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)

Some seriously spooky light yesterday morning making Torridon look a bit 'other worldly' : http://stevecarter.com/random/9-4-20.jpg

Shieldaig Village yesterday evening: http://stevecarter.com/random/8-4-20.jpg

The outflow of the River Balgy, Balgy Lodge, and Ben Shieldaig in the background: http://stevecarter.com/random/balgylodge20.jpg

Full moon = very low tide. We can therefore *almost* walk across the loch to the village shop. Wet socks not worth it though... it's closed. http://stevecarter.com/random/7-4-2020.jpg

Glen Shieldaig yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/AbhainnNanLub20.jpg

The snow has pretty much gone: http://stevecarter.com/random/snowgone20.jpg

A slightly different view of the Bealach na Ba and the cliff 'Meall Gorm': http://stevecarter.com/random/bnbroad20.jpg

We've put the Shieldaig mag out... but there's nobody here to read it: http://stevecarter.com/random/mag20.jpg

Very little need for passing places for the foreseeable: http://stevecarter.com/random/noneed4.jpg

Slideshow: https://youtu.be/PwJ8f7jt2xM

It's cold here today: http://stevecarter.com/random/3-4-20.jpg

Yesterday's late evening sunshine: http://stevecarter.com/random/2-4-20.jpg

This lad has a lot to say for himself: http://stevecarter.com/random/moo20.jpg

High tide, Upper Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/bitsnow20.jpg

In need of minor renovation: http://stevecarter.com/random/mightneed.jpg

One of over two hundred lochans on the Applecross Peninsula: http://stevecarter.com/random/applelochan.jpg

Apparently kayaking is considered 'essential'. http://stevecarter.com/random/ke20.jpg

Early morning light accentuating the 'Red' in Red Deer. (Nice bit of colour coordinated camouflage BTW). http://stevecarter.com/random/deerm20.jpg

Spring forward: http://stevecarter.com/random/alispring20.jpg

Looking down into Coire nan Arr: http://stevecarter.com/random/DownCoireNanArr.jpg

The loch was almost as still as I've ever seen it yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/almost20.jpg

I think Bertie might have punctured the football: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/puncture1.jpg

In higher res than normal... in case you need some open space. http://stevecarter.com/random/heaven2020.jpg

The EE Mast on top of Sgurr a Chaorachain earlier: http://stevecarter.com/random/topbnb26-3-20.jpg

The Cuillin Hills on Skye as seen from the top of the Bealach na Ba this morning - Harr rolling in from the Atlantic: http://stevecarter.com/random/26-3-20.jpg

It was very murky yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/25-3-20.jpg

Well I never thought I'd see a sign like this: http://stevecarter.com/random/cnever.jpg

It's blowing a hoolie out there today: http://stevecarter.com/random/bigblow20.jpg

I thought for a moment that this one was stuffed! http://stevecarter.com/random/stuffed20.jpg

As you turn a corner past Loch na Creige, you get one of my favourite views of the Torridon Hills: http://stevecarter.com/random/road21320.jpg

Don't you hate it when cars start nagging. http://stevecarter.com/random/nag20.jpg

Looking across the Inner Sound towards the Cuillins on Skye yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-3-2020.jpg

The road through the Coire na Ba: http://stevecarter.com/random/bnbm20.jpg

05:58 this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-3-20.jpg

Creag a Chumhaing: http://stevecarter.com/random/polesm20.jpg

High tide - Upper Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/hightidem20.jpg

FYI: http://stevecarter.com/random/stopadvice.jpg

Clyde has a new best friend: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/oibum.jpg

The Torridon Hotel this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/19-3-20.jpg

Sunshine and snow: http://stevecarter.com/random/sunsnow20.jpg

Also known as 'A River': http://stevecarter.com/random/akariver.jpg

One from the weekend: http://stevecarter.com/random/shv20.jpg

Inverbain Island - where many of the herons moved when the Sea Eagles arrived on Shieldaig Island: http://stevecarter.com/random/ib20.jpg

Considerate snow: http://stevecarter.com/random/shdotorg.jpg

In case you ever wanted to know what it was like being directly over the middle of Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/overthemiddle.jpg

The River Feith Ghlas that flows into Lochan an Lasgair: http://stevecarter.com/random/gtr20.jpg

The fishing hut in Glen Torridon yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/FH20.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/13-3-20.jpg

The village of Fasaig at the far end of Upper Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/annat20.jpg

The top of Ben Shieldaig just now: http://stevecarter.com/random.topbs20.jpg

My drone was suffering from a limp gimbal (ooh matron!)... so I treated myself to a Mavic 2 pro. First test pic (squashed to hell for the interweb). http://stevecarter.com/random/mavic1.jpg

Some of the locals (understandably) are wary of Bert the dog, though he just wants to make new friends: http://stevecarter.com/random/locals20.jpg

Sunshine and showers over the 'Bay of Deception'. (Low tide revealing why it is so named). http://stevecarter.com/random/sasmar20.jpg


Low tide at Loch Kishorn: http://stevecarter.com/random/LKlowtide.jpg

ome things just look wrong: http://stevecarter.com/random/updown.jpg

Glasnock: http://stevecarter.com/random/glasmar20.jpg

A 'pod' being placed on the Shieldaig campsite this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/pod1.jpg

Mist rising from (and obscuring) the River Bran: http://stevecarter.com/random/RiverBran.jpg

Looking across Loch Chroisg towards Meallan nan Uan: http://stevecarter.com/random/4-3-2020.jpg

Glen Docherty this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/GDmar20.jpg

Panoramic: http://stevecarter.com/random/shielpanmar20.jpg

Sandy's house on the far side of the loch, under Beinn Alligin: http://stevecarter.com/random/sandyshouse.jpg

Well it was almost black and white anyway: http://stevecarter.com/random/almostbw.jpg

1st March: http://stevecarter.com/random/1-3-20.jpg

It's nice to see some proper blue as we end February. About time! http://stevecarter.com/random/nicetoseeblue.jpg



AWD? You bet. http://stevecarter.com/random/awd20.jpg


The Bealach na Gaoithe is going to be a tricky drive this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/gaoithe20.jpg

A896: http://stevecarter.com/random/roadfeb20.jpg

Some welcome winter sun for those living outside: http://stevecarter.com/random/wintersun20.jpg

For the first time in ages, we had no gales yesterday! http://stevecarter.com/random/nogales.jpg

This morning's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/24-2-20.jpg

Gate and letterbox: http://stevecarter.com/random/gateforest.jpg

Whoever said labradoodles didn't shed was a big fibber. However, the daily fluff is put out and recycled by the local bird population for nests! http://stevecarter.com/random/fluff.jpg

We had gales, hailstorms and sunshine all at the same time yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/22-2-20.jpg

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.