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Photos of the Scottish Highlands and Islands – Our Week in Pictures

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One of Scotland's iconic plants, a thistle in full bloom being buzzed.

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Another iconic view, this time taken by Karl's wife while out enjoying Loch an Eilein.

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Our West Coast Explorer trip heading for the might of the Skye Cuillin.

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They have accommodation but the flexibility to camp if the weather's looking good. Not a bad spot to choose.

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Getting ready to head back the following morning with mist shrouding the Cuillin.

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No shortbread today but an amazing location to finish off a week on the west coast.

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Closer to home, Craig explored the Uath Lochans in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

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While Adventure Consultant Rachael stumbled across Loch Vaa while out for a cycle.

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Back out at sea and guide Mattais has been showing our group along the north section of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail.

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They've seen seals coming up close to the boat and...

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...the most incredible experience of a dolphin and her calf rising just beside the group.

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Lastly, Ben joined his friends Laura and Marion for the penultimate day from Inverness to Helmsdale as they conquered Lands End to John o Groats.

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Wow, what a week, it’s been blue skies and stunning weather across Britain and the Highlands of Scotland have been no different, with the heatwave tickling our bare legs and sun kissing our brows.

Each week the office and guiding team bring you the latest photos of the Scottish Highlands and Islands to help ladle a healthy portion of fun, inspirational and interesting pics your way.

This Week’s Photos of the Scottish Highlands and Islands

So this week seems to have a bit of a watery theme as two groups headed west, one to tackle the north section of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail, while the other headed for Kintail as a base for our West Coast Explorer trip, one that combines accommodation with camping, so you can strike for the tents when the weather is good. Guide Mattais summed up one of the most incredible experiences with this note back to HQ “Yep, a truly magical moment that the clients (and I) loved! 3 mothers and calfs came right up to us minutes after we launched from Elgol at Skye and stayed there for 10 minutes before moving on.” His picture tells the story.

As ever we’ve been a busy bunch and the fine weather has given us itchy office feet, so we’ve been making the most of it at lunchtimes and evenings. Karl and family have been oot and aboot to iconic locations like Loch an Eilein and Rachael explored the crystal clear waters of Loch Vaa, while Ben joined his friends for a leg of their Lands End to John o Groats cycle journey.

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