True Highlands
03/23/2017 at 10:17. Facebook
What a difference a day makes.....24 little hours..... Nothing beats Highland weather for keeping you on your toes!
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yesterday at 06:07. Facebook
Oronsay is a small tidal island, linked to Colonsay by a causeway. Colonsay and Oronsay are home to about 50 colonies of the only native species of honeybee in Britain and Oronsay has a 14th century chapel.
True Highlands
03/21/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
It is an offense to be intoxicated and in charge of a cow. This is part of the Licensing Act of 1872 and includes horses and steam engines. That's you warned! #coosday
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03/20/2017 at 06:35. Facebook
If you would like to feature on our 2018 calendar, please email your photos to - It can be anything at all representing the Highlands & Islands! Beaches, castles, scenery, cows, wildlife, sunsets, mountains, crashing waves and even mermaids! We've seen some cracking shots over the last 2 years on the #HighlandHighlights - send them in if they were yours!
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03/19/2017 at 15:47. Facebook
The sun sets this week over Loch Loyne.
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03/18/2017 at 07:20. Facebook
Glendrian Abandoned Village is situated within the ringdyke of an extinct volcano on the tip of Ardnamurchan. The first written reference is 1619 and the village was only abandoned in 1940. The walk in isn't too strenuous and can be extended to take in the Glendrian Caves. More on those very soon!
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03/17/2017 at 16:42. Facebook
We have a fantastical 14 for you this week from across the Highlands, with all weathers accounted for! Keep sending them in - we just love seeing the Highlands and Islands through your eyes. :-)
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03/16/2017 at 14:32. Facebook
We all know the play right? But do you know about the REAL Macbeth? Let our latest blog take you through the murky past of 11th century, to Shakespeare's play of the 17th century and up to modern day film adaptations.

Macbeth - Reality, Myths and Locations - True Highlands
True Highlands
03/16/2017 at 06:28. Facebook
An Teallach is in Wester Ross and it means "The Forge", referring to the colour of the terrain in certain lighting conditions. This was captured at sunrise and pretty much takes your breath away.
Photo Credit: John McSporran
If the Munros are a little too easy, then how about ticking off all of Scotlandโ€™s uninhabited islands. The Shiant Isles have been top of our list of must visit places ever since we read Sea Room by Adam Nicolson. Any suggestions for novice island baggers?
How much history can you cram into one spot! Close to Southend on Kintyre, you will find Keil Caves, St Columba's Chapel, St Columba's Well and St Columba's Footprints, which is carved in stone, a reminder of where he landed in Scotland in 563. Across the beach is the rock of Dunaverty, which was once the site of an important castle and witnessed a horrific massacre in 1647.
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Our 2018 calendar competition will be coming to an end shortly. This week, we want you to send in photos depicting summer. Whether that's scenery, animals or just summer life in general. Email your photos to and you may be chosen for our calendar!
The sunset this week comes from Lossiemouth Lighthouse.
Your bakers dozen this week has a mix of weather. In true Highland style - it can change in the blink of an eye! But whatever it throws at us - the scenery is always amazing!
From February until the end of April, the stags shed their antlers. They grow back in August at a staggering rate of an inch a day. Get out walking and see if you can find some for yourself! Fence lines are a good place as they use them to knock them off.
The "Hermits Castle" was built in the 1950's and is near to Achmelvich Beach in Assynt. It is said that the architect who built it, slept just one night there. It is now a bothy for walkers and is built of concrete - and even has a concrete bed!
Photo: Alan Partridge via CC
The submissions for our 2018 calendar are coming thick and fast! This week we would like you to send us your 'winter in the Highlands' photos and we will pick one to feature in our 2018 wall calendar! Send to
This weeks sunset comes from Scotlands only 'Lake'. The Lake of Menteith in the Trossachs.
We first shared this over 2 years ago and came across it again recently. Couldn't resist a re-post! Mothers of boys with bikes look away now. Even if bikes aren't your thing, this is possibly the most 'heart in mouth' thing we've seen recently. Amazing scenery and a seriously talented man. One bike, one man and the Cuillins..... [ Link ]

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Go behind the scenes of the film - The Ridge is the brand new film from Danny Macaski...

Amazing colours from you this week and a few extras from the brave men we are sponsoring. They are currently on day 5 of walking and camping across the frozen Highland mountains to raise money for the Highland Hospice.