unusual name refers to an unusual geological feature which resembles a stone pulpit – supposedly constructed by the Devil himself, if legend is to be believed.

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Finnich Glen, Killearn.

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5) Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan is an iconic Scottish castle sitting on a small tidal island where 3 lochs meet. Being one of the most picturesque castles in Scotland, it is often found adorning calendars, shortbread tins and such like.

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Eilean Donan Castle.

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6) Eilean Donan at Night
At night the castle almost takes on a new form with atmospheric lighting greatly enhancing it’s appearance – a sight to behold!

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Eilean Donan Castle at Night.

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7) Loch Katrine
Loch Katrine has been the main reservoir supplying drinking water to the city of Glasgow since 1859. Today the loch is a popular tourist attraction, with loch cruises on the S.S. Sir Walter Scott steamship proving popular.

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Loch Katrine, Stirlingshire.

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8) Glenfinnan
The village of Glenfinnan sitting on the shore of Loch Shiel is famed for being the place where the Jacobite Rising of 1745 began, in which ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ attempted to regain the British throne.

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The Sun Setting Above Glenfinnan.

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9) An Teallach
An Teallach’s name comes from Scottish Gaelic and means ‘The Anvil.’ This spectacular mountain is located in a particularly remote part of the North West Highlands, and is regarded by many as one of the finest in Scotland.

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An Teallach, North West Highlands.

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10) The Isle of Muck
Only 30 people live on the tiny Isle of Muck. The privately owned island is also home to a number of wild horses, which can often be found on Muck’s tranquil beaches.

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Wild Horses, Isle of Muck.

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11) Glamaig, Isle of Skye
Glamaig is a cone like mountain located on the Isle of Skye. Standing at 2543 feet high, Glamaig is what is known as a ‘corbett’ i.e. a Scottish mountain that stands between 2500 and 3000 feet high. It was reputed that a Gurkha from the British Army ran up in the hill barefoot in only 37 minutes!

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Glamaig, Isle of Skye.

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12) Highland Cow, Near Elgol
A perfect ending to the ‘Scotland the Beautiful’ photo series. A Highland cow.

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Highland Cow, Elgol, Isle of Skye.

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