Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Kessock Bridge, Inverness and the Moray Firth from Saddle Hill at Clava. Easter 2018.
A few shots from a leisurely stroll up one of Scotland's most iconic mini-mountains in March 2018.
Stac Pollaidh is a mountain in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. The peak displays a rocky crest of Torridonian sandstone, with many pinnacles and steep gullies. The ridge was exposed to weathering as a nunatak above the ice sheet during the last Ice Age, while the ice flow carved and scoured the smooth sides of the mountain.
The Port of Inverness is one of the major economic hubs of the Highlands providing a vital gateway for companies in the north both to export and import a wide variety of goods and it has been at the heart of the city's growth and expansion. It is one of Scotland’s most sheltered natural deep water harbours and as a result the port can offer ships almost guaranteed access irrespective of the weather.
If you are observant as you drive north across the Kessock Bridge from Inverness, you can catch a glimpse of a small village to the north east, on the shore of the Moray Firth.
This is the tiny hamlet of Kilmuir. With the bulk of Ben Wyvis visible behind.
Looking across the fields south of Culloden Battlefield to the Moray Firth. March 2018 at sunset. A heavy lift ship can be seen moving an oil rig out of the Cromarty Firth.
Dunkeld hit the news during the 'Beast from the East' period in late February / early March 2018 when a number of deer nonchalantly walked down the high street and onto the national news!
The Solway Firth. 27th February 2018 look stunning. Very windy though. The River Annan is a river in south-west Scotland. It rises Annanhead Hill and flows through the Devil's Beef Tub, Moffat and Lockerbie, reaching the sea at Annan, Dumfries and Galloway. It is one of the region's foremost fishing rivers.
The factory complex is the Johnson Matthey pharmaceutical factory. Its facilities in Annan, UK, have been approved for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) manufacturing following an extensive programme of renovation and refitment.
The Highland Capital has certainly had its fair share of snow so far this year. Here are a few pictures from January 2018.
The worlds largest jack-up oil rig visited the Cromarty Firth in September 2016 and was discharged for taking on supplies before being sent to work in the Mariner Field.
First oil is expected to be produced from Mariner in 2018.
The pre-drilling campaign is expected to support about 500 jobs in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).
Mariner, which lies about 93 miles (150km) east of Shetland, is one of the largest projects currently under development in the UKCS.
The heavy oil field has reserves estimated at more than 250 million barrels of oil, with an average plateau production of about 55,000 barrels per day.
In January 2018 the two monster crane ships from Seaways Heavy Lift, Oleg Strashnov and Stanislav Yudin docked at Invergordon in the Cromarty Firth. Imagery taken with full permissions from the Port of Cromarty Firth.
The Oleg Strashnov is a unique hull shape and is outfitted with the latest technology. Its 5,000 tonnes revolving crane has a main hook lifting height of 102m. There are 800 tonnes and 200 tonnes auxiliary hooks and a 30 tonnes trolley hoist.
The crane vessel Stanislav Yudin has a 2,500 tonnes revolving crane, a 500 tonnes auxiliary hook and a 30 tonnes trolley hoist. With 78.4 m on the main hook and 100.8 m on the auxiliary, the Stanislav Yudin is ideal for a broad range of offshore installation tasks.
The popular wild swimming spot of Loch Tarff high above Loch Ness and Fort Augustus at the head of Strathnairn. Many an advert and TV programme have shot here including The Grand Tour.
Cow Hill is a summit that blocks the view of Ben Nevis from Fort William. It gives an enjoyable circuit with fine views, both over the town and down Glen Nevis and Loch Linnhe.
Loch Linnhe is a sea loch that follows the line of the Great Glen Fault and is the only sea loch along the fault.
About 50 kilometres (31 mi) long, the southern part of the loch is wider and its branch southeast of the island of Lismore is known as the Lynn of Lorne. Loch Eil feeds into Loch Linnhe at the latter's northernmost point, while from the east Loch Leven feeds in the loch just downstream of Corran and Loch Creran feeds into the Lynn of Lorne. The town of Fort William lies at the northeast end of the loch, at the mouth of the River Lochy.
The Corran Ferry crosses Loch Linnhe at the Corran Narrows visible in the mid-ground of this shot.
The lovely village of Dunkeld sits on the banks of the River Tay.
The majestic Dunkeld Cathedral dominates this picturesque Perthshire village. Today, part ruin and part parish church, the cathedral features the tomb of the notorious 'Wolf of Badenoch'.
Nearby, walk along Atholl Street's variety of specialist shops or take a walk down by the river, which provides excellent views of Thomas Telford's Dunkeld Bridge. Visit Scotland
The first low level snow of the winter caused some tricky conditions across the north of Scotland.
Knoydart is a peninsula in the Lochaber district on the West coast of the Scottish Highlands. Situated between Loch Nevis and Loch Hourn, the peninsula comprises approximately 55,000 acres which today is divided up amongst a number of landowners, with the largest area managed by the Knoydart Foundation.
Knoydart is cut off from the UK mainland road network, thus meaning access can only be made either by boat or by foot. The rugged and remote landscape is one of the primary attractions of the area; and with four munros and numerous corbetts within the Knoydart boundary, hillwalkers flock from far and wide to make their ascents.
Inverie is the main settlement area and is home to over half of the full time residents (currently around 120). The village holds the majority of local amenities, including the Primary School, Post Office, Community Shops, Knoydart Pottery & Tearoom and The Old Forge pub; and is where the pier is located for boat access to and from the peninsula.
Strathdearn is a river valley in the Highlands of Scotland extending about 22 miles long from Coignafearn to Moy, following the river Findhorn's meandering course through the parishes of Dalarossie, Tomatin and Moy. The upper reaches of The Glen are narrower, then widen to almost 4 miles with the main centre of the community at Tomatin, meaning "Hill of the Juniper" in Gaelic.
The Strath was sculpted by a retreating glacier and is bounded by hills of the Monadhliath range, reaching heights of 3000ft nearer the headwaters of the river and gradually becoming less steep. They are covered with heather and grass now but, in ancient times, were heavily wooded with birch, hazel and alder, but mostly pine. Stumps and trunks of these veterans can be seen protruding from peat banks – what remains of the Caledonian Forest after slash and burn by early farmers and a changing climate.
Edinburgh is Scotland's compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.
We were lucky enough to get to film right in the centre of the Capital with assistance from Edinburgh Airport, Police Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland.
In the mid 19th century the Hutchison family commissioned David Rhind to design the castle. He was a prominent Scottish architect, mainly remembered for his public buildings, banks, churches and schools, most of which are now listed buildings.
The Castle was first home to Thomas Hutchison, a wine merchant and his wife Jean Wylie and their 5 children. Their daughter, Isobel Wylie Hutchison took over Carlowrie Castle and became one of Scotland’s most pioneering Arctic travellers, searching for rare plants on her trips. Many of the plants she collected are still in the grounds today and can also be seen at Kew Gardens in London. A polyglot by the time she was an adult she could speak Italian, Gaelic, Greek, Hebrew, Danish, Icelandic, Greenlandic and knew most Inuit words. She kept diaries assiduously throughout her adult life, was an expert sportswoman and in her spare time wrote poetry and painted.
Only two families have owned the castle in its entire history and today the current owners, the Marshalls, have lovingly renovated the Castle to be a modern, luxury venue that is a real hidden gem on Edinburgh’s doorstep.
ROAVR | UAS were on site for Leopard TV as US based production company with full permission from Edinburgh Airport ATC.