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.

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2019 (latest at top)

White tail. http://stevecarter.com/random/whitetail.jpg

Some serious cloud action going on over the hills: http://stevecarter.com/random/cloudaction.jpg

Heather, forest, lochs, hills and rain.About as August as the Highlands get: http://stevecarter.com/random/typical19.jpg

More dark light: http://stevecarter.com/random/darklight2019.jpg

It's not very nice out there: http://stevecarter.com/random/16-8-19.jpg

Every time we pass this boat my wife informs me that it 'has her name on it': http://stevecarter.com/random/ionaboat.jpg

That's a big old lump a' rock behind the hotel: http://stevecarter.com/random/LTHaug19.jpg

Bertie's afternoon nap: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/29mAsleep.jpg

We're getting some very still mornings at the moment: http://stevecarter.com/random/SIaug2019.jpg

I really wish they wouldn't do this... https://youtu.be/Mpv2ecQajWQ

Shieldaig Summer: http://stevecarter.com/random/12-8-2019.jpg and I found this lurking on my hard disk. Shieldaig Winter: http://stevecarter.com/random/properwinter.jpg

It's very green here at the moment: http://stevecarter.com/random/GHaug19.jpg

The 2019 Fete / Regatta pics are up: http://stevecarter.com/fete19/fete19.htm

Today's Shieldaig Fete & Regatta well underway (round the Island skiff race). Apols: Poor visibility from the drone: http://stevecarter.com/random/fete191.jpg More pics tomorrow.

The well boat is in the loch this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/wellboat19.jpg

The heather's out: http://stevecarter.com/random/heatherout19.jpg

There's lots of very keen Belgian Suzuki drivers here today. I know... things you never thought you'd say: http://stevecarter.com/random/suzuki.jpg

Sadly, a tourist taken ill in Shieldaig just now. Seriously impressive air ambulance landing on the road between the parked cars: http://stevecarter.com/random/chopper19.jpg

(Addendum to above - a chap had a heart attack and was considered dead, but the local de-fib brought him back from the brink - good work Shieldaig for having one!).

A slightly different view of Liathach: http://stevecarter.com/random/orange19.jpg

There used to be 26 pairs of Herons on Shieldaig Island. Sea Eagles arrived > ethnic cleansing! They have all been displaced to the mainland. This pair nesting near us at Allt an Dubh.

Shieldaig evenings: http://stevecarter.com/random/augeve19.jpg

What is it with stickers? Do people carry loads around in their pocket just to let everyone know they've been here? Even the sheep are confused. http://stevecarter.com/random/pass19.jpg

Beinn Alligin from Beinn Damh: http://stevecarter.com/random/summer2019.jpg

Summertime: http://stevecarter.com/random/summer19.jpg

Shieldaig at (very) low tide: http://stevecarter.com/random/SHlowT19.jpg

Okay. Which one of you bastards nicked my coat? http://stevecarter.com/random/bastards19.jpg

Loch na Creige (right), which is seen by hundreds each day at this time of year. The other lochans going completely unseen: http://stevecarter.com/random/LNC19.jpg

Home to the Sea Eagles: http://stevecarter.com/random/SIAug19.jpg

We've been in the same weather pattern for days now. 100% cloud in the morning and sunny late afternoons: http://stevecarter.com/random/LT198.jpg

Just hangin': http://stevecarter.com/random/justhangin2.jpg

A silver hatchback starts its ascent of the Bealach na Ba: http://stevecarter.com/random/fiesta.jpg

10 p.m. yesterday evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/30-7-2019.jpg

Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/BSday19.jpg

Beinn Alligin giving birth to clouds (and looking somewhat like a volcano). http://stevecarter.com/random/volcano19.jpg

Keeping watch: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/28mm.jpg

The road from Shieldaig to Torridon crosses 'The Balgy Gap'. http://stevecarter.com/random/Bgap19.jpg

How still would you like? http://stevecarter.com/random/howstill19.jpg

People ask why I get up so early. Light and reflections is why(Plus, nobody about). 2 early hours into 22 seconds. Cheap camera, so forgive res. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvEcb6RxfpE

The land to the right is now owned by the Woodland Trust - so hopefully won't be so bare in the future! http://stevecarter.com/random/LDRB19.jpg

The hottest day of the year. Proximity to the sea helped keep Shieldaig temps to a reasonable 27C. http://stevecarter.com/random/hottestday19.jpg

The south end of Loch Shieldaig, with Loch Dughaill and Glen Shieldaig in the background: http://stevecarter.com/random/toploch19.jpg

Air from the south. Not keen. http://stevecarter.com/random/20Cat6am.jpg

The new Shieldaig campsite is now open: http://stevecarter.com/random/campfin.jpg You can see it clearly here: http://stevecarter.com/random/SHVill19.jpg

They're all at it today. The 'Lady of Avenel' has just arrived: http://stevecarter.com/random/LadyOfAvenel.jpg

The Bessie Ellen is in the loch today. 115 years old and going strong: http://stevecarter.com/random/bessieellen19.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/july19rain.jpg

There's a rock at the bottom of the garden that appears at low tide and looks like a cartoon dog's head (specifically Mutley) : http://stevecarter.com/random/dogrock.jpg

50 shades of green: http://stevecarter.com/random/50green.jpg

Bertie has had his best friend Ezra here for a sleep over. I'll spend today rebuilding the house. http://stevecarter.com/random/ezra191.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/ezra192.jpg

Applecross Bay: http://stevecarter.com/random/appletrees1.jpg

One of the resident Sea Eagles on final approach: http://stevecarter.com/random/SE191.jpg

Off topic - here are some veggie starter recipes from a book we made a few years back (Iona did the cooking!) : One - Two - Three

Another lovely road to wander down: http://stevecarter.com/random/sallachy19.jpg

Fluffy hat: http://stevecarter.com/random/fluffyhatmonth.jpg

Well that's a bit odd. There's a yacht in the loch flying the Swiss flag. That must have been some serious sailing through France: http://stevecarter.com/random/swiss.jpg

Ben Shieldaig with Beinn Damh behind: http://stevecarter.com/random/BSBDjuly19.jpg

A drop of WD40 should sort it out: http://stevecarter.com/random/mightneed.jpg

The road to Camas-Luinie: http://stevecarter.com/random/Camas-Luinie.jpg

Picnic breakfast in Glen Elchaig this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/GlenElchaig19.jpg

Sundaze: http://stevecarter.com/random/ViewJuly2019.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/14july.jpg

The view from Inverbain this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/14-7-19.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/14-7-2019.jpg

This morning's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/13-7-19.jpg

Shieldaig and the Torridon hills yesterday evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/11-7-2019.jpg

A big thanks to the tourists that dumped this lot at to top of our driveway. Don't worry, we'll take them to the bottle bank for you. http://stevecarter.com/random/thanksalot.jpg

The jetty at Fasaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/jetty19.jpg

Found this old photo of Charlie, who was in utter disbelief when a chicken (i.e. dinner) wandered up. http://stevecarter.com/random/dinner.jpg

Bertie looks pretty laid back here. He ain't! http://stevecarter.com/random/b28.jpg

New website for the new campsite: https://www.shieldaigcampingandcabins.co.uk

Another timelapse - 24 hours, midday to midday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f75Y9FIlkfU

Beinn and Loch Damh: http://stevecarter.com/random/BLD19.jpg

Lovely light out there this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/8-7-19.jpg

Beinn Alligin from the strath at Annat: http://stevecarter.com/random/BEStrath19.jpg

A typical July sky: http://stevecarter.com/random/julysky.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/5-7-2019.jpg

Whenever I see Highland Coos doing absolutely nothing (which they do a LOT), it reminds me of the joke that ends with "I keep think it's Thursday". http://stevecarter.com/random/ThinkingThursday.jpg

The bit where Loch Torridon (left) meets Upper Loch Torridon (right) : http://stevecarter.com/random/ULTLT19.jpg

http://stevecarter.com/random/Reds19.jpg

The rainy season has arrived, as it always does in July: http://stevecarter.com/random/HillsJuly19.jpg

Fields of foxgloves: http://stevecarter.com/random/fox19.jpg

Here's one I didn't take earlier. Infra-Red 'trail cam' captured this at 3 a.m. http://stevecarter.com/random/heron19.jpg

Yesterday in a minute: https://youtu.be/WGVIUKigsRM

Lochs Coultrie, Loin and Damh: http://stevecarter.com/random/CLD19.jpg

I'm not even going to try and guess how much this wee tub cost - just arrived, Loch Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/bigboats.jpg

Eilean Donan earlier this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/donan.jpg

Beinn Damph: http://stevecarter.com/random/BDendJune19.jpg

New album out with Warner Bros. (No I didn't think of the title.) Cover: http://stevecarter.com/random/shades1a.jpg - music clip: http://stevecarter.com/random/shades1.wav

Ben Shieldaig this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/BSendJune19.jpg

Early morning - Shieldaig Village: http://stevecarter.com/random/27-6-19.jpg

The top of Liathach this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/tol19.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/26-6-19.jpg

Alligin Shuas as seen from Balgy: http://stevecarter.com/random/as19.jpg

One of several burns making its way to the sea through the forest (this one named Allt Ceann-Locha) : http://stevecarter.com/random/burns19.jpg

The 'sea-pinks' are out: http://stevecarter.com/random/pinksea.jpg

The road to the sea: http://stevecarter.com/random/GlenS19.jpg

12 hours into 1 minute. Situated at the south end of Loch Shieldaig. Only 720p I'm afraid (cheap time-lapse camera). Forgive typo! https://youtu.be/qQrF13Bk87Y

Beinn Alligin. 06:30 this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/22-6-19.jpg

Am Ploc: http://stevecarter.com/random/amplocsolstice.jpg

Glen Shieldaig this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/GSjune19.jpg

Some of my aerial footage being used by the Woodland Trust in a new film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gQnqrjBVo&feature=youtu.be

You know summer has arrived when the wild orchids appear: http://stevecarter.com/random/orchid19.jpg

Late evening light on Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/evelight19.jpg

Sunshine and showers: http://stevecarter.com/random/theview619.jpg

The original 'road' between Annat and Shieldaig (which included stepping stones over the River Balgy). Now a fab dog walk: http://stevecarter.com/random/WL619.jpg

11.15 yesterday evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/16-6-19.jpg

I wouldn't be so rude as to be calling someone's car a 'shed'. There are however, exceptions: http://stevecarter.com/random/shed19.jpg

Nice bit of parking by 'Just go' (spot the irony): http://stevecarter.com/random/parking19.jpg

The Shieldaig campsite 'retrofit' is coming along: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/campsitejune19.jpg

4:45 this morning. The start of the Celtman Extreme Triathlon: http://stevecarter.com/random/celt19.jpg

Sand beach: http://stevecarter.com/random/sandjune19.jpg

Bertie is 27 months old today - being tortured by having to sit before the day's first frisbee: http://stevecarter.com/random/firstfrizbe.jpg

The wind making some interesting patterns on the loch: http://stevecarter.com/random/windloch.jpg

Beinn Damph: http://stevecarter.com/random/BDJune19.jpg

Caught on camera - the happiest dog in the world meets the happiest delivery driver in the world: http://stevecarter.com/random/rug.jpg

Low tide, Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/LTJune2019.jpg

The Bealach Na Ba this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/BnB19.jpg

Another yacht, another sunset: http://stevecarter.com/random/10-6-19.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/9-6-2019.jpg

Look what this morning's tide brought in - "Jade 959" To rent, only €235,000 per week. A snip! http://stevecarter.com/random/9-6-19.jpg

Upper Loch Torridon yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/7-6-19.jpg

Young Pine Marten looking at Bertie Dog through the window. Bertie not best pleased. http://stevecarter.com/random/PMJune19.jpg

10:15 yesterday evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/5-6-19.jpg

Loch Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/LSJune19.jpg

Cloudbase 2500 ft. (Hills now proper green): http://stevecarter.com/random/4-6-19.jpg

Sunshine and showers: http://stevecarter.com/random/dripdripdrip.jpg

Looking over Loch Shieldaig yesterday evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/2-6-19.jpg

Working its way to the sea: http://stevecarter.com/random/1-6-19.jpg

Clouds over the Hebrides: http://stevecarter.com/random/Hclouds.jpg

When I first saw these stones, I was sure I was looking at a sheep: http://stevecarter.com/random/stonesheep.jpg

The Torridon Hotel: http://stevecarter.com/random/THMay19.jpg

Shieldaig Village (all of it). http://stevecarter.com/random/summershieldaig.jpg

Snow yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/28519.jpg - No today: http://stevecarter.com/random/29519.jpg

Looking towards Am Ploc this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/amploc19.jpg

I've been trying for ages to get this photo (needed mirror reflection & low tide): http://stevecarter.com/random/27-5-2019.jpg ...from above: http://stevecarter.com/random/27-5-2019.jpg

Turned out nice (if somewhat midgy): http://stevecarter.com/random/27-May-2019.jpg

Bertie has just woken up... big yawn: http://stevecarter.com/random/yawn19.jpg

The Hebridean Princess is in: http://stevecarter.com/random/pin19.jpg

A wet Sunday in store: http://stevecarter.com/random/26-5-19.jpg

Bank Holiday weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/BHW.jpg

You don't 'arf get some rum types up here: http://stevecarter.com/random/rumtypes.jpg (Ok, it was a photoshoot - not mine - spot the spray tan) Inc. car: http://stevecarter.com/random/rumtypes1.jpg

Shieldaig sleepover: http://stevecarter.com/random/ymay19.jpg

Inverness market yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/market.jpg

The herding instinct among motor caravans is strong: http://stevecarter.com/random/mcs.jpg

Clouds on Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/misttree19.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/misttree2019.jpg

This morning's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/20-5-2019.jpg

It's tough being a Bertie: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/sofas.jpg

It's a misty, murky, muggy, midgy morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/19-5-19.jpg

Part of the west bank of Loch Torridon at low tide, from above: http://stevecarter.com/random/LOWTIDEBOD.jpg

Loch Cill Chriosd: http://stevecarter.com/random/CillChriosd19.jpg

Early morning light on Beinn Damph: http://stevecarter.com/random/earlyBD.jpg

The east face of Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/bsmay19.jpg

Above Loch an Loin, looking towards Loch Coultrie, Loch Damh and Beinn Damph yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/towardsbd.jpg

Sunrise is directly behind Liathach at this time of year, so it's a good hour before we actually see the sun: http://stevecarter.com/random/14-5-19.jpg

Idyll: http://stevecarter.com/random/peaceful19.jpg

Looking across Loch Slapin on the Isle of Skye earlier this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/slapinmay19.jpg

http://stevecarter.com/random/mayclouds.jpg

Perfect weather this morning, so a dog walk to one of my favourite views: http://stevecarter.com/random/11-5-19.jpg

Beinn Alligin: http://stevecarter.com/random/BAMay2019.jpg

05:45: http://stevecarter.com/random/10-5-2019.jpg

Sunset last night: http://stevecarter.com/random/10-5-19.jpg

The River Balgy flowing from Loch Damh to Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/balgymay19.jpg

My mate Peter has a new hedge trimmer: http://stevecarter.com/random/hedgetrimmer.jpg

Early morning light on the Island: http://stevecarter.com/random/SImay19.jpg

That lamb has gotta' be a Shieldaig Village Association plant: http://stevecarter.com/random/planthire.jpg

http://stevecarter.com/random/6-5-19pan.jpg

This morning's sunrise: http://stevecarter.com/random/6-5-19.jpg

04:35: http://stevecarter.com/random/0435.jpg

Snow on the tops again: http://stevecarter.com/random/3-5-19.jpg

Wind speed: Zero. http://stevecarter.com/random/millpond.jpg

May Day turned out nice in the end: http://stevecarter.com/random/May19.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/1-5-19.jpg

The Torridon skyline: http://stevecarter.com/random/hill-sides.jpg

It's turning green here... another few weeks and the hills will follow: http://stevecarter.com/random/turninggreen.jpg

Another lovely sunrise. (That's an otter swimming in the foreground): http://stevecarter.com/random/29-4-19.jpg

Slightly scary cloud: http://stevecarter.com/random/scarycloud.jpg

One side of Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/benforest19.jpg - the other side: http://stevecarter.com/random/otherside191.jpg

Sometimes looking down is as good as looking up: http://stevecarter.com/random/lookdown19.jpg

'Nanny's' coffee shop on the seafront, Shieldaig yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/nannys19.jpg

'Skipper' magazine wanted some shots of the new trawler in town (owned by local Michael): http://stevecarter.com/random/skipper1.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/skipper2.jpg

Talking of boats... here's John's entering the water for the first time: http://stevecarter.com/random/UL620.jpg

The resurfaced (thank goodness) road into Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/shroad19.jpg

Torridon sunrise: http://stevecarter.com/random/saahara19.jpg

The gorse is working overtime this year: http://stevecarter.com/random/gorseriver.jpg

Easter Monday - Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/easter19.jpg

Loch Shieldaig. 05:00 : http://stevecarter.com/random/22-4-19.jpg

This morning's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-4-19.jpg

Incoming tide: http://stevecarter.com/random/incomingtide.jpg

Shieldaig Island: http://stevecarter.com/random/SI419.jpg

A section of the branch line to Kyle of Lochalsh: http://stevecarter.com/random/kyleline19.jpg

Turbo Dog: http://stevecarter.com/random/turbo.jpg

Shieldaig's April: http://stevecarter.com/random/17-4-19.jpg

There's one particular seal that keeps coming back when our dog is out and looking over the loch. They stare at each other. I think it might be love: http://stevecarter.com/random/oneseal.jpg

http://stevecarter.com/random/gorsealley.jpg

From the top of Skye bridge, looking towards the Applecross hills (left) and the Torridon hills (distant centre): http://stevecarter.com/random/onthebridge.jpg

25 months old: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/25m.jpg

Telegraph pole: http://stevecarter.com/random/gorsepole.jpg

Loch Lundie in Strathhellen Wood: http://stevecarter.com/random/plockton191.jpg

Plockton earlier this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/plockton19.jpg

Here's what's left of Strome Castle, having been blown up by some seriously pissed off Clan Chiefs, 417 years ago: http://stevecarter.com/random/strome19.jpg

The Torridon Hotel this morning. The previous owner tried to sell it to me. Unfortunately I couldn't find two million quid down the back of the sofa. http://stevecarter.com/random/hotel19.jpg

Shieldaig school, playing fields and sheep: http://stevecarter.com/random/schoolandsheep.jpg

Work continues on the Shieldaig campsite: http://stevecarter.com/random/campsite191.jpg

Wind from the east is always hazy. Still, it does make photos look a bit like paintings. The Torridon Hills, April 11th 2019: http://stevecarter.com/random/TorridonHills19.jpg

One of the many Scottish lochs that is almost never, ever seen. You'd have to go right out of your way to get anywhere near it. Drones help. Loch Bad an Fheidh

We're used to seeing the creel fishing trawlers here, but you might be surprised what they look like from above: http://stevecarter.com/random/incaseyou.jpg

Shieldaig Village today: http://stevecarter.com/random/9-4-19.jpg

Here are some of the photos I donated to The Woodland Trust to help them acquire Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/BSpics/bs.htm

Caledonian Pines by the loch: http://stevecarter.com/random/matreetrees.jpg

Lochinver sunset - outside: http://stevecarter.com/random/lisun19.jpg and in: http://stevecarter.com/random/Lochinversunset.jpg

Lochinver (panoramic)... minus the harbour: http://stevecarter.com/random/LIPan.jpg

Sail Gharbh and Sail Ghorm, Sutherland: http://stevecarter.com/random/sailandsail.jpg

Sunrise over Cnoc Glas: http://stevecarter.com/random/CnocGlas.jpg

We often get 'pink' in the mornings... rare to see it yesterday evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/pinkeve.jpg

Today's Shieldaig weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/4-4-19.jpg

Looking up to the top of Tom na Gruagich (3024 ft) http://stevecarter.com/random/BAascent-1.jpg

Keeping an eye out for dangerous wildlife: http://stevecarter.com/bertie/April19Bert.jpg

Torridon @ 09:15 http://stevecarter.com/random/2-4-2019.jpg

Sunrise over Balgy this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/2-4-19.jpg

Loch Diabaigas Airde: http://stevecarter.com/random/LochDiabaigasAirde.jpg

Looking towards Upper Loch Torridon from the Bealach na Gaoithe yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/diaroad2019.jpg

Sunday morning light: http://stevecarter.com/random/sundaymorninglight.jpg

My favourite spot on Loch Maree, which always seems to be deserted: http://stevecarter.com/random/Maree19.jpg

I maybe the only person in Britain that doesn't mind the Brexit debacle, as Brexitcast (BBC TV and Radio 5) are still use my music as their theme tune: http://stevecarter.com/random/RealityBites.mp3

The top of Liathach this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/30-3-19.jpg

As we enter BST, we still have winter colours here: http://stevecarter.com/random/wintercolourss.jpg

90 seconds of stress busting (hopefully) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghcdqC_AlPg&feature=youtu.be

The strath at the head of Upper Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/cloudsbeach19.jpg

Clyde was in chatty mode yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/clyde19.jpg

http://stevecarter.com/random/hillsandloch.jpg

This morning's weather (far end of Glen Shieldaig): http://stevecarter.com/random/26-3-19.jpg

Strange goings on on the jetty yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/xocean.jpg , so I asked Google. Well there's a thing... http://xocean.com/technology/#how-it-works

Dark light: http://stevecarter.com/random/DarkLight19.jpg

Low spring tides reveal a large beach at the bottom of our garden. Dog heaven: http://stevecarter.com/random/lowtidebeach19.jpg

Low tide, Loch Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/lowtidemarch19.jpg

I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure sails aren't supposed to look like this: http://stevecarter.com/random/sails.jpg

A 'bob' of seals on the rock known as Sgeir Dhubh (Loch Shieldaig) http://stevecarter.com/random/sealcollective.jpg

Good news: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-47652813

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-3-19.jpg

Kinloch B&B yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/kinlochmarch19.jpg

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

http://stevecarter.com/random/tinytrees.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

http://stevecarter.com/random/easydoesit.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

http://stevecarter.com/random/10-2-2019.jpg

http://stevecarter.com/random/Feb19lia.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

http://stevecarter.com/random/ptreesnow.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

http://stevecarter.com/random/28-1-2019.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

http://www.stevecarter.com/latest/19-1-19.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