A Bridge too far (Kessock)

A Bridge to Far (Kessock)
The Beauly Firth becalmed, In the distance is the Kessock Bridge which replaced the ferry service back in 1982. Today’s traveller to the northern Highlands will often only see Inverness in passing. The A9 trunk road carrying traffic from Perth and all points south descends from the summit of Drumossie Muir and sweeps round the eastern side of Inverness. The roundabout close to the stands of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club briefly interrupts progress, but beyond it you cross the Beauly Firth to the Black Isle via the Kessock Bridge. (Undiscovered Scotland). I loved the reflection but also the space and serenity.


  1. I love northern calm and silence. This part of the world has their own beauty. It is beautiful not less than yelling asian tropical and caribbean beauty. Picture itself is great.

  2. Great shot, not the easiest location to shoot but you have caught the atmosphere, mood, spirit or what ever you want to call it very well. The road to the Black Isles my favourite East Coast location. Love or hate the bridges they have all helped open up the northern highlands and island, I wouldn’t wish to turn the clock back but do miss the magic of the numerous ferry crossings (though I don’t miss what at times was very long waits). But also lets give credit to the architects and builders as so many of the bridges were constructed with style, arching sweeps over lochs mirroring the sweep of the mountain backdrops.

    On another note…where have you been? missed your regular postings.

    1. David I have been moving home, busy at work etc etc – I am supposed to be studying but not doing as well as I should – I cant seem to get out and about as much as I did – must try and rectify that though I am missing it.

      1. If you are studying on top of work and trauma of moving I guess you have higher priorities….good luck and hope all goes to plan. But a little R & R sometimes helps s.

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