Nature · Perthshire · Photography · Scotland

Friday photo: moorland

Last weekend, after lunch out in Moulin (near Pitlochry in Perthshire), my parents and I enjoyed a drive along the road to Kirkmichael. Much of the surrounding countryside is moorland, with scattered rocky peaks and forests. The hillside rising up to the right hand side of the picture is the westerly edge of Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry’s local mountain attraction. This is the sort of scenery you might expect to see red grouse in, and I did indeed spot some lurking amongst the heather further along the road.

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Moorland above Moulin in Perthshire, with possible red grouse hidden from view.
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Photography · Scotland

Friday photo: clouds

A variety of cloud types floating above Wigtown Bay in the south-west of Scotland, with a stripy field of grass and a dry stone wall in the foreground.

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Nature · Photography · Scotland · Tree

Friday photo: Pitscandly Hill

A few days ago I visited Murton Farm nature reserve, near Forfar in the county of Angus. On a previous visit, made in the summertime, the landscape was filled with bright yellow gorse and bushy green-leaved trees. By late October it was equally beautiful, with autumnal shades and a feeling of things settling down for the winter.

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Pitscandly Hill viewed from Murton Farm nature reserve, near Forfar, Angus.