A photo blog of random images of life in the Highlands - mostly taken with a 'point & shoot' compact camera.

(Oh, and the odd bit of music thrown in). I'm going to try and keep posting a photo a day for a decade.

This page mirrors mytimeline: @HighlandRampage. YOUTUBE channel for the videos here >

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I HAVE SPLIT THIS PAGE INTO YEARS. CLICK TO VIEW PREVIOUS: ~ 2011 ~ 2012 ~ 2013 ~ 2014 ~ 2015 ~ 2016 ~ 2017 ~ 2018 ~ 2019


2019 (latest at top)

Lucy wanted some shots of the Kishorn Seafood Bar .... which opens for the season next week: http://stevecarter.com/random/KishornSeafoodBar.jpg

A 'fly on the studio wall' video from Angel studios earlier this month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IkEhdEO0r4

What the forest by Loch Shieldaig sounds like http://stevecarter.com/random/forest19.mp3 ...and looks like at the moment: http://stevecarter.com/random/theforesthere.jpg

Couldoran House: http://stevecarter.com/random/could1234.jpg

Some shots of John's new build (for sale). Ring him on 01520 755294 if you're interested. http://stevecarter.com/jm19/JM19.htm

Beinn Alligin from West Lodge: http://stevecarter.com/random/marchgorse.jpg

Upper Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/ULTmarch19.jpg

The road into Shieldaig village: http://stevecarter.com/random/shenter19.jpg

Great... the very day I get my new car happens to be Bert's 2nd birthday. He's convinced it's for him. (It kinda' is) http://stevecarter.com/random/2yo.jpg


This is just asking for trouble: http://stevecarter.com/random/asking4.jpg

Hailstorm: http://stevecarter.com/random/hail19.jpg

Liathach: http://stevecarter.com/random/liathachmarch19.jpg

Loch Shieldaig just now: http://stevecarter.com/random/11-3-2019.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/11-3-19.jpg

Snow on the tops again: http://stevecarter.com/random/10-3-19.jpg

The house with (in my opinion) the best view in Scotland (i.e. UK) is finished and for sale: http://stevecarter.com/random/bestukview.jpg (excuse rubbish photo).

I wrote this piece last November on the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war. Recorded this week in London, I've added some photos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFZ64TweVKA

It's nice to be back to some bumpy scenery: http://stevecarter.com/random/nice2beback.jpg

That's some sorta' valet parking gig: http://stevecarter.com/random somecarpark.jpg (..and no, it's not a drone shot!)

I've been mixing in RAK Studios. Home of Hot Chocolate. You sexy things: http://stevecarter.com/random/mmost.jpg

I popped out into the place known as 'Upper Street' this morning to take a look at the natives. More mobile phones are stolen from folk on this street than any other in the UK. Go figure: http://stevecarter.com/islington/islington.htm

One of the few things I love about London is the amount of ridiculously talented people that live here: http://stevecarter.com/random/pg19.jpg

The view from my window this morning. Not quite what I'm used to: http://stevecarter.com/random/4-3-19.jpg

Respect to this little chap for giving it a try: http://stevecarter.com/random/credit19.jpg

Looking east over Loch Shieldaig towards the Island and Village: http://stevecarter.com/random/goldblack.jpg

This is Bert's not too subtle way of reminding us that it's time for his next walk: http://stevecarter.com/random/bertwaitwalk.jpg

The coast road: http://stevecarter.com/random/snowgones.jpg

Kenmore. If you're a sassenach (like me) you emphasise the first syllable. If you want to hear the Highland accent, emphasise the second, add another 'o' and roll your 'r'. http://stevecarter.com/random/kenmore19.jpg

The coral beach at Ardban: http://stevecarter.com/random/coralbeach1.jpg

Well I wasn't going to drive past was I! http://stevecarter.com/random/24-2-2019.jpg

Shieldaig's Sunday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/sundayafternoon.jpg

This morning's pinkrise: http://stevecarter.com/random/24-2-19.jpg

Main Street, Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/thefrontsh.jpg

The snowflakes have gone, replaced by the snowdrops: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/dropdrops.jpg

Nice to hear the birds singing again: http://stevecarter.com/random/singing19.jpg

The burn through the forest: http://stevecarter.com/random/afterrainss.jpg

I tried to buy this house 22 years ago (when it was derelict) http://stevecarter.com/random/triedtobuy.jpg

Very stylish: http://stevecarter.com/random/verystylish.jpg (Off topic - SteveCarter.com is 20 years old today - how the hell did that happen).

By Loch Dughaill: http://stevecarter.com/random/A89619.jpg

Yesterday's sunrise: http://stevecarter.com/random/15-2-19.jpg

I took this photo last month, but never got round to posting it: http://stevecarter.com/random/puregold.jpg

Bert the dog is 23 months old today, and is officially a proper scruff: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/scruff2019.jpg


The mast atop Sgurr a Chaorachain - the corbett that overlooks the Bealach na Ba: http://stevecarter.com/random/masttop.jpg

Mucky legs was determined not to move yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/moretraffic.jpg

08:00 by Inverbain: http://stevecarter.com/random/11-2-19.jpg

Sundaze: http://stevecarter.com/random/BODfeb19.jpg



Above the clouds: http://stevecarter.com/random/TopLiaFeb19.jpg

From next month's edition of The Woodland Trust mag: http://stevecarter.com/random/1point6million.jpg

The hills looking rather lovely yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/7-2-19.jpg

Our gritter driver known as 'Finky' taking a break just now: http://stevecarter.com/random/finkynap.jpg

Snowmelt: http://stevecarter.com/random/snowmelt.jpg

By Ob Gorm Beag: http://stevecarter.com/random/5-2-2019.jpg

Gain some height and it's still winter out there: http://stevecarter.com/random/5-2-19.jpg


And now the thaw: http://stevecarter.com/random/thaw19.jpg

I've taken dozens of photos from this spot, but I don't think I've ever seen it prettier: http://stevecarter.com/random/BA2-2-19.jpg

What's left of the Log House: http://stevecarter.com/random/whatsleft.jpg

The north end of Loch Damh: http://stevecarter.com/random/LDNend.jpg

You can't beat winter light! http://stevecarter.com/random/2-2-19.jpg

Low tide, Upper Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/ULTsnowss.jpg

Inland Lochs here are frozen over, and for the first time since 2012 I saw floating ice on the sea yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/frozenfeb19.jpg

The top of Beinn Alligin yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/TopBAJan19.jpg

Midday today over Loch Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/31-1-19.jpg

Not a breath of wind here today: http://stevecarter.com/random/notabreath.jpg

Above the river Balgy yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/roadtoshjan2019.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/roadtoshjan19.jpg

Beinn Alligin & An Ruadh Mheallan: http://stevecarter.com/random/BArefjan19.jpg


Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/28-1-19.jpg

Hailstorm: http://stevecarter.com/random/snowstorm.jpg

Incoming: http://stevecarter.com/random/incommingjan19.jpg

Three locals catching some rays from the low winter sun: http://stevecarter.com/random/HangingLoose.jpg

The road to Diabaig (Bealach na Gaoithe) was looking like it'd be somewhat challenging yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/roadtodia19.jpg

Liathach: http://stevecarter.com/random/LiaJan19.jpg

The south shoreline of Upper Loch Torridon yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/ULTJan19.jpg

It rained, then it froze, then it snowed. No grit on the driveway... so I drove half way up, stopped, put the handbrake on... and slid all the way back down.

The view from the Shieldaig campsite this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/23-1-19.jpg

Talking of winter... http://stevecarter.com/random/properwinter19.jpg

Winters beat Summers hands down... provided they're still and not blowing a hoolie: http://stevecarter.com/random/tuesday19.jpg

Beinn & Loch Damh just now: http://stevecarter.com/random/BD&LDjan19.jpg

Clyde has got a couple of new friends: http://stevecarter.com/random/clydesheep.jpg

No apologies for posting another photo of this: http://stevecarter.com/random/rig4.jpg

The hill known locally as 'Wellington's Nose': http://stevecarter.com/random/welnose19.jpg

It was cloudy here this morning... but if you want to know what we missed, here's the last lunar eclipse: http://stevecarter.com/random/moo.jpg


That's one big crane: http://stevecarter.com/random/bigcrane19.jpg

I think it's pretty weird that I can look up from here and see a plane going from Dusseldorf to Samana. Also in the weird stakes is that it missed the plane going from Cincinnati to Bahrain. Still... they managed a decent stab at the Scottish flag as they passed. So... http://stevecarter.com/random/DDM19.jpg

Looking north west this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/BNBjan19.jpg - Looking south east this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/rig3.jpg

It's very pretty here at the moment: http://stevecarter.com/random/clearjan19.jpg

The first customer for the newly renovated Kishorn Port dry dock has arrived (not a single person shouted 'Oi, you can't park there'). http://stevecarter.com/random/rig1.jpg

The top of Liathach just now: http://stevecarter.com/random/topofl19.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/17-1-19.jpg

The 'Southend' of Loch Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/southend.jpg

Layers: http://stevecarter.com/random/layers19.j

Some winter sun on Shieldaig Island: http://stevecarter.com/random/SIJan19.jpg

Liathach just now - looking warm when it certainly isn't: http://stevecarter.com/random/liathachjan19.jpg

Bertie is 22 months old today. He's the height of a Standard Poodle and has the appetite of a starved Labrador: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/stick19.jpg

The road and the river through Glen Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/riverroad.jpg

I know, but I couldn't resist: http://stevecarter.com/random/redroofjan19.jpg

Across the sea to Skye: http://stevecarter.com/random/cuillinsJan19.jpg

The river 'Allt a Chumhaing' not in any particular rush to get to the sea: http://stevecarter.com/random/chumhaing.jpg

This morning's sunrise: http://stevecarter.com/random/9-1-19.jpg

I've been helping the Woodland Trust (FOC) with their attempt to buy Ben Shieldaig: Their Page

Classy bit of photobombing: http://stevecarter.com/random/photobomb19.jpg

The view out of the car windscreen earlier today: http://stevecarter.com/random/TodaysOC.jpg

Another one for the geologists: http://stevecarter.com/random/geologyjan19.jpg

Is it just me or does this remind you of a well known politician? http://stevecarter.com/random/0067.jpg

You get a much better idea of the size of Liathach when you put something in front of it: http://stevecarter.com/random/liabehind19.jpg

(Almost) sunrise over the beach yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/2-1-19.jpg

The Enterprise is in the Inner Sound: http://stevecarter.com/random/H88.jpg

44 miles / zero traffic this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/coastroadJan19.jpg

Sometimes you just have to stop the car and get out: http://stevecarter.com/random/sometimes19.jpg

Shieldaig's version of Brexit: http://stevecarter.com/random/Brexitsh.jpg

A light dusting on the tops today: http://stevecarter.com/random/dusting19.jpg

Happy new year. Here's a panoramic from the Isle of Harris looking towards Taransay (taken in mid November). http://stevecarter.com/random/hpan18.jpg

My fave Highland photos from 2018 here: http://www.stevecarter.com/latest/latesttorridon18.htm