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Ian Johnston
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A flash of gold
By early November most of the glorious pyrotechnic shades of autumn are off the trees, but there's a last flourish from one tree.  Larches ( Larix decidua ) are a slightly unusual tree, a deciduous conifer.  They aren't native to Britain but have been plant...
A flash of gold
A flash of gold
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Remembrance - one hundred years since the end of the Great War
In remembrance of  all  those men and women who have lost their lives in the service of their countries, those who still suffer the physical and mental scars of the conflicts in which they served; and those who are left with loss and grief.                "...
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A loch within a loch, an island within an island
The combination of sunshine and cloud seemed to intensify the colours in the trees along the shore of Loch Maree as I paddled slowly back out to the islands. Between the islands there was no wind at all and the reflections were absolutely pin-sharp on the d...
A loch within a loch, an island within an island
A loch within a loch, an island within an island
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The penny drops on Isle Maree
Following a stop for second breakfast I headed back among the islands of Loch Maree.  The improving weather had extended to the length of the loch and the flanks of Slioch ( the spear ) were now lit with morning sun. My next planned stop would be on Isle Ma...
The penny drops on Isle Maree
The penny drops on Isle Maree
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Autumn's glories on Loch Maree
After what has been far too long, due to either work commitments or poor weather, I planned a day kayaking - but on this occasion not sea kayaking.  Mid to late October sees the very best of the autumnal colours in Scotland and I wanted to experience the co...
Autumn's glories on Loch Maree
Autumn's glories on Loch Maree
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The way back from Carn Bhac
Climbing onto the broad ridge which leads up to Carn Bhac ( cairn of the peat banks ) a wide view opens up to the Perthshire hills, with Beinn a'Ghlo prominent. The first top reached is called Geal Charn - the white cairn  - and although it didn't appear so...
The way back from Carn Bhac
The way back from Carn Bhac
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At the back of Carn Bhac
Carn Bhac ( rocky hill of the peat banks ) is one of the less visited of the Munros , requiring a fairly long walk.  The usual route is to combine the hill with another Munro, Beinn Iutharn Mhor, from Inverey on Deeside.  With a full day in early September ...
At the back of Carn Bhac
At the back of Carn Bhac
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Roll out the barrel (s)
On a recent visit to Speyside we called by a cooperage serving the many whisky distilleries in the area.  There were some nice images to photograph, whether quite plain....... ...or full of vibrant colour.  It's possible, with a little knowledge, to guess t...
Roll out the barrel (s)
Roll out the barrel (s)
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Knockando colours
Autumn in Scotland can be a riot of colour, and Speyside is one of the best places to experience the change from summer's green to autumn gold. We visited the Knockando Woolmill last weekend on a bright and sunny afternoon when the colours were fairly "zing...
Knockando colours
Knockando colours
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Creatures great and small, the Mark of a good day
Shielin of Mark is maintained by the Mountain Bothies Association, and is the essence of the organisation's ethos "To maintain simple shelters in remote country for the use of all who love wild and lonely places".  Although you can walk to it in less than t...
Creatures great and small, the Mark of a good day
Creatures great and small, the Mark of a good day
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