I have just set up a new landscape pictures gallery of the Highlands . I went up to Glencoe yesterday and I have taken new pictures of Blackmount, Glencoe and Buachaille Etive Mor . It must have been one of the hottest days of the year so far and it was bright sunshine all day . I also shot some HD video of Glencoe . All of the pictures are available as prints
The Castle of Mey is raising funds for a new turret in a unique way – by selling parts of the castle brick by brick. Anyone donating £1000 will have a brick with their name on it in the new turret . The Castle of Mey was a favourite residence of the Queen Mother . It is in the far north of Scotland near John o’Groats .The aim of the appeal is to raise £35,000 to build the new turret in the south-east corner of the walled garden at the castle . The turret will be built with local Caithness stone and it will give an outstanding view across the garden towards the Pentland Firth and Orkney. Bricks will cost £35 , £65 , £250 to £1000 . Subscribers will become either a patron or friend of the Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust
This is a new HDR picture of Eilean Donan Castle which I took last year . The castle is illuminated at night and I liked the reflections in the water . This picture is available as a print and mobile wallpaper . The castle recently took part in conservation group WWF’s Earth Hour.
Owners of buildings and individuals across the world were asked to turn out lights for 60 minutes from 2030 GMT on 28 March.
The Forth Rail Bridge and Edinburgh Castle are also part of the switch off.