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The Quiraing, Isle of Skye, gorgeous sunny summer day

The Quiraing, Isle of Skye

September 20th, 2017 Posted by Nature, Photography No Comment yet

I love Scotland in all of it moods of weather but there is nothing like endless blue skies and 360 degree views when hiking some of the most famous spots on the Isle of Skye. I went with two visiting friends to hike the Quiraing on this gorgeous sunny day where we had just the right amount of breeze and the temperature was perfect. As you start from the parking lot you can head up to the highest point or straight ahead along a path which starts out fairly level which is what we decided to do. To the right there are steep drops from the very narrow path and you can see down to the road far below with tiny cars zooming along. Up ahead rock formations are jutting out of the lush green carpeted land which is dotted with grazing sheep. As we wind along the paths and take pause to look around my friend comments how the land looks like breaking waves rolling into the shore which we later researched the geology of to discover this has been caused by a series of landslips some of which are still active. After exploring the needle and posing for those all so necessary silly photographs for the friends and family back home we reached the top and stopped for lunch. Not often that you get lunch with such a stunning view! On the way back we held onto our hats,  looking back down on the walk we just did, as strong gust of wind blew from the sea and straight up the cliff face below. An excellent day out that I would recommend to anyone with a basic skill level in hiking, it took us a very leisurely 4.5 hours.

Isle of Skye Wedding

August 29th, 2017 Posted by Weddings No Comment yet

Craig and Emma had a beautiful wedding this August in the peaceful little village of Dornie which overlooks Elien Donnan Castle. Father William McLean held the ceremony at the Dornie Catholic Church where friends and family from as far as South Africa and Singapore came to celebrate in their joyous marriage. The sun was shining on them as they came out to greet the guests before heading off to have a private photo session with us at two locations. They really enjoyed this moment away from the crowd before the rest of the celebrations commenced.

  • Bride and Father entering the Dornie Catholic Church
    The Bride and her Father
  • Wedding Ceremony Dornie Catholic Church West Highlands of Scotland
    Wedding Ceremony
  • Dornie Catholic Church
    Walking up the isle
  • Wedding at Dornie Catholic Church, West Highlands of Scotland
    The Wedding Couple
  • The Newlyweds at Dornie Catholic Church West Highlands of Scotland
  • Sottish West Highland Wedding Dornie Catholic Church
    Confetti Moment

The wedding reception was held at the Duisdale House Hotel on the Isle of Skye where everyone enjoyed fabulous food and drink with the most stunning views of Loch Hourn stretching out toward the hills. The speeches were held in the main reception room followed by highland dancing that kept the crowd enjoying themselves till late.

  • Wedding couple portraits down by Loch Hourn on the Isle of Skye
    Just Married in the Highlands
  • Wedding rings of the newlyweds
    The Rings
  • Scottish Highland Wedding Couple portraits Isle of Skye
    The Newlyweds
  • Wedding celebrations Isle of Skye
    A happy day
  • Wedding reception Isle of Skye
    The groom's men
  • Wedding Cake Duisdale Hotel Isle of Skye
    The Cake
  • Family Gathering for Highland Wedding
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  • Scottish Highland Wedding Eilean Donan Castle
    The Happy Couple
  • The newlyweds at Duisdale Hotel, Isle of Skye
    The Newlyweds at Duisdale Hotel
  • Wedding reception at Duidale Hotel Isle of Skye
    Groom and Father of the Bride
  • Wedding guests at reception Duisdale Hotel Isle of Skye
    Wedding Guests
  • Wedding caleigh dancing at the Duisdale Hotel Isle of Skye
    Grooms Man
  • Wedding caleigh dancing at the Duisdale Hotel Isle of Skye
    Who's your partner now!
  • Wedding caleigh dancing at the Duisdale Hotel Isle of Skye
    Friends and Family Dancing together
  • Wedding caleigh dancing at the Duisdale Hotel Isle of Skye
    The Excitement