Thursday, 30 September 2010

David just likes taking beautiful photographs

Aren't these lovely? David and his wife just like taking photographs and showing them to members of their camera club in Aberdeenshire. I've always found that photographers are rather quiet modest folks, who make lifelong friends. I really enjoy the photograph with the bike on top of the car. Thank you David. It is a shame that you don't post them on to Flickr so that everyone can enjoy them. 
Here are some web pages about the historical story of Glencoe
The story they don't tell you about the Glencoe Massacre
History around the cottage in Appin
Did the Vikings stage a battle in Glencoe?
The Pictish broch in Lismore
West of Scotland millions of years ago
Robert the Bruce and the Ardchattan parliament
Robert the Bruce and the Knights Templar
The story of the MacDonalds of Glencoe
Ancient roads of the Highlands
Glencoe, the 4th Wonder of Scotland
Castles in the Glencoe area


Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Some lovely photographs from Alistair Phipps. Click here for his Flickr photos

 Hidden Valley, is it? See what wonderful shots you get when you are up high.
Now this one, for me, tells an everyday story of hill walking folks. I love it. She doesn't care if you photograph her or not. She just needs water. Badly.
Look at this drama - hills of Morven we think, across Loch linnhe, about 5.00pm I reckon. Alistairs party did not have much luck with the weather but they made the most of it. Thanks for letting us post them Alistair, you are in the Draw for the free holiday break.
Christmas cottage in Glencoe, Scotland

Masses of information about the area in our Site map
This is about Fort William
Appin is beautiful
B&Bs and hotels from Oban to fort William
Walks around our cottage
Autumn short breaks in glencoe
Ben Nevis walking is a slog, but worth it
Cottage holidays Scotland in the Autumn, Winter, Spring
The highlands of Scotland
Holiday cottages anywhere
Gorgeous photographs of Glencoe
Hill walks in Glencoe
Munroes in Glencoe
Port Appin
Accommodation in the area

Thursday, 9 September 2010

2 great photos from Iain Wood of Mearns, Stonehaven

The three sisters in Glencoe. Great shot. The link to Iain's Flickr page can be found by clicking on the headline. Thanks Iain.

In this picture you can just make out the figure of a man - I happen to know it is Doug Turnbull, a devotee of the Glen. He tells the story, it is going to be a long hike and a long day up the Hidden Valley.

Much Information about the area in our Home page
About Fort William
Appin blog shows the beauty
Holidays from Oban to Fort William
20 Walks around our cottage
Short breaks in Glencoe in November
Ben Nevis walki

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Who do you think you are? Wonderful shot from Tony Shaw, of New Cumnock

Isn't he/she absolutely gorgeous? I'm going to assume a he, bit sexist, sorry. How did you make him pose for you like this? He doesn't like this photography business one little bit, but on the other hand, if his picture is going to be shown on the internet, well, he owes it as a duty to his owl friends to keep up appearances.
See Tony's Flickr page, by clicking on the title to the post. Yes, he and Jane are married to each other.
Forgive me for adding in a few links - these are pages in our web site that I've suddenly realised do not have a ranking in Google and these links will help. This is why links go into most posts.
This is the Home page for the cottage
This is about Fort William
The achingly beautiful area of Appin. Our new blogsite
Beautiful Appin, Scotland
Walks around our cottage area in Glencoe
Hill walks in Glencoe
You can walk up Ben Nevis one day?
Munroes in Glencoe

Monday, 6 September 2010

This lovely shot of Loch Etive is by Jane Shaw of New Cumnock

I asked Jane if she knew of anyone who might have some lovely shots of the area and she offered me the run of her Flickr pages. The link to them is there in the title to this post, if you click on it. She and her husband are both photographers. For me, the thing that makes this picture is the line of waves, they lead your eye into the view. Thank you Jane for letting us have it.

Beautiful Appin, Scotland
Lochside cottage near Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland