Ballachulish and Loch Leven, Scotland July 2011

Carrying on my photographic tour, I visited a place called Ballachulish which is past Glencoe in the Highlands in Scotland. The name Ballachulish comes from the Gaelic name for “Village of the Narrows”. The beautiful loch that flows through Ballachulish is called Loch Leven.

The largest settlement carrying the name of Ballachulish lies on the south side of Loch Leven, a mile or so west of the village of Glencoe. This started life as Laroch in the 1500s.

The first photo below is from the head of Kinlochleven just heading out of Glencoe town before reaching Ballachulish.

The next photos were from Ballachulish.





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Highlands July 2011 – Beautiful weather!

I decided to spend a couple of days in the Highlands again, call it my home coming that I do each year. The weather was probably the best weather I’ve seen in almost 6 years. I don’t live anywhere close to Scotland, in-fact I live about 500 miles away so I don’t visit the Highlands all that often, once maybe twice a year. Having spectacular weather is kind of strange for Scotland because you can get four seasons in a day.





Glencoe March 2011 – More snow!

I decided whilst in Scotland to try and get up to see Glencoe in the Highlands. I wanted to get out and take some photos, the weather was something I wouldn’t usually see but being snowed in for 1 day gave me the drive to get out and explore. The highlands were pretty badly covered with snow, a completely different highlands that I’m used to seeing, but this gave a completely different perspective on how deserted the Highlands can be.