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: ~ 2011 ~ 2012 ~ 2013 ~ 2014 ~ 2015 ~ 2016 ~ 2017 ~ 2018 ~ 2019 ~ 2020


2020 (latest at top)

The road to Glen Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/road2an.jpg

Morrison needs some more tail lights: http://stevecarter.com/random/morrisonlights.jpg

The Tigh an Eilean wanted some postcards - so I made some for them. All my profits from aerial shots go to RSPB http://stevecarter.com/random/fboats.jpg

Liathach. (Probably not the best route if you want to climb it). http://stevecarter.com/random/ToLFeb20.jpg

Wester Alligin with An Ruadh Mheallan behind: http://stevecarter.com/random/WAfeb20.jpg

Sgurr Dubh: http://stevecarter.com/random/sgurrdubhfeb20.jpg

Our dog is very odd. He sees us sit like this, so thinks he's supposed to do the same: http://stevecarter.com/random/dogsits.jpg

Russell Burn (photo taken on Friday). http://stevecarter.com/random/rbfeb20.jpg

Sheep getting as much shelter as they can from Storm Dennis: http://stevecarter.com/random/dennis.jpg

Coire nan Arr: http://stevecarter.com/random/CoireNanArrFeb20.jpg

A nice day at last: http://stevecarter.com/random/FebPan2020.jpg

The mobile library giving it large down Glen Torridon yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/large20.jpg

Our electric supply on its way to us today: http://stevecarter.com/random/elecsupply20.jpg

Sand Beach (photo taken on Friday) http://stevecarter.com/random/sandfeb20.jpg

Time for some music (for a change). This is part of something I called 'The Spy that came in with a cold' (sorry!) featuring Gorden Campbell on Trombone, Chris Laurence on Double Bass & Neal Wilkinson on Drums > http://stevecarter.com/random/SpyCold.mp3 Pic of Chris> http://stevecarter.com/random/rak5.jpg

Beinn Alligin yesterday afternoon: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/10-2-20.jpg

There are currently waterfalls in places where I didn't even know there were places: http://stevecarter.com/random/neverseen20.jpg

This miserable (through car windscreen 10:05): http://stevecarter.com/random/miserable.jpg

Loch Beag (foreground) Loch Torridon & Beinn Alligin (background). http://stevecarter.com/random/7-2-20.jpg

The calm before the storm: http://stevecarter.com/random/7-2-2020.jpg

Guess what we've been doing this morning... http://stevecarter.com/random/bertfrisbe1.jpg

This is the view of Shieldaig that everybody seems to photograph. If you can't beat 'em.... http://stevecarter.com/random/everybody.jpg

Looking over Upper Loch Torridon towards the Torridon Estate: http://stevecarter.com/random/TEfeb20.jpg

A light dusting on the tops: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/dusting20.jpg

Glasnock: http://stevecarter.com/random/GlasFeb20.jpg

The Applecross Inn has had a paint job over winter and is looking rather dapper: http://stevecarter.com/random/appInnfeb20.jpg

I drove the round trip to Applecross just now (42 miles) and saw a car! I stopped to take a photo of the Bealach na Ba. Everything is frozen up top: http://stevecarter.com/random/2-2-20.jpg

The Gorse is starting to bloom by Shieldaig village: http://stevecarter.com/random/1-2-20.jpg

Early morning light over Loch Carron: http://stevecarter.com/random/earlycarron.jpg

Shieldaig's Brexit day street party is in full swing: http://stevecarter.com/random/Brexitstreetparty.jpg

The River Balgy: http://stevecarter.com/random/Brexitday.jpg

Fly-tipping. Really? http://stevecarter.com/random/fly-tip.jpg

The house below the hill: http://stevecarter.com/random/hbelowh.jpg

Many who know the area will be familiar with the High Street, Shieldaig. But few will have seen the 'other side'... http://stevecarter.com/random/othersideS.jpg

Snowline currently +/- 1000 ft: http://stevecarter.com/random/27-1-20.jpg

I've never seen the freshwater lochs so full. They are all chucking huge amounts towards the sea. Excuse rubbish photo, I wasn't getting any closer! http://stevecarter.com/random/waterwater.jpg

Sunshine and showers yesterday afternoon. (Spot the heron about to land on the 'sgier': http://stevecarter.com/random/25-1-20.jpg

You might think lofty thoughts are going on here... actually, he's clocked someone is in the kitchen and he's awaiting the sound of unwrapping: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/sundog.jpg

We have enough motorhomes driving on the wrong side of the road here, without the Scottish Caravan & Motorhome Show encouraging it!

Low Tide: http://stevecarter.com/random/lotide.jpg

Probably not the best week to be hill walking: http://stevecarter.com/random/notbest.jpg

There's a 3234 foot munro directly behind these trees. Not that you'd know it. http://stevecarter.com/random/3234.jpg

The house at Port Laire (look closely): http://stevecarter.com/random/portlaire20.jpg (photo taken on Tuesday)

Haar rolling in from The Minch yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/LSjan20.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/THjan20.jpg (the closest thing to a roundabout for about 30 miles).

We went fully soft focus first thing this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/mistjan20.jpg

There was about 30 seconds of sunshine yesterday, Shieldaig Island being the sole recipient: http://stevecarter.com/random/spotlitisland2020.jpg

Beinn Eighe yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/BE19-1-20.jpg

Shieldaig's weekend has been very, very quiet: http://stevecarter.com/random/14-1-20.jpg


If you look at the bottom of this photo, you'll see the road to Diabaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/roadtodia20.jpg

...and still they come: http://stevecarter.com/random/galesagain20.jpg

The wind has been at it all week, interspersed with hail and thunder: http://stevecarter.com/random/windup20.jpg

Russell Burn: http://stevecarter.com/random/rb20.jpg


Dark Skies over the Hebrides: http://stevecarter.com/random/darksky20.jpg

The rainwater pouring down (mostly) from Beinn na h Eaglaise yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/offthehill20.jpg

Beinn Alligin: http://stevecarter.com/random/BA201.jpg

The calm after the storm(s). http://stevecarter.com/random/9-1-20.jpg

Very comfy thanks: http://stevecarter.com/random/verycomfythanks.jpg

Water trying its hardest to fall in yesterday's gales: http://stevecarter.com/random/waterup20.jpg

Fawlty Towers anyone? http://stevecarter.com/random/fawlty.jpg

If you were thinking of popping up to see the Highlands, you should reconsider: http://stevecarter.com/random/popup.jpg

In Inverness yesterday. The water from Loch Ness doing its thing: http://stevecarter.com/random/ness20.jpg - as werre the Chinese tourists: http://stevecarter.com/random/chinks.jpg

Shieldaig sheep for once standing by the road, rather than in it: http://stevecarter.com/random/shieldaigsheep.jpg

Before dawn: http://stevecarter.com/random/beforedawn20.jpg

Kit-Kat is taking a break: http://stevecarter.com/random/kitkatbreak2.jpg

Some neighbours out on a round trip: http://stevecarter.com/random/roundandround.jpg

2019 ended up very peacefully: http://stevecarter.com/random/NYE2019.jpg (Now entering year 10 of my photo a day for a decade).

Here are some of my faves from 2019 - Latest at the top.