The Rugged Beauty of Scotland in Photos – Part 2




1) Rannoch Moor, Highlands
Rannoch moor a barren and wild landscape covering almost 50 square miles is considered one of the last true wildernesses in the British Isles. The best way to see this landscape is to take a train on the West Highland Line – a train journey that must rank as one of the the most fascinating in the world.

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Rannoch Moor, One of the Britain’s Last Wildernesses.

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2) Glen Coe, Highlands
Glen Coe lies in in the ‘Heart of the Highlands’ and is regarded as one of the most dramatic and historic glens in Scotland. The glen is notorious for the massacre that took place there, in which 38 members of the MacDonald clan were murdered. Today in more peaceful times the area is a magnet for backpackers, tourists and skiers.

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Glen Coe, One of the Most Scenic Parts of Scotland.

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3) Glen Etive, Argyllshire
Glen Etive is a popular destination in summer for campers, anglers, and hillwalkers during the summer months due to easy accessibility from Scotland’s major towns and cities. The Glen has also been used for several blockbuster films, including scenes in Braveheart, and Skyfall from the James Bond series.

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Glen Etive – A Popular Summer Destination.

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4) Loch Rusky, Stirlingshire
Loch Rusky is a small tranquil loch located only an hour’s drive away from Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. This photogenic loch isn’t particularly well known, and is normally frequented by only a handful of anglers and photographers seeking to get away from the towns and cities. The loch lies close to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, and Loch Lomond, and area of exceptional beauty.

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Early Morning Mist on Loch Rusky.

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5) Loch Torridon, Highlands
A lone cottage on the banks of the serene Loch Torridon. This part of the the North West Highlands lies a fair distance from Scotland’s urban centres, and it makes it ideal for those seeking ‘real peace and quiet.’

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Loch Torridon, Perfect for Those Seeking Some Peace.

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6) Glen Coe, Highlands
On the higher peaks of Glen Coe, snow can be found even in mid-summer. This makes the area a mecca for Scotland’s skiers who flock to the area which hosts one of Scotland’s five ski resorts.

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Snow Can be Found on Glen Coe’s Peaks Even in Summer.

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7) Dunnet Head, Caithness
Dunnet Head contains the most northerly point on mainland Great Britain. During the mid summer months due to the northern latitude of Dunnet Head, the sun sets at around 2230 hours in this part of Scotland, with light still being visible for some time after. The long days are a great bonus for visitors wanting the get the most out of their stay.

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Dunnet Head, the Most Northerly Point on Mainland Britain.

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8) Castle Stalker, Argyllshire
Castle Stalker is undoubtedly an ‘iconic Scottish castle’, and is often featured on Shortbread tins due to its romantic image. The castle is also famed for appearing in the cult Monty Python film, ‘Quest for the Holy Grail.’

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Castle Stalker, an Iconic Scottish Castle.

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9) Loch Chon, Stirlingshire
Loch Chon is a small lesser known loch that sits in the middle of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty that covers over 720 square miles. The park is highly accessible from Scotland’s major cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, making it popular for fishing, camping, picnics, sailing and other outdoor activities.

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Loch Chon. Ideal for Picnics or a Spot of Fishing.

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10) Loch Ba, Argyllshire
Loch Ba is a small and to be fair not the most dramatic of Scottish lochs. It is however photographed often due to its photogenic mountainous backdrop and location. The loch is is easily accessible from the A82 main road, and lies in the centre of some of Scotland’s most scenic attractions – Rannoch Moor, Glen Coe, and Buachaille Etive Mor.

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A Frozen Loch Ba.

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