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      Our 10 Best Photos of 2019

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      By Meike van Krimpen, Content Editor
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      A Year in Photos

      We’re lucky to have had both incredible inhouse (office & guide) photographers this year, and epic adventures to some stunning locations. We’ve gathered some of the best photos of 2019 below; these are the ones that you have liked the most on our social media and are also the images that we’ve loved the best ourselves. These show off our rugged landscapes and the endless variation of Scottish scenery.

      Want to see more images like featured in this blog? Check out our Instagram page!

      1. The Beaches of the Outer Hebrides

       

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      One of the first pictures we posted this year ended up being our most liked! Featuring a moody Hebridean beach, these long swathes of white sand look great even in the gloomiest of weather.

      Visit the beaches of the Outer Hebrides in 2020:

      2. Impressive Sea Stacks at St Kilda

       

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      This picture definitely captured everyone’s imagination! St Kilda, a small cluster of islands at the edge of the Atlantic was once populated but has been abandoned since the 1930s. Subsequently, the islands are now home to over a million seabirds. The archipelago is one of the few sites, and the only in the UK, to hold dual World Heritage status for their rich cultural past and current natural value.

      Read staff member Russell’s blog on his once in a lifetime journey to St Kilda here.

      Visit St Kilda on our wildlife trip to the Outer Hebrides & St Kilda.

      3. The Green Hills of the Isle of Skye

       

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      This one was snapped by one of our clients on her holiday. It shows off just how brilliantly green it gets here in the summer. Featured is the Quiraing, on the Isle of Skye. This alien-looking landscape was formed by ancient landslips. The Quiraing is the only part that is still slipping, although not noticeable to hikers, the road does frequently need repairs.

      Learn more about the Trotternish Ridge here.

      See it for yourself:

       

      4. The Isle of Coll

       

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      100% one of our favourite summer snaps of 2019. An excellent day swimming with seals with one of our partner companies. Does this sound like something you’d be interested in? Get in touch and we could look to include it in a custom adventure.

      Design your own adventure with our Interactive Holiday Builder.

      5. The Drama of Glen Coe

       

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      We posted this in response to the question, “what is the most Scottish place you can think off?” Although certainly not the definitive answer, this image sprung to mind. The Lagangarbh Hut ahead of the steep slopes of the Buachaille Etive Mòr shrouded in mist. The hut is a familiar landmark at the start and end of many adventures in the Glencoe hills, a striking photo opportunity for visitors driving through, and looks stunning even in moody weather.

      Witness the splendour of Glen Coe yourself:

       

      6. Puffins Galore

       

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      5 puffins may not quite qualify a circus of puffins, but certainly makes a good picture! Snapped July 2019 on our wildlife holiday to the Shetland Isles.

      Go puffin spotting in 2020:

      7. Private Beaches on the West Coast

       

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      Nothing quite like exploring your own private beach is there? Our lucky clients paddled to Arisaig Bay to have a picnic on one of sea kayaking holidays.

      Do it yourself:

      8. Views on the West Highland Way

       

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      A pretty good view of Beinn Dorain on the West Highland Way. You’ll experience this on day 5 of our West Highland Way adventure as you leave Tyndrum and make your way to Bridge of Orchy and the Rannoch Moor beyond that.

      Take it in yourself:

      9. The Best Mountain in Scotland?

       

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      Slioch is one of those mountains that no matter what the angle, or what the weather, it always looks impressive. Learn more about this majestic Munro here.

      Paddle beneath Slioch and get the best views:

      10. The Dark Skies of the Northern Highlands

       

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      Perfect timing by Wilderness Guide Dave Greer on our North Highland Coast walking trip past summer. Did you know that Scotland is an incredible destination for dark skies?

      Read more about dark skies and stargazing in Scotland here.

      Visit the incredible landscapes of the Northern Highlands of Scotland:

      Meet the Author: Meike van Krimpen

      “Having grown up travelling across the world I’ve developed an addiction to all things spice and to travel! When it was time to go to university I wandered off to Scotland for a new adventure and have not managed to leave yet!”

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