Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe

Loch Leven and the Pap of Glencoe

Well firstly let me wish all my fellow bloggers a healthy and Happy New Year. I trust you were all able to spend it with your family or at least have some contact with them. This is a pretty typical shot of Loch Leven with Eilean Munde the famous burial ground clearly visible just below the Pap (the conical hill) – eilean Munde is a small island in Loch Leven, close to Ballachulish. It is the site of a chapel built by St. Fintan Mundus (also known as Saint Fintan Munnu), who travelled here from Iona in the 7th Century. The church was burnt in 1495 and rebuilt in the 16th Century. The last service in the church was held in July, 1653.[1] The island is the site of a graveyard once used by the Stewarts of Ballachulish, the MacDonalds of Glencoe and the Camerons of Callart. The clans shared the island and the maintenance of the graveyard, even when there was conflict between them.[2] (courtesy of Wikipedia).

Probably wont post again until nearer the 20th of the month as Mandy and I are off to Norway for a cruise so high hopes to catch some stunning Norwegian scenery – tbh I am struggling to contain the excitement. Anyway have a lovely and I look forward to viewing you fabulous images throughout the year.


  1. Wonderful photograph and fascinating history. You will have a grand time on the cruise…look forward to some of your images. Happy New Year, Scott.

  2. This one is as gorgeous as your photos always are, Scott!
    I wish you a wonderful time, cruising through the Norwegian fjords and can’t wait to see the photos you will bring back home. πŸ™‚
    Happy New Year to you and the ones you hold dear!

    1. Thanks Ese we had a wonderful time but it was in fact the entire coastline from Bergin all the way up – not much light s this time of year – but intriguing all the same.

  3. You set the expectation high for your Norway trip so it will even sweeter to fulfill it. What a great way to start the new year. Happy shooting in 2015 … and keep your lens clean!

  4. A very happy new year to you both, Scott, I hope it leads you where you wish to be! Have a wonderful trip, what a fantastic region to visit, (I am so envious), bring back loads of pictures – not that anyone needs to tell you, of course.

    1. Thank you from both of us It will be a trip of a lifetime I am sure, we must try and relax but I will take loads of shots that goes without saying – Happy New Year to you and Joe looking forward to blogging again in 2015

    1. So kind Graham – I want to keep growing and continue to take pictures – I cannot wait for the chance to shoot such a different set of circumstance – Have great 2015 and I look forward to more of your blog posts this coming year.

    1. That is so very kind Jo not as many images this year but I am considerably busier – I hope to be able to repeat that with some cracker is 2015 – Happy New Year to you and your family

  5. Happy New Year Scott and I’m glad to hear you’re coming to Norway – it’s a special place πŸ™‚

      1. All the way then.. I’ve been up as far as BodΓΈ but Kirkenes is only a stone’s throw from Russia. Next stop Arkhangelsk or Murmansk! I’m pretty sure you will love it and if you meet a tall Hungarian bloke working on the ferry called Gabor say ‘hi’ from me πŸ˜€

  6. A stunning image, Scott, with a fascinating history. Thank you for your good wishes. Sending blessings of peace and happiness for the coming year. And may your wildest dream come true. Have a wonderful cruise.

    1. Thanks Isabella I do love the historical aspect of some of those location adds a little something – I trust you had a happy family Christmas and Good health for the coming Year.

  7. Happy New Year, Scott, you’ve chosen a beautiful shot to celebrate it with. I hope you and Mandy have a wonderful time in Norway, I’m looking forward to your photos of the stunning scenery.

    1. Happy New Year to you too – this was whilst shooting a house in Glencoe village so they got it in their brochure for the house. So I got paid for this one πŸ™‚ I do love selling shots that I have taken when a property shoot its like getting paid twice – I am Scottish after all

  8. Enjoy….we are off on a cruiser in the middle of the year to Iceland and Faros back via Norway. Enjoy the snows it should provide some great shots….and what a great start to the New Year. Safe journey and enjoy

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