Ring of Brodgar, Orkney
Just one of Orkney's many prehistoric wonders.
Beach near Durness
It's considerably colder in the North, so how come the beaches look so deceivingly tropical, eh? That's what I want to know.
Rockfield, Tarbat Peninsula.
This area was part of an important Pictish centre in ancient times.
Old boat in Cromarty
Here was 'King's Way', where kings used to cross on their way to Tain to worship at the shrine of Saint Duthac. In the summer months a little two-car ferry can take you across the firth nowadays.
Little gems in the grass along the shore. This was not arranged - honest (not by me, anyway... might have been the Big Hand in the sky... ;)
Cross slab at Nigg Old Church
All this talk about Picts, and what did they ever do? Well, great stone carvings like this cross slab, for example.
Field near Portmahomack
Scotland is renowned for its wide open spaces. This one is just outside Portmahomack, the ancient Pictish centre.
Pines by the sea
This picture gives an impression what trees have to endure - maybe I should call it 'Pains by the sea'.
Beach on the West coast, looking across the water into Assynt.
These lovely flowers are displaying their simple beauty here in a little peaty stream.
What can you say about these- 18th century immigrants that never knew what grief they caused unwittingly (that's a good word to use for a sheep, isn't it?)
Road to the Isles
Popular hill-walking, mountaineering, fishing, shooting, stalking region. And there's good music and drams at the Cluanie Inn on top of all that.