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).

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2015 (Latest at top)

Re my post of yesterday, I'm happy to report that a chap was winched off the hill with just a broken ankle.

2015 is at an end. I'm amazed once again that I managed to get the best classical musicians in the UK to cock about: http://stevecarter.com/random/InPlainSight.mp3

We've already had two fatalities on the hills here this year... hopefully this rescue will turn out better: http://stevecarter.com/random/trouble15.jpg

At the very end of Glen Shieldaig, the place where the river and the land meet the sea: http://stevecarter.com/random/ends15.jpg

Ben Shieldaig silhouetted against December sunrise: http://stevecarter.com/random/DarkBen15.jpg (Check out the cloud inversions)

Ben Damph and the River Balgy: http://stevecarter.com/random/BDXmas15.jpg

Nice to see some colour again! http://stevecarter.com/random/27-12-15.jpg

I thought I'd take the same view of Shieldaig every Christmas day morning. So, here goes: 2014 : Yesterday

http://stevecarter.com/random/xmas15card.jpg

One of several monster hailstorms to pass through yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/hail23.jpg

Oh crap. The Daily Mail found me. They managed to get almost everything wrong: Except my age! Bless 'em.

Messrs Simon Pegg & Nick Frost might consider filming their next movie here. http://stevecarter.com/random/ZombieSheep.jpg

The sea really needs to have a word with itself regarding colour: http://stevecarter.com/random/WrongColour.jpg

Shortest day, dark, windy, raining. So I'm posting this: http://www.stevecarter.com/beaches/hols.jpg (Isle of Harris)

Above Loch Torridon (on a dog walk earlier this week) : http://stevecarter.com/random/AboveTheLoch15.jpg

Another of the Cuillin Hills on Skye. This time from the Bealach na Ba: http://stevecarter.com/random/cloudCuillins.jpg

If woodcocks are not extinct soon, I'll be surprised. This one walked in front of my car for over 50 yards. Excuse crap photo, I was driving! http://stevecarter.com/random/stupidbird.jpg

The radio mast on the top of Sgurr a Chaorachain seems to be popular: http://stevecarter.com/random/radiomast15.jpg

The Cuillins on Skye as seen from Milltown yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/SkyeDec15.jpg

Above the snow line: http://stevecarter.com/random/rightuptop.jpg

The Bank driving over the hill this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/bank151.jpg

Filming for Julian Clary's adaptation of 'The Prisoner' due to start in Kishorn shortly: http://stevecarter.com/random/prisoner.jpg

Shed: http://stevecarter.com/random/kinlichshed.jpg

We're at last having some proper winter weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/dec15coultrie.jpg

Lovely sky over the loch earlier: http://stevecarter.com/random/12-12-15.jpg

Liathach looking rather daunting yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/lookups15.jpg

Not such a good place to break an axle: http://stevecarter.com/random/axle.jpg

The hills are looking rather dramatic at the moment: http://stevecarter.com/random/drama15.jpg

We were concerned that our water supply (a 'wee burn') was going to dry up in September. No longer a problem: http://stevecarter.com/random/watermoment.jpg

Shieldaig's welcoming committee: http://stevecarter.com/random/teamshieldaig.jpg

It can only be winter: http://stevecarter.com/random/wintermorninglight.jpg

I've added to, and rebuilt the Pine Marten page: http://stevecarter.com/ansh/marten.htm

December rainbows: http://stevecarter.com/random/BoDec.jpg

This week has been mostly grey with the occasional splash of bright blue: http://stevecarter.com/random/ltdec15.jpg

When it rains heavily here (as it does from time to time), the water doesn't hang about. The benefits of bumpy: http://stevecarter.com/random/ItRains.jpg

The sky obviously isn't the limit: http://stevecarter.com/random/cloudsandsky.jpg

November's aerial video is now available (in HD) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoIFxM7cI3Q&feature=youtu.be

Kinloch, Loch Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/KinlochWinter.jpg

I'm writing for Warner Bros. again - to record with Alex Balenescu - Steve Price and the fab Gordon Campbell (vid from Feb 2015)

This is our view of Beinn Alligin from Allt an Dubh: http://stevecarter.com/random/BAandBS.jpg (photo taken last week)

Jackson has absolutely no understanding as to why Charlie does this. Bemused Lab looks: http://stevecarter.com/random/NoUnderstanding.jpg

The gulls know exactly when the fish scraps from the smokehouse are chucked. I think the collective term should be a 'Mandy' of gulls: http://stevecarter.com/random/amandy.jpg

Inquisitive: http://stevecarter.com/random/PineStare.jpg

A decent attempt by Charlie to hide, rather than get back into the car: http://stevecarter.com/random/hide15.jpg

The village of Fasaig, first light on Saturday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/liathachendnov15.jpg

The start of a new week and the daily commute: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/commute.jpg

It's very peaceful here today: http://stevecarter.com/random/peaceful15.jpg

Some of yesterday's magic. Early (from the ground) http://stevecarter.com/random/EndNov15.jpg Later (from the air) http://stevecarter.com/random/droneendnov15.jpg

Winter arrived here this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-11-15.jpg

Long shadows and low cloud: http://stevecarter.com/random/longshadows15.jpg (also... is that a giant crawling out of the peat bog?)

When November goes pink, you know you're going to get cold: http://stevecarter.com/random/pink15.jpg

I love the NW Highlands in winter as it's almost deserted - even when it's bleak it has a real charm: http://stevecarter.com/random/bleak15.jpg (Could do with longer days mind).

Despite the storms, when the sun comes out, it's still very colourful here - especially from above: http://stevecarter.com/random/treesdown15.jpg

Rooms with a view for sale: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/JohnHouse.html

I never quite managed to get under this bridge: http://stevecarter.com/random/bowroad.jpg

Many of the banks of Loch Shieldaig are too steep for humans to have messed up, so remain the same for generations: http://stevecarter.com/random/ShieldaigBank.jpg

3,600 acres have been fenced off here to prevent deer from eating Caledonian Pine saplings. It's working: http://stevecarter.com/random/3600.jpg

Where's everybody gone? http://stevecarter.com/random/gone15-2.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/theyhaveallgone.jpg

First snow on the tops today: http://stevecarter.com/random/FirstSnow2015.jpg

It's dark, wet and windy here. Abi's Gale has just passed. 12 years ago today I was here. Not bad as pubs go: http://SteveCarter.com/random/12yearsago.jpg (We holiday between dogs!).

The reason why the hills are now brown: http://stevecarter.com/random/goldenbrown15.jpg

Things you don't want to meet on a 26 mile stretch of single track road, number 5: http://stevecarter.com/random/dontmeet5.jpg

You should never believe them when they say it won't be sunny here. I mean, look: http://stevecarter.com/random/TheyLie.jpg

One I took earlier (Loch Clair): http://stevecarter.com/random/autumnclair.jpg

Two from above yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/7-11-15.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/7-11-2015.jpg

...Gone. http://stevecarter.com/random/LeavesGone.jpg (my driveway)

Going... going... http://stevecarter.com/random/allweneed.jpg

Some sheep ignoring the sky: http://stevecarter.com/random/ignoresky.jpg

Red boat: http://stevecarter.com/random/AboveRedBoat.jpg

It's very colourful here at the moment: http://stevecarter.com/random/AutumnColoursNov15.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/kinloch3-11-15.jpg

Jackson is convinced that if he doesn't look at you, you won't see him (tiptoeing away with a mouth full of treats) http://stevecarter.com/random/sneakaway.jpg

I think Joe Turner had a hand in this sky: http://stevecarter.com/random/BitTurner.jpg

Another spotlight moment: http://stevecarter.com/random/SISpot15.jpg

For anyone interested, here's a report into the 1887 'time capsule' found in the wall of the Corrie Church: http://stevecarter.com/random/CorrieReport.pdf

Autumn colours in Glen Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/EndOct1.jpg

Beinn Alligin, late yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/29-10-15.jpg

Now I know what the buzzards see: http://stevecarter.com/random/upoverben.jpg

Keeping Britain's biscuit manufacturers afloat: http://stevecarter.com/random/biscuitface2015.jpg

One of those moments when, in a rush to the railway station you think... sod the train, I'll stop and look for a while. http://stevecarter.com/random/ToStation.jpg

We get lots of this in October: http://stevecarter.com/random/lotsinoct.jpg

Let's sleep next to a LOUD cattle grid shall we? http://SteveCarter.com/random/DontSleepHere.jpg Sign reads '24 access required' http://SteveCarter.com/random/DontparkHere.jpg

Not Sevenoaks: http://stevecarter.com/random/OctTreeSky.jpg

October's aerial video is now 'up'. https://youtu.be/6OGLThTL1sg (I've put it onto YouTube as their servers are faster than mine and less likely to go into meltdown!)

This is crash corner where locals all seem to have the same 'sideways moment'. Four write-offs but thankfully no injuries... yet. http://stevecarter.com/random/crashcorner.jpg

One of the downsides of living in a Pine Forest in a gale: http://stevecarter.com/random/pineneedlemadness.jpg

See you next year: http://stevecarter.com/random/ByeByeBirdie.jpg

The deer round here have more than a little of the kamikaze about them. You can guess which way this one decided to run. http://stevecarter.com/random/readytojump.jpg

The Balgy River just after it leaves Loch Damph: http://stevecarter.com/random/AboveBalgyFalls.jpg

Ten to Eight: http://stevecarter.com/random/skycolour15.jpg

They didn't think this through, did they. http://stevecarter.com/random/HairDotCom.jpg

Ug. http://stevecarter.com/random/Oct15BigSky.jpg

A panoramic view of Loch Maree taken yesterday late afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/LMpanOct15.jpg

Slioch never fails to impress: http://stevecarter.com/random/SliochOct15.jpg

If June is the month for sunsets in Torridon, October is the month for sunrises. Some of them are plain daft: http://stevecarter.com/random/hugeskys15.jpg

Charlie is 12 today: http://www.stevecarter.com/charliethedog/index.htm

Nice day for a boat trip. Photo: http://stevecarter.com/random/seafloweraboveoct13.jpg Short video: http://stevecarter.com/random/AboveTheBoat.mov

Happy birthday Shieldaig.org - 15 years old today : http://www.shieldaig.org

The quiet life: http://stevecarter.com/random/BlueSounds.jpg

I was genuinely surprised looking out of my window first thing yesterday to see this at the bottom of the garden. http://stevecarter.com/random/surprised15.jpg

Fasaig & Liathach: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Fasaigoct.mov

Sometimes photos look like they should be paintings. If I could paint, I'd paint this: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/TETrees.jpg

A couple from Upper Diabaig yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/Dia1above.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/Dia2above.jpg

Our new neighbour wants to retire here in two years. He'll fit right in: http://stevecarter.com/random/GuessWho.jpg

This is the point in Glen Shieldaig where the river that nobody can pronounce meets the loch that most mispronounce: http://stevecarter.com/random/AboveDougie.jpg

Loch a' Muhilinn: http://stevecarter.com/random/AboveMilltown.jpg

Probably the most photographed house in Wester Ross - but not from this angle: http://stevecarter.com/random/Oct15RedRoof.jpg

Looking down onto part of the Bealach na Ba this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/AboveBealach15.jpg

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

Inverbain Island in Loch Torridon this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/OverInverbain.jpg

One for the Cloud Appreciation Scociety: http://stevecarter.com/random/CAS15.jpg

A 6:45 video in three parts. Taken from the air throught September: http://stevecarter.com/random/sept2015.mov (It's a big file so slow internet speed will make it 'buffer')

It's rare to see the North Atlantic so utterly calm: http://stevecarter.com/random/OctHP.jpg

Glen Torridon this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/1-10-2015.jpg

http://stevecarter.com/random/Onepp.jpg - One passing place. Use it.

Loch Coultrie with the unnamed island (which we call Broccoli Island - you'll see why) http://stevecarter.com/random/28-9-2015.jpg

Really low tide today (supermoon etc). You can clearly see the remains of the old fish trap on the left: http://stevecarter.com/random/29thSept15.jpg

This morning's sunrise over Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/29-9-15.jpg

Last time there was a lunar eclipse I got this: http://SteveCarter.com/random/LunacyOld.jpg - At 03:47 this morning I went out and got this: http://SteveCarter.com/random/LunacyNew.jpg

So this is what I'm up to (in 4k video). If I don't crash and burn (quite possible), I'll let you know when it's finished. 1 minute teaser: http://stevecarter.com/random/tease.mov (14mb - it might buffer)

You only really see how Ben Shieldaig dominates the village from this angle: http://stevecarter.com/random/VillageBen.jpg

Summer turns to Autumn: http://stevecarter.com/random/stta.jpg

I like it when the sea does this: http://stevecarter.com/random/NiceSeas.jpg

September Skye: http://stevecarter.com/random/SeptSkye15.jpg

Today's colours in the Highlands: http://stevecarter.com/random/SeptColours.jpg

Am I being dumb not knowing what this is? http://stevecarter.com/random/yellowstuff.jpg (whatever it is there's a shed load of it about at the moment). ETA - It's Ragwort.

Ten years ago today, the Finns started building my house. If only I'd known then… : http://www.stevecarter.com/build/build1.htm

Cloud shadows yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/cloudshadows15.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/18-9-2015.jpg

Posers: http://stevecarter.com/random/justchilling.jpg

Shieldaig Island having one of its astonishing spotlight moments this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/17-9-15.jpg

Driving into the clouds: http://SteveCarter.com/random/road2clouds.jpg

I've just rebuilt the local 'random/strange' page: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/random.htm

A convoy of sheep approaching Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/sheepconvoy.jpg

Loch Damph feeding the Balgy River: http://stevecarter.com/random/damphbalgy.jpg

I just heard on the radio that it's wet and windy today, so I went out to check: http://stevecarter.com/random/wetwindy.jpg

The Abbey just down the road from Downton (music file): http://stevecarter.com/NotAbbey.mp3

They call this a bike trial. I call it bloody dangerous: http://stevecarter.com/trail/trail.html

New yacht charter just starting here. The boat just arrived: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/TYC.jpg FYI : http://www.torridonyachtcharter.com

Why I don't like fuggy warm air from the south: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/letters2.jpg Whereas back in April - clear air from the north: http://www.stevecarter.com/latest/LETTERS.jpg

Lochinver. The 2nd biggest fishing port in Scotland: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/9-09-15.jpg (The sea wall is a great sunset viewing spot) http://www.stevecarter.com/picaday/ss16.jpg

I didn't know pigeons sunbathed. Or maybe they think the stones are somehow related. http://stevecarter.com/random/sunbathingbirds.jpg

The crofters cottage at Achmelvich yesterday: http://SteveCarter.com/random/AchHouse.jpg

Last night's sunset over Lochinver: http://stevecarter.com/random/9-9-15.jpg

Two from above Shieldaig yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/8-09-15.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/seaflowerabove.jpg

Loch Torridon and the hills this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/LTabove.jpg

Deep Purple: http://stevecarter.com/random/HeatherSept2015.jpg

As usual, September is better weather than August in north west Scotland: http://stevecarter.com/random/gardenviews.jpg

This morning's sunrise over Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/7-9-15.jpg

The Highlands are slowly turning purple: http://stevecarter.com/random/HeatherSept15.jpg

Jackson & Charlie outside the pub. A fine place to watch the world go by: http://stevecarter.com/random/theboyspub.jpg

The Seaflower approching Shieldaig pontoon this very misty morning; http://stevecarter.com/random/4-9-15.jpg

Off Topic. My favourite soup (from my other half's cook book) http://stevecarter.com/random/favesoup.jpg - recipe: http://stevecarter.com/random/favesoup2.jpg

This won't last long: http://stevecarter.com/random/nolast.jpg

The Hebrides from Sand beach: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/beachempty.jpg

The river Balgy on what was, we are told, the last day of summer: http://stevecarter.com/random/balgyldos.jpg

Dexter standing guard at the entrance to the village. Enter at your own risk! http://stevecarter.com/random/dexterstare.jpg (excuse rubbish photo)

Is it me or has the loch suddenly got a bit Japanese? http://stevecarter.com/random/japan15.jpg

Loch Shieldaig and Shieldaig Village from above, yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/29-08-15.jpg

Visibility at sea level 100 yards. Visibility at an altitude of 100 yards, miles: http://stevecarter.com/random/mistaug15.jpg

It's typical August weather over Shieldaig. Very typical for this August! http://stevecarter.com/random/VillageAug15.jpg

I'll let you add your own caption: http://stevecarter.com/random/bums.jpg

Check out the new holiday let I've just listed: http://www.stevecarter.com/ansh/ansh7.htm (The Net Store)

The last rays of the sun on the top of Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/LastRays.jpg

Russell Burn this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/russellaug15.jpg

I've recently added a few more 'Ted' travel pics: http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/ted8.htm

Looking west, approaching Shieldaig village this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/BaileShuas15.jpg

Far too hot for Charlie yesterday - on a walk he moved from shade to shade - trying to avoid the cracks in the trees: http://stevecarter.com/random/23-8-15.jpg

Aerial photo of the southern end of Loch Shieldaig with the forest of Allt an Dubh on the left: http://stevecarter.com/random/gm153.jpg

Very low tide reveals why the 'Bay of Deception' gets its name: http://stevecarter.com/random/BoD815.jpg

Ben Damph isn't the highest hill here, but put a 4 storey building in front of it and you can see it's a big lump of rock! http://stevecarter.com/random/BigRock15.jpg

It's only on dewy mornings one sees that every tree in the forest is full of spiders: http://stevecarter.com/random/spiders15.jpg

Haar drifting in from the Atlantic this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/19-8-15.jpg

Torridon Sea tours passing by our house yesterday (Charlie was barking of course) : http://stevecarter.com/random/SeaflowerHD1s.jpg

August is my least favourite month of the year (photographically speaking), but it has its moments: http://stevecarter.com/random/augBA15.jpg

The forest on the western slopes of Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/treetops15.jpg X marks the spot: http://stevecarter.com/random/tt15.jpg

If you are by ITV tonight (Sunday) at 7pm. 'Nature Nuts' features Pine Marten footage taken from my house. Press clip: http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep3week34/nature-nuts-julian-clary

It's all green and blue here at the moment: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/StrathT15.jpg

Standing on the south shore of Upper Loch Torridon yesterday: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/13-08-15.jpg

This will only be of interest to those that know him. Keith wanted a business card: http://SteveCarter.com/random/KeithC1.jpg

The end of a front moving north east over Loch Shieldaig - 7 a.m. this morning; http://SteveCarter.com/random/13-8-15.jpg

Last night's hen party in Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/15HenParty.jpg

This morning's low tide on Loch Torridon showing Beinn Alligin and Liathach (panoramic): http://stevecarter.com/random/11-8-15-1.jpg

Charlie's tail returning from one of its fave walks http://www.stevecarter.com/random/DogReturn.jpg

Some nice folk from Belgium wanted a bit of Scotland to take home, so from here http://www.stevecarter.com/picaday/sunsets.htm they did this: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Belgium.jpg

Very Scottish: http://SteveCarter.com/random/scottish15.jpg

Applecross Bay yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/applex15sand.jpg

There wasn't any cattle on the pass yesterday morning. Or any cars. Just the bin lorry - oh and plenty of clouds up top: http://stevecarter.com/random/Bealach715.jpg

Friday is bin lorry day: http://stevecarter.com/random/BinLorry.jpg

You don't half see some strange things washed up on the shore here: http://stevecarter.com/random/Strange151.jpg

I put a short aerial vid of Kinloch B&B on their site: http://stevecarter.com/kinloch.mov (B&Bs were never like this when I were a lad).

There is a rock in the middle of the loch where gulls hold conventions: http://stevecarter.com/random/GullConvention.jpg

Special Delivery: http://stevecarter.com/random/JacksonPost.jpg

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

Photos from the Shieldaig Fete & Regatta: http://stevecarter.com/15fete/2015fete.htm

Some market research please. The Bealach Cafe want 4 postcards to sell. Which of these 8 should they stock? http://www.stevecarter.com/random/postcards.htm Answers NOT on a postcard. Ta.

Photos from the 2015 Shieldaig Raft Race: http://stevecarter.com/15raft/raft.htm (Yesterday evening)

If you haven't seen the 2015 Celtman film... it's well worth a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ3OgdP4naI&feature=youtu.be

It's very colourful in Torridon at the moment - well it was yesterday at low tide when I took this, it's grey and raining this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/30-7-15.jpg

I was late for a meeting with my accountant this morning. But I had an excuse... the traffic was nose to tail. http://SteveCarter.com/random/late15.jpg

It's one thing plumbers wanting us to see them thus: http://stevecarter.com/random/Plumbers15.jpg - but carpet layers really need to look in a mirror: http://stevecarter.com/random/carpets15.jpg

The *Other* (less photographed) view of Eilean Donan Castle: http://stevecarter.com/random/Castle-July15-2.jpg

Shieldaig Island: http://stevecarter.com/random/ShieldaigIslandJuly2015.jpg

If you happen to be in Shieldaig this afternoon. Go buy some of this chaps home made bread from the market. That's an order. http://stevecarter.com/random/WellBread.jpg

The bridge over the 'Balgy Gap' which is therefore no longer a gap, and saves a 100+ mile traffic diversion: http://stevecarter.com/random/balgygap2015.jpg

Looking across Loch Torridon yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/LTjuly15.jpg

The house that Dan built: http://stevecarter.com/random/25-7-2015.jpg

Very 'Early Morning, Mid Summer, Loch Torridon Light' here today. It was actually raining where I was standing: http://SteveCarter.com/random/25-7-15.jpg

'Bessie -Ellen' looking rather etherial on the Loch on Thursday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/BessieEllen.jpg

Dooley Dog: 49% bemused, 51% Furious: http://stevecarter.com/random/FuriousDooley.jpg

A trip to the Bealach Cafe. You'll get why it's called 'Top to Tails' at the very end: http://stevecarter.com/random/TopToTails.mov (40mb file so fast connection or patience needed - sorry).

Charlie having a conversation with his echo. http://stevecarter.com/random/echos.mov

Question: Surely this isn't just methane from rotting vegetation? http://stevecarter.com/random/strangebubbles.mov … (Freshwater Loch Long) If not, any idea what causes it?

Early morning sunlight reaches the forest on Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/GreenTreesJuly15.jpg

My second favourite lochan with no name - yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/19-7-15.jpg

I'm not sure what is more impressive, the grip on the egg or the grip on the tree: http://stevecarter.com/random/PMegg15.jpg

In case you ever wondered what Loch Shieldaig looked like in the middle of the night: http://stevecarter.com/random/MiddleNight2015.jpg

http://stevecarter.com/random/NWFsample.jpg A sample from the latest version of 'North West Frontiers' Expensive to buy, so here's a pdf (185mb !!) http://stevecarter.com/random/NorthWest.pdf

(By the way - regarding the above pdf - change to 2 page view to see the book correctly)

My latest Warner Bros. album out today: http://www.wcpmuk.com/cpm/car471/

A footpath crosses the Kyle of Lochalsh line at Ardnarff: http://stevecarter.com/random/kyleline15.jpg

Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich looking rather splendid yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/15-7-15castle.jpg

Glen Elchaig at about 06:30 this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/GlenElchaig.jpg

A short movie of Mrs.Marten (Snr.) getting her teeth into supper. Watch out for cheese takeaway! : http://stevecarter.com/random/pmjuly15.mov

Even the sheep know we drive on the left here. I wish someone would tell the French. http://SteveCarter.com/random/OnTheLeft.jpg

I think the Foxgloves have been breeding with Triffids this year. Never seen so many. http://stevecarter.com/random/foxgloves15.jpg

10 years ago today was the start of my house demolition/rebuild: http://www.stevecarter.com/build/build.htm

In a rush to get to the sea: http://stevecarter.com/random/swirl15.jpg

A rather nice place to site a hotel: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Hotel-July15.jpg

I can't decide, so: http://stevecarter.com/random/sport15.jpg

'From Scotland's natural pastures' : http://stevecarter.com/random/pastures.jpg Yea, right.

Even lorries can look pretty given the right light: http://stevecarter.com/random/prettylorry.jpg

We are being filmed from above. Establishing shots for the King Arthur film I presume. http://stevecarter.com/random/SpyInTheSky.jpg I thought they'd use a helicopter cam a lot (sorry).

Looking west over the Bay of Deception, with the forest of the lower slopes of Ben Shieldaig on the left: http://SteveCarter.com/random/BOD2015.jpg

Torridon School, which had just one pupil, who left. http://stevecarter.com/random/TorridonSchool15.jpg

When I said there was a film crew here I should have said FILM CREW: http://stevecarter.com/random/filmcrews.jpg (They even bought their own car park!)

I dunno... these people, coming here and cluttering up the place... http://stevecarter.com/random/clutter.jpg

Artwork completed for my latest Warner Bros: http://stevecarter.com/random/ClueArt1.jpg - The clue is in the title!... Handel with Care: http://stevecarter.com/random/HandelWithCare.mp3

Getting a better view: http://stevecarter.com/random/PM-july-15.jpg

05:45 The view of Shieldaig Island and 'Nanny's' from the pontoon: http://SteveCarter.com/random/pontoonJuly2015.jpg

The film crew here have a 24/7 security 'crowd control' guy with a clipboard. He can't quite control the sheep though: http://SteveCarter.com/random/security.jpg

Huge sheep discovered in South Wales: http://SteveCarter.com/random/HugeSheep.jpg

It's edging perfection here today: http://stevecarter.com/random/summer15shieldaig.jpg

Lots and lots of Moon Jellyfish here at present. I think the collective noun for jellyfish should be a 'Trifle'. http://stevecarter.com/random/jelly15.jpg

Balgy Lodge with Ben Shieldaig behind, and the bit which is sometimes sea, sometimes river and sometimes both: http://stevecarter.com/random/balgyjuly15.jpg

Torridon Sea Tours are going out 3 times today... it's fully booked. Good call! http://stevecarter.com/random/julysf15.jpg

Thanks for the sunshine, Spain... but you can keep the heat and the humidity if it's all the same: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ShieldaigSeaBed.jpg

After the manic weekend, Shieldaig has fallen back to sleep. Rush hour this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/sleep15.jpg

I just completely rebuilt the sunsets page. It might take a few seconds to load: http://www.stevecarter.com/picaday/sunsets.htm

Kinloch treeline: http://stevecarter.com/random/redset15.jpg

I've added a short Celtman video, taken at 04.55 yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/celt15/celt15.mov

The 2015 Celman photos are up: http://stevecarter.com/celt15/celt15.htm

Congratulations to Dirk Zangen... winner of the 2015 Celtman Extreme Triathlon: http://stevecarter.com/random/celmanwin.jpg (more pics tomorrow)

Last night's sunset got me out of bed - staggered to the end of the garden, got midged to shreds. Still. http://SteveCarter.com/random/26-6-15.jpg

04:45 this morning. The Celtman Extreme Triathlon - Class of 2015: http://stevecarter.com/random/celt15-a.jpg

One of the Norwegian triathletes testing the water early this morning in preparation for tomorrow's Celtman: http://stevecarter.com/random/Norway15.jpg

Yesterday was 'Let's confuse the foriegn tourist' day: http://stevecarter.com/random/confuse15.jpg

I don't speak Sandpiper, but i'm pretty sure this translates as "GO AWAY" http://stevecarter.com/random/goaway.mov

Lots of fit people arriving in the village. Only 70 hours to go to this>> http://stevecarter.com/faves/EarlyStart.jpg - Images from last year's event: http://stevecarter.com/celt14/celt14.htm

Well it's either a sunset... or Portree is on fire: http://SteveCarter.com/random/FireInTheSky15.jpg

I took a few photos for John (Tornapress), who will build you a lovely bespoke kitchen if you ask nicely: http://stevecarter.com/random/JMK.html

Our neighbours are not here to see their azaleas - so if you're watching... here they are: http://stevecarter.com/random/GSMflowers.jpg

I thought you might like to hear the Shieldaig summer solstice - http://stevecarter.com/random/21-6-15.mp3 Microphone on the rock! : http://stevecarter.com/random/21-6-15.jpg

Some B&W: http://stevecarter.com/random/tone15.jpg ... bit dull? Have some orange: http://stevecarter.com/random/orange15.jpg

This has been left unfinished for five months. It's okay though, it's not like it's in a 60mph limit on a blind corner or anything: http://SteveCarter.com/random/HalfRoad.jpg

The North West Highlands are now officially green: http://SteveCarter.com/random/GreenDaze.jpg

Can't tell the difference between the end of a sunset and the start of a sunrise at present. Just lots of pastel loveliness: http://stevecarter.com/random/pastel15.jpg (looking north, not west).

The 'Bog Cotton' is doing well this year: http://SteveCarter.com/random/cotton15.jpg ...and when I say well I mean: http://SteveCarter.com/random/VeryWell15.jpg

Shieldaig sleepover. 23:30 last night: http://SteveCarter.com/random/14-6-15.jpg

Some 'tree art' taken early this (stunning) morning by Loch Shieldaig: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ForestArt15.jpg

These are a few of my favourite things (back scratching and ice cubes) http://SteveCarter.com/random/ch-inn.mov

A room with a view: http://stevecarter.com/random/WindowSunset.jpg

Looking towards The Minch last night at about 22.30: http://SteveCarter.com/random/9-6-15.jpg

Up periscope: http://SteveCarter.com/random/periscope.jpg

I've put some images suitable for desktops on my site, in the most common screen resolution. Help yourself if you care to: http://stevecarter.com/random/desktops.htm

The River Balgy, just before it reaches the Atlantic: http://SteveCarter.com/random/balgy-6-15.jpg

The Corran, Shieldaig Village: http://stevecarter.com/random/corrie15.jpg

Warner Bros. wanted some 'Miss Marple/Father Brown style music, so I wrote them this. Julie Andrews on Bassoon. No, really: http://stevecarter.com/random/Plumb1.mov

The 'Sea Pinks' have arrived. The best indication yet that Highland summer has arrived - it sure ain't the weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/Pinks15.jpg

Anyone coming to Shieldaig in July… look out forJude Law, who is filming here for three weeks. He'll be easy to spot, he's the bloke in the suit of armour.

June light never fails to impress in Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/gold-6-2015.jpg

Any chance of a snack? http://stevecarter.com/random/peep1.jpg

About a billion of these arrived in the forest this week: http://stevecarter.com/random/roddies15.jpg

Fire in the sky over the Outer Hebrides last night: http://stevecarter.com/random/firesky.jpg

The village of Ardheslaig early this morning, with showers over Upper Loch Torridon in the background: http://stevecarter.com/random/3-6-2015.jpg

Looking north from Kinloch at about 10.30 last night: http://stevecarter.com/random/2-6-15.jpg

My dog doing what he does best: http://stevecarter.com/random/SleepingDogs.jpg

Going up? http://stevecarter.com/Alligin/c.jpg RIP Charlie.

The view the 'Celtman' Triathletes will see as they leave Shieldaig on the 202k cycle stage (27/06). Taken 06.30 today: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/celtbike15.jpg

After a long stay, Jackson is returning to his owner today, so has collected his belongings in readiness: http://stevecarter.com/random/jrock.jpg

I've added a couple to my 'West Highland Sunsets' page: http://www.stevecarter.com/picaday/sunsets.htm

How low can you get? (Forgive rubbish photo - through car windscreen) http://stevecarter.com/random/loworwhat.jpg

Looking towards the Bealach earlier this week: http://stevecarter.com/random/Bealach295.jpg - and here's a page of some more Bealach shots http://stevecarter.com/bealach/more3.htm

A late evening rainbow by Ben Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/EveningBow.jpg

This was moored in the loch for 5 days. You'd think at £250k a week to rent they'd drive round a bit. http://stevecarter.com/random/Hants15.jpg

My broadband got lost and it took BT 11 days to find it. It was hiding on a wire in a port on a card in a box in a building on the other side of the loch. Sneaky things broadbands.

Mum taking the biscuit: http://SteveCarter.com/random/biscuitface.jpg Youngest with the concept, but not the technique: http://SteveCarter.com/random/biscuit15.jpg

Another view of Achnahaird beach: http://SteveCarter.com/random/achnahaird15.jpg

Tempting, isn't it: http://SteveCarter.com/random/dinner.jpg

You may remember this: http://www.stevecarter.com/latest/kylesku2015-6.jpg (The toilet monitor). Now Kylesku has a resident lawn mower http://www.stevecarter.com/random/velvethead.jpg

Achnahaird beach yesterday: Panoramic: http://SteveCarter.com/random/ach15-1.jpg Detail: http://SteveCarter.com/random/OnTheBeach2015.jpg

I'm going outside for lunch, and may be some time. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/kylesku2015-2.jpg

On every walk, Jackson dog 'retrieves' a rock. Inspired by 'Calum's Road' on Raasay, he's building his own: http://SteveCarter.com/random/JacksonRoad.jpg

Three panoramics I've just printed up: http://stevecarter.com/random/3morepans.jpg

As usual, May can't make it's mind up. (24 hours apart) http://stevecarter.com/random/sh-may15.jpg - http://stevecarter.com/random/sh-may2015.jpg

Gobstopper: http://stevecarter.com/random/gobstopper.jpg

The sunset season is just starting: http://stevecarter.com/random/setseason.jpg

Check out Ted's latest photo (bottom of the page) : http://stevecarter.com/transported/ted8.htm

My neighbour has a new sound system: http://SteveCarter.com/random/juke.jpg

There will now be an interruption to normal services: http://stevecarater.com/random/testcard.jpg

Latest Shieldaig resident. Mia: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/mia4.jpg

Over the sea to Skye (well, from actually) : http://www.stevecarter.com/random/skyebridge5-15.jpg

I thought I was in an episode of Breaking Bad earlier: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/BreakingBad.jpg

Charlie keeping us on the straight and narrow: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/favedogwalk.jpg

Panoramic of Loch Cill Chriosd (1920 px wide): http://www.stevecarter.com/random/LargeLochCillChriosd.jpg

Another of Strathcarron. The Inverness / Kyle of Lochalsh line in the foreground: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Strathcarron15.jpg

The Kirk in Strathcarron: http://SteveCarter.com/random/StrathKirk.jpg

Loch Slapin on The Isle of Skye this morning: http://SteveCarter.com/random/1-5-15.jpg

Our brief reversion to winter seems to have ended: http://SteveCarter.com/random/miniwinter.jpg

256 shades of grey: http://SteveCarter.com/random/Sutherland15.jpg

I've seen some wacky light over Shieldaig Island over the years, but none more so than yesterday. This is a colour photo: http://stevecarter.com/random/AprilDarkIsland.jpg

Nice sky out there today: http://stevecarter.com/random/27-4-15.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/April15Snow.mov

Yesterday's snow storm working its way up Loch Torridon: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/AprilStorm2015.jpg (What happened to Spring?)

'Fairy ring' in the Machair: http://stevecarter.com/random/machair.jpg

The Bealach Cafe site is now live. It opens today: http://thebealach.co.uk

Not a bad spot for a pub lunch (kylesku): http://stevecarter.com/random/KsLunch.jpg

The drive from Wester Ross into Sutherland: http://stevecarter.com/random/WesterRoss2Sutherland.mov (or BIG file 107mb) > http://stevecarter.com/random/RossToSutherland.mov

The receptionist happy to see our return to The Lodge on Lochinver: http://stevecarter.com/random/recephappy.jpg but sad to see us go: http://stevecarter.com/random/recepsad.jpg

Sunset over Sutherland last night: http://stevecarter.com/random/SutherlandSunset.jpg

First light on the hill known as Suilven this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/Suilven15.jpg

The Hebridean Princess has had a lick of paint. Looks rather splended. Rather large 1920 px wide photo file to show it off: http://stevecarter.com/random/princess15.jpg

...and they're off. (I'd avoid Glen Shieldaig for the next hour or two if I were you). http://SteveCarter.com/random/300off.jpg

Nice day for a bike ride. More accurately, 300 bike rides: http://SteveCarter.com/random/300bikes.jpg ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gPWnJvLX5fU

It's gone all blue: http://stevecarter.com/random/April2015hills.jpg

Looking over Loch Shieldaig at about 8:30 yesterday evening: http://SteveCarter.com/random/16-4-15.jpg

I posted an audio file on Monday of our 'currently resident' Song Thrush. Today I can finally put a face to the name: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/thrush15.jpg

My fave bit of road by Loch Torridon is doing the gorse thing again: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/gout15.jpg

Bad hair day? It could be worse: http://stevecarter.com/random/BadHairDay15.jpg

The sound of this morning's rush hour by Loch Shieldaig (the rush is water, not wind): http://stevecarter.com/random/AprilRush.mp3

Family portrait: http://stevecarter.com/random/shadows15.jpg

We live in Finchly Central: http://stevecarter.com/random/Finch15.jpg ~ http://stevecarter.com/random/Finch15-2.jpg ~ http://stevecarter.com/random/Finch15-3.jpg

I borrowed my friends 150-600mm lens. This is Shieldaig School from 1000 metres this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/1000m.jpg

We have snow on the hills again: http://stevecarter.com/random/10-4-15.jpg

The new Bealach cafe & gallery opens two weeks today. Website up soon. (Once I've built it!): http://www.stevecarter.com/random/BeReady.jpg

I think these guys should definitely find new ways... preferably avoiding single track roads: http://stevecarter.com/random/bring.jpg

Lovely weather here at the moment: http://stevecarter.com/random/9-4-15.jpg

The Hebridean Pricess has arrived for its first visit of 2015: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/HPin.jpg

John is building another house (to sell). http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Johns3.jpg ~ Shame about the view: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/MarchSky.jpg

It was our postie's birthday yesterday, so we baked him a cake: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/PostCake.jpg

Clouds being born by Coire nan Arr: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Easter15.jpg

Looking over Loch Shieldaig ~ 7.45 p.m. Easter Day: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Easter15-6.jpg

Looking over Loch Torridon towards Beinn Alligin ~ 7.45 a.m. Easter Day: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Easter15-5.jpg

Looking over Loch Torridon towards Beinn Alligin ~ 7.15 a.m. Easter Day: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/EasterDay15.jpg

The first Pine Marten 'Drive Thru' opens in the Highlands: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/PMwaiting.jpg

All deer are stupid. This one more than most.... playing 'chicken' with a two ton Land Rover. http://stevecarter.com/random/obstruct15.jpg

Torridon Sea tours starting their first trip of the season this morning: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/2-4-2015.jpg

Vehicles you don't want to meet on a single track road. Two. http://stevecarter.com/random/vehicle2.jpg (How on earth do you reverse a double articulated lorry?)

John Webb arriving at his 50th wedding anniversary bash yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/JohnWebb15.jpg

On the phone yesterday I was asked if there was a particular reason we went to the Outer Hebrides every Spring. Not really, I answered: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/TheAnswer.jpg

It doesn't take much to make Jackson happy: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/jackstick15.jpg

You can see rain in the rainbow: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/SeeTheRainFall.jpg

Nothing is ever simple in my life: http://stevecarter.com/random/thermastore.jpg

I've put together a 2 minute sampler of 7 tracks - recorded in London, Prague and Havana: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/CarterSampler.mp3

The 2015 Shieldaig guide is now for sale locally (with a whole bunch of my photos in). Worth a read if you're here. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/2015shbook.jpg

We've had such low tides this week that a rather nice beach has appeared at our end (the dodgy end) of the loch: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/ownbeach.jpg

Another example of not where you are, but when you are. Yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/WhenWhere15-1.jpg Today: http://stevecarter.com/random/WhenWhere15-2.jpg

Panoramic of the Isle of Skye (and Rum far left) early this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/SkyePan-25-3-15.jpg

Early dog walks at Kinloch nearly always bring the seven resident seals to puzzle at Charlie (obviously a seal with fur): http://stevecarter.com/random/SevenSeals.jpg

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

Shieldaig calm before the Easter storm: http://stevecarter.com/random/calm15.jpg

Was just at a 'dry run' for next month's opening of the Bealach gallery and cafe http://stevecarter.com/bealach/work25.jpg ~ http://stevecarter.com/bealach/work23.jpg Nice!

Brown: taken this week. Green: taken last summer: http://stevecarter.com/random/GDX2.jpg

Part used, good condition: http://stevecarter.com/random/PartUsed15.jpg

We had a brief glimpse of the 2015 eclipse: http://stevecarter.com/random/2015eclypse.jpg

Plumbers like to see themselvs thus: http://stevecarter.com/random/Plumbers15.jpg The reality: http://stevecarter.com/random/Plumbers215.jpg

Hurrah... more day than night at last: http://stevecarter.com/random/DayNight15.jpg

Scottish tourism flourishes as man visits castle: http://stevecarter.com/random/ManCastle.jpg

Trying hard not to be anthropomorphic re this photo: http://stevecarter.com/random/Kylesku2015-6.jpg

Looking across Loch Broom to the hamlet known as 'Letters': http://stevecarter.com/random/Letters.jpg (called as such probably as it's a bugger for the postie)

Lunch at the new look Kylesku Hotel yesterday. Worth the 200 mile trip! http://stevecarter.com/random/Kylesku2015-2.jpg ~ http://stevecarter.com/random/kylesku2015-1.jpg

Is it me or does our new boiler look like the orgasmatron from Woody Allen's film 'Sleeper'? http://stevecarter.com/random/sleeper15.jpg

The local Post Office (two tables and a bloke) http://stevecarter.com/random/Poffice15.jpg & the local Library (one bloke and his dog) http://stevecarter.com/random/LibraryAssist.jpg

A week ago it was heavy snow, then a force 11 storm, then 7" of rain - and today, Spring has arrived in Shieldaig: http://stevecarter.com/random/13-3-15.jpg

Guilty face: http://stevecarter.com/random/GuiltyFace15.jpg

The Walled Garden in Applecross has had a refub. Very nice too. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/walledg15.jpg ~ http://www.stevecarter.com/random/walledg15-2.jpg

By Inverbain: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/BWTrees3-15.jpg

A photo of the local bank: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Bank2015.jpg

At the top of the Bealach this morning: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/10-3-15.jpg

http://www.stevecarter.com/random/T4S2.jpg is for sale in this building.

Another hailstorm over Torridon yesterday: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/HailBow.jpg

72 hours of non stop rain means the forest here has burns that had forgotten they were burns: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/burn2.jpg

Vehicles you don't want to meet on a single track road. One. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/articblock.jpg

It's raining sideways. http://stevecarter.com/random/rainsideways.mov

What a difference a day makes: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/DayMakes1.jpg ~ http://www.stevecarter.com/random/DayMakes2.jpg (Tues/Wed)

11 weeks old... mucky beard. http://www.stevecarter.com/charliethedog/images/cc.jpg 11 years old... mucky beard. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Mucky15.jpg

Old Highland saying. 'When God made time, he made plenty of it' ~ I'm adding: 'When plumber is due, Snow will fall' http://www.stevecarter.com/random/3-3-15.jpg

So. We have some new kits on the block. Not seen before... Fireworks may happen with resident pair. Watch this space. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/LatestPMs15.jpg

The top of Beinn Alligin, as viewed through a window of the derelict Corrie Church: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/sandywindow.jpg

You watch the dog and I'll keep an eye on the bloke with the camera: http://stevecarter.com/random/2sheep15.jpg

Dodgy looking sky obscuring Skye: http://stevecarter.com/random/SkyeSky15.jpg

Wet & windy today, so here's one from when it wasn't. Our 4th favourite Scottish beach: http://stevecarter.com/random/BeachDogWalk.jpg ~ http://stevecarter.com/random/DWB2.jpg

...and a video of Gordon Campbell playing the trombone solo: http://stevecarter.com/random/GordonSolo.mov

A short compilation of clips from last weeks recording trip to London: http://stevecarter.com/random/compo2015.mp3

I think we get the idea: http://stevecarter.com/random/gotit15.jpg

A hailstorm narrowly misses Shieldaig Island: http://stevecarter.com/random/MoreHailFeb15.jpg ~ then 30 seconds later, Shieldaig Village: http://stevecarter.com/random/24-2-15.jpg

Looking east from Inverbain: http://stevecarter.com/random/TreeRedRoof15.jpg

The High Road: http://stevecarter.com/random/TheHighRd.jpg

Someone opened the curtains: http://stevecarter.com/random/BrightDarkness.jpg

Russell Burn yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-2-2015.jpg

The Bealach this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-2-15.jpg

Video of one of the tracks being recorded in Angel Studios last week: http://stevecarter.com/random/PerfectCrimeSmall.mov (24mb)

The view from my hotel bedroom window in London this week: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/LondonView.jpg

Part of 'The Spy who came in with a cold' recorded this week with the fab G. Campbell (Tromb.) and C. Laurence (Bass): http://stevecarter.com/random/spycold.mp3

You don't 'arve have to mix with some rum sorts down south: http://stevecarter.com/random/robbie.jpg

The calm before the storm of my own making... back soon: http://stevecarter.com/random/angel9g.jpg

The river Balgy en route to Loch Torridon and the North Atlantic: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/BalgyFeb15.jpg

Ben Damph Estate are using some of my photos in Scottish Field mag. Not a bad view from their holiday let: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/LetWithView.jpg

We seem to be doing both dark and sunny here: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/DarkAndSunny.jpg

Today's photo is on my homepage: http://www.stevecarter.com/

Keith: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Keith15.jpg

Beinn Alligin looking a bit like a bon bon: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/bonbon.jpg

Shieldaig's First 11 out on a training session yesterday: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/First11.jpg

This little fellow is back every afternoon, waiting impatiently for some custard cream action: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/WantFood.jpg

Spooky: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/spookyhill.jpg

Much of the snow has gone, but it's left the place like a set from the film 'Avatar' http://stevecarter.com/random/Avatar15.jpg

Low tide ~ Upper Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/FebLowTide.jpg

Al fresco breakfast not really an option: http://stevecarter.com/random/tableandchairs.jpg

Glasnock yesterday: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/GlasnockFeb15.jpg

Good driving weather today: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/3-2-15.jpg

Yesterday morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/FebSecondMorning.jpg ~ Yesterday afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/FebSecondAfternoon.jpg

Today's weather (6mb mov file) http://stevecarter.com/random/febsnow.mov

Shieldaig sleeps (2 hours before sunrise): http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Sleep2-2-15.jpg

The most useful chap around here goes by the name of 'Finky': http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Finky15.jpg

Sunday morning drive: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/SundaySnow15.jpg

Ruaridh's new house: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Rhouse15.jpg

This gives a better idea of the conditions the air sea rescue chopper is having to cope with: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/ASR15b.jpg ETA Sadly, one dead: Story here

Air Sea Rescue currently hovering over Loch Torridon. What you can't see are the 60mph+ winds. It's atrocious out there. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/ASR15.jpg

The last of the rivers in Glen Torridon to flow west into the Atlantic From here on it's east to the North Sea. Photo taken last week. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/GTJ2015.jpg

Today's weather: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/30-1-15.jpg

The forest in the snow: http://www.stevecarter.com/latest/SnowTrees15.jpg ~ http://www.stevecarter.com/random/SnowTrees152.jpg

Weather. As I type, sea level 2C and fine... above 1500 ft is -C and proper tricky. Current view: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/Endjan.jpg

The east face of Ben Shieldaig this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/29-1-15.jpg

Garage door bust. Fix it? Nah... shove a car up against it. Sorted: http://stevecarter.com/random/garagedoor.jpg

Shieldaig catches a break: http://stevecarter.com/random/trouble15.jpg

The Daily Hail: http://stevecarter.com/random/27-1-15.jpg

Today's weather: http://stevecarter.com/random/26-1-15.jpg

Dog walking in Glen Torridon the other day: http://stevecarter.com/random/GlenDog.jpg ...with the obligatory stop to bark: http://stevecarter.com/random/BarkingMad15.jpg

Violent storm force 11 and John's wooden shed had a bit of a 'coming together': http://stevecarter.com/random/johnsshed.jpg

Charlie loves snow but is seriously unimpressed by hail. http://stevecarter.com/random/HailCharlie15.jpg

Part of the 11 mile single track road down Glen Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/GTJan15-2.jpg

Lovely sunrise over Loch Torridon this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/22-1-15.jpg

The fisherman's hut in Glen Torridon yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-1-15-4.jpg ...in context: http://stevecarter.com/random/FishHut.jpg

Loch a Chuilinn - still frozen this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/21-1-15-2.jpg

People refer to Strathcarron but not Strathtorridon. To fix this, here's a photo of Strathtorridon, for strath it is: http://stevecarter.com/random/IceHillPuddle.jpg

Spot the postie. http://stevecarter.com/random/ShieldaigPan-2015.jpg

Stag do at the Torridon Hotel: http://stevecarter.com/random/HotelStag15.jpg

The Torridon Hotel this afternoon: http://stevecarter.com/random/TorridonHotel15.jpg

If I was in charge of the weather, I'd do today a lot more. http://stevecarter.com/random/19-1-15.jpg

A panoramic photo of Upper Loch Torridon looking south east from the Jetty by Torridon House yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/torridonhouseview.jpg

Here's a wide shot of Liathach taken the other day: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/LiathachWide15.jpg

Approaching Glen Docherty yesterday, the grey bits that look like slush, are in fact ice. I've named the corner ahead 'Jane Torvill'. http://www.stevecarter.com/random/interestingSnow.jpg

You get an idea of the size of the Torridon hills, when a conveniently placed village (Fasaig) is there to give some perspective: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/16-1-15.jpg

Looking pretty by the wee bothy the other day: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/bothyjan15.jpg

Beinn Damh ~ 2847ft 9 1/4 inches - mostly uphill: http://stevecarter.com/random/BDJan15.jpg

I think this is what they meant when they said 'bleak midwinter' : http://stevecarter.com/random/midwinter15.jpg

4x4? Yes please. http://stevecarter.com/random/driveway15.jpg

Coming down from the hill for breakfast: http://stevecarter.com/random/13-1-2015.jpg

Today's weather (before sunrise): http://stevecarter.com/random/13-1-15.jpg

Ted is back home for a while, having travelled 530,845 miles: http://stevecarter.com/transported/2015ted.jpg more info: http://www.stevecarter.com/transported/transported.htm

Check out the new Celtman extreme triathlon website: http://cxtri.com/

This is where the fish used to be landed on Loch Torridon, by Ob Gorm Mor (they are now landed at Ardheslaig) http://stevecarter.com/random/OldFish.jpg

Shieldaig Village an hour berfore sunrise this morning (and half an hour afer the 9th power cut in 3 days) http://stevecarter.com/random/11-1-15.jpg

FYI - Nanny's Shieldaig now closed: http://www.stevecarter.com/nannys/nannys.htm ~ But Jo's Torridon remains open Wed - Sun: http://stevecarter.com/random/jo15.jpg

Back on the grid. Funny how breakfast tastes better when it's a real faff to make: http://stevecarter.com/random/breakfast15.jpg

Due to the almost inevitable power cuts, I'll leave you with this until normal services can be resumed: http://stevecarter.com/random/testcard.jpg

A rainbow moves swifly down Upper Loch Torridon: http://stevecarter.com/random/AliBow15.jpg

Seriously geeky weather station now set up here: http://stevecarter.com/random/netatmo3.jpg Can even share with other geeks: http://stevecarter.com/random/netatmo2.jpg

This goes on sale in the Torridon Cafe tomorrow. I was asked, and just do what I'm told: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/2015TorridonCard.jpg

The Jetty, Torridon: http://www.stevecarter.com/random/thejetty15.jpg

Driving over the hill yesterday, it was bright sunlight at 1000 feet but almost dark at 2000 feet: http://www.stevecarter.com/latest/BlackAndGold.jpg

Hailstorm moving east down Upper Loch Torridon, over the village of Inver Alligin yesterday: http://stevecarter.com/random/torridonhail2015.jpg

Driving back down Glen Shieldaig this morning. My thanks to Mr Williams for the lend of his music :0) http://stevecarter.com/random/2015HappyGlen.mov (large file!)

Loch Coultrie and Glasnock early this morning: http://stevecarter.com/random/3-1-15.jpg

Find stone in river. Take stone to forest. Go mental with stone. Lose stone. Destroy undergrowth. Repeat. Happy dog. http://stevecarter.com/random/MadJack15.mov

So I was trying to get a photo of Junior: http://stevecarter.com/random/jnr15.jpg when I heard heavy breathing behind me. Mum wasnt impressed! http://stevecarter.com/random/NotJnr.jpg

Happy New Year. Torridon: 2014 in pictures: http://www.stevecarter.com/latest/latesttorridon14.htm