Monday, 30 April 2007

Loch Ness viewed through camp fire

Loch Ness viewed through camp fire, originally uploaded by Citril.

Taken on Loch Ness.

Nessie's first famous recorded sighting was by St Columba in 565AD. Although there have been rumours down the centuries, it was in 1933 that the monster really hit the headlines. The A82 was being constructed, which involved much drilling and blasting along the west bank of the loch. During this '33 and '34 there were numerous sightings and this led to and inconclusive investigation.

Loch Ness is the largest loch in the UK, at 24 miles long, 1 mile wide and up to 740 feet deep. And, take it from me, it is freezing!!! 7 rivers flow into the loch, which lies in a natural geographical fault which stretches the width of Scotland. In 1822 the Caledonian Canal, built by engineer Thomas Telford, was completed, enabling ships to travel from the east to the west of Scotland. Later that year a photograph was taken by a London surgeon that seemed to show a sinuous head and neck rising out of the water.

Over the years there have been many sightings, photos and investigations - some resulting in interesting 'proof', others drawing a blank. But there are still sightings (some very sober, serious folk in our congregation clame to have seen something!), and there is always and air of mystery when you visit the loch.


Pontoon, originally uploaded by kascam9.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Me cycling, North Uist.

Me cycling, North Uist., originally uploaded by radarsmum67.

The sun had just come out after we had been soaked by a downpour.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Soft Light and Dreams

Soft Light and Dreams, originally uploaded by bruiach1.

Beauly River, Inverness, Scotland.

Monday, 23 April 2007

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith, originally uploaded by dunard54.

Looking across Loch Crinan to the Dorus Mor.

Reflected Cloud

Reflected Cloud, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Sunday, 22 April 2007

Breakish sunset

Breakish sunset, originally uploaded by ShirleyGrant.


Treeset, originally uploaded by tanera.

Saturday, 21 April 2007

Loch Lomond after sunset

Loch Lomond after sunset, originally uploaded by yodasarmpit.

Loch Crianan

loch crianan, originally uploaded by howbeg.

Friday, 20 April 2007

Sunset over the Clyde

Sunset over the Clyde, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Thursday, 19 April 2007

At the end of the day

At the end of the day, originally uploaded by edowds.

Largs to Cumbrae Ferry resting for the evening.

Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Forth Sunset

Forth Sunset, originally uploaded by Kirstysplodge.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Communing with Nature

Cummuning with Nature, originally uploaded by fitaloon.

Monday, 16 April 2007

Loch of Skene

Loch of Skene, originally uploaded by JimJim ->.

Hazy April sunset over Clyde Firth

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Daylight Arriving

Daylight Arriving, originally uploaded by kristeenb.

“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness”

Cows at sunset

Cows at sunset, originally uploaded by Viche.

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Paisley Sunset

Paisley Sunset, originally uploaded by furryheed.

Plane coming in to land at Glasgow Airport.

Friday, 13 April 2007


Marigold, originally uploaded by dunard54.

Scallop Dredger 'Marigold' steaming into Oban Bay

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Gallery v Spire

Gallery v Spire, originally uploaded by katefrrs.

The new An Lanntair Gallery was built near to the church. Cultural changes in Stornoway.

sun on bay ferry

sun on bay ferry, originally uploaded by calum57.

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Glencoe Sundown

Glencoe Sundown, originally uploaded by dunard54.

Sundown and burning out for the day in Glencoe.

AC00046, originally uploaded by arisaig1.

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Castle Silhouette.

Castle Silhouette., originally uploaded by stonefaction.

Broughty castle silhouetted against the dusk sky, just after sunset.

Barbara's House

JS 008, originally uploaded by jan_schouten.

Callanish, Isle of Lewis.

Orange Dusk

Orange Dusk, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Cool Blue Tay View

Cool Blue Tay View, originally uploaded by idg.

Cool Blue Tay View - long exposure view of Dundee at night from the Fife side of the river.

Monday, 9 April 2007

Hunterston & Arran Apr 07

Hunterston & Arran Apr 07, originally uploaded by dunard54.

Hunterston coal terminal from Fairlie, looking towards Arran.

Cromarty Day 2 A-Z : J is for Just After Sunrise.

Hints of pastel colours in the sky above the Sutors at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth just after the sun has cleared the horizon obscured by a low lying haar.

Sunday, 8 April 2007


sunrise, originally uploaded by mistermisery.

Cromarty day 2 A-Z : S is for South Sutor.

The South Sutor to the east of Cromarty seen around 30 mins before sunrise on the second day of the Scotland group Flickrmeet.

Saturday, 7 April 2007

Heather Island

Heather Island, originally uploaded by chequered plate.

Heather Island and Kerrera in Oban Bay, Corran Ledge nav .mark in foreground.

Dunstaffnage from above old reservoir at Connel

Dunstaffnage from above the old reservoir at Connel, looking over the Firth of Lorne to Lismore and Mull.

Friday, 6 April 2007

Uyeasound sunset, Unst.

, originally uploaded by megalithicmatt.

Thursday, 5 April 2007

Kirkudbright Sunset

Kirkudbright Sunset, originally uploaded by furryheed.

AC00054, originally uploaded by arisaig1.

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Sunrise over Jura

sunrise over Jura, originally uploaded by glenfinlas.

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

DSCF0400, originally uploaded by arisaig1.

Monday, 2 April 2007

Sun, sky, sea, ship. Simple.

Now say it quickly. ;-)

When Purple Morning Breaketh

When Purple Morning Breaketh, originally uploaded by kristeenb.

AC00049, originally uploaded by arisaig1.

Sunday, 1 April 2007


phormium, originally uploaded by katefrrs.

Phormium seedhead March 2007 in garden on Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

Redcastle X

Redcastle X, originally uploaded by bruiach1.