Archive for month: February, 2013

Scotland Skyscapes

22 Feb
February 22, 2013

Enjoyed a scenic drive in Scotland, leaving from Glasgow to Oban, Iona, Tobermory, Portree, and then through the Highlands on our way to the Orkney Islands before returning through Inverness, Elgin and Perth. Interesting B&B at the Old Church of Urquhart (1842) with its Gothic design, six-bay buttressed elevation, traceried windows blind in each end bay and built on the high ground known as Gas Hill.  Found one of the nicest hotels in Scotland – the Royal Hotel (1872) – in Tain with canopied beds, lots of dark wood, very quiet rooms and reminiscent of the Victorian era with its French Gothic design.  Stopped near Achncarry to see where commandos trained from 1942 to 1945. Lots of whisky tastings – in Speyside and Tobermory but the Highland Park tour and tasting in Kirkwall was our favourite.

Old Church of Urquhart, ElginScotland HighlandsAchnacarryCRW_4306_2Ruins of Bishop’s House, IonaScotland Highlands 2Achnacarry

Photographed with a Canon 10D, EF 24-85 f3.5-4.5 lensImages converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro2.