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Get Inspired: Our Best Photos of Scotland in 2017

Posted on Dec 20, 2017 by Rupert Shanks

One of the best things about the internet – sharing photos of places we love! We’ve rounded up our best photos of Scotland in 2017 from our booming Instagram account.

It’s always such a joy to share our passion for Scotland’s wild places and see the shared appreciation from those who follow us. So these images below are the most liked posts from throughout 2017, as chosen by you.

 

Glen Affric, Central Highlands, Scotland.

Our most liked image of 2017! The serene beauty of Glen Affric’s lochs, forest and mountains is hard to beat. A reserve for Scotland’s ancient Caledonian forest, this area is home to the largest expanse of least disturbed forest in the UK.

Read on – Glen Affric walking guide – 1 of Top 5 winter walks in Scotland.

Love the tapestry of golds, blues and snow white across the Glen Affric landscape. Scottish Highlands. #lovewilderness #scotspirit #earthpix #liveoutdoors #earthfocus #weliketotravel #bestvacations #themountainiscalling #theoutbound #exploremore #discoverearth #fantastic_earth #optoutside #theoutdoorfolk #landscape_hunter #superbueno #adventureculture #ourplanetdaily #beautifuldestinations #intothewild #letsgosomewhere

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Dunottar Castle, North East Scotland.

The mighty Dunnottar castle in the far north east of Scotland.

Read on – Top 10 Most Dramatic Castles in Scotland

#Dunnottar #castle. This ruined medieval fortress sits atop a rocky headland in the wild north-east coast of #Scotland. This important stronghold was fortified in the 16th century. Playing an important part in Scotland’s history as the Scottish crown jewels were hidden here from Oliver Cromwell’s invading army.

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An Teallach, North West Highlands.

An Teallach must be one of Scotland’s most dramatic munros. We love this view of it across Loch Droma on a crisp winter’s day.

Read on – Image Gallery and 60 second video from the North West Highlands.

An Teallach looking very fine in the #winter sun, peaks dappled with snow across the water of Loch Droma. #visitscotland #scotland#scotspirit #lovegreatbritain #watchthisinstagood @instagood @folkmagazine #liveauthentic #livefolk #letsgosomewhere #lifeofadventure #folkgood #nakedplanet #neverstopexploring #wildernessculture #exploretocreate #visualsoflife #realfolklife #beautifuldestinations #intothewild #discoverearth#earthpix #optoutside #TheWeekOnInstagram #scottishhighlands #mountains #roamtheplanet @stayandwander

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Knoydart peninsula, Western Scotland.

This remote corner of Scotland has a very special connection for us here at Wilderness. Our very first trips were run here.

Read on – Mini documentary film about Knoydart – Britain’s Last Wilderness…

Hiking on the remote #Knoydart peninsula on the west coast of Scotland. The islands of Eigg and Rum in the hazy winter sun. #visitscotland #scotland#scotspirit #lovegreatbritain #watchthisinstagood @instagood @folkmagazine #liveauthentic #livefolk #letsgosomewhere #lifeofadventure #folkgood #nakedplanet #neverstopexploring #wildernessculture #exploretocreate #visualsoflife #realfolklife #beautifuldestinations #intothewild #discoverearth#earthpix #optoutside #TheWeekOnInstagram #scottishhighlands #mountains #roamtheplanet @stayandwander

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Loch Morlich, Cairngorms National Park

It’s hard to take a poor photo of this stunning loch in the heart of the Cairngorms. We love the feel of winter here. In fact it’s pretty great all year round :)

Read on – Image gallery and 60 second showcase video of the Cairngorms and Central Highlands.

Read on – Top 5 Walking Routes in the Cairngorms.

#Winter wonderland at the edge of Loch Morlich in the heart of the #Cairngorms National Park. #lovewilderness #scotspirit #earthpix #liveoutdoors #earthfocus #weliketotravel #bestvacations #themountainiscalling #theoutbound #exploremore #discoverearth #fantastic_earth #optoutside #theoutdoorfolk #landscape_hunter #superbueno #adventureculture #ourplanetdaily #beautifuldestinations #intothewild #letsgosomewhere

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The Black Cuillin, Isle of Skye

The craggy wild feel of this place is hard to beat. We love visiting this remote corner of Skye by boat and hiking from the water’s edge.

Read on – an Image gallery and 60 second showcase video from Skye and the Inner Hebrides.

Welcome to Mordor… oops sorry I mean the Black Cuillin #Skye. #lovewilderness #scotspirit #earthpix #liveoutdoors #earthfocus #weliketotravel #bestvacations #themountainiscalling #theoutbound #exploremore #discoverearth #fantastic_earth #optoutside #theoutdoorfolk #landscape_hunter #superbueno #adventureculture #ourplanetdaily #beautifuldestinations #intothewild #letsgosomewhere @visitscotland

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Rupert Shanks

After a spell in the corporate world in London Rupert decided to find a more rewarding way of life involving a closer connection to the outdoors and to his camera! Rupert produces a lot of the photography and video for Wilderness Scotland and works within the Marketing team.

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