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The West HighlandsThe West Highlands The area of Scotland from Lochaber to Durness is one of the most spectacular and isolated in Scotland. It is a landscape cut with great sea lochs and towering mountains. It is the heartland of the Scottish clans and it was here that the Jacobite cause lingered longest and with greatest force. As well as being a barrier these mountains and lochs were also an artery across Scotland. It was up the Great Glen that Columba travelled to convert the Picts, it was through the passes that Montrose swept to rout the Campbells at Inverlochy. It is a land rich in relics and magnificent scenery.

Elements: The Landscape of Scotland. In a book filled with breathtaking images, Craig McMaster has captured the essence of Scotland's wild landscape. From Rannoch Moor and Glencoe to Ardnamurchan, Torridon, Glen Affric, Arran, Iona and beyond, Craig explores towering mountains, secluded coves, enigmatic stone circles, dramatic skies and hidden lakes.

The HebrideansThe Hebrideans It consists of over 200 images taken by Gus over the last three decades, including a number from his most recent photographic essay on North and South Uist, as well as a completely new series of portraits and interiors. Described by Michael Russell as 'the best modern photographer of the Western Isles', Wylie's images capture the bleak beauty and remoteness of the islands. With an introductory essay by broadcaster and writer Finlay Macleod, a Lewisman whom Gus has known for many years and who has accompanied him on many of his expeditions across the islands The Hebrideans is a remarkable personal and intimate tribute to a landscape and people with whom Wylie has a deep empathy, and encapsulates with rare perception the unique character of the Hebridean spirit. A BBC Scotland documentary will follow Gus Wylies's work on this project.

The Unknown HebridesThe Unknown Hebrides Eileach an Naoimh, the Garbh Eileach, Dun Chonnuill, Luing, Lismore, Scarba, Fladda, Belnahua, the Crowlins, South Ascrib, Priest Island, Isle Martin, Soay, Shuna, Kerrera, Eilean Macaskin Featuring two main groups of islands, the islands of the Firth of Lorne and islands of Skye and Ullapool, The Unknown Hebrides is a spectacular celebration of some of the most beautiful and yet inaccessible of Scotlands island heritage. Not simply beautiful in themselves these islands serve as spectacular vantage points for the magnificent scenery around. From the great amphitheatre of the Firth of Lorne to the grandeur of the Cuillins from Soay, this book is a unique portrait of Scotlands forgotten islands. It is also a poignant reminder of islands long abandoned by man, and industry now long forgotten.

A Sense of Belonging to Scotland Ewan McGregor says, The photographs in this book will inspire the beautiful melancholia experienced by Scots away from home all over the world. Sir Cameron Mackintosh says, A ravishing book, with some of the most beautiful shots of Scotland I have ever seen.

Scotland from the Air The Scots are not alone in thinking Scotland the most beautiful part of the British Isles, from the cosy, domesticated Lowlands to the rugged Highlands and Islands, from its vibrant and cosmopolitan cities to its great castles and stately homes. Jason Hawkes' breathtaking photographs capture from a unique angle the huge variety Scotland has to offer, with dramatic views of landscape, moorland, forests and lakes, as well as the glories of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and historic sites like Traquair House, the standing stones of Callanish, and Cawdor Castle. Scotland From The Air.

Wild Scottish Places

Scotland: The Wild Places. This latest collection of panoramic photographs by award-winning photographer Colin Prior celebrates the breathtaking scenery of Scotland's wildland areas. It follows the longstanding success of his earlier book Highland Wilderness. Whereas Highland Wilderness focused on the issues involved in conserving the Highlands, this time Prior presents a mature reflection on the space and silence of those wild places, a salutory reminder to people that even in today's world such places do exist. His remarkable images encourage stewardship of the Highlands by inspiration rather than rhetoric.

Beautiful Villages of Scotland

The Most Beautiful Villages of Scotland. A collection of lavish photographs celebrates some of Scotland's most scenic glens and lochs, in a tribute that features such subjects as the picturesque fishing village of Auchmithie, the Edinburgh-surrounded community of Dean Village, and the island port-village of Tobermory on Mull.

Scotland from Above Referred to as a creative tour de force, the latest book from photographer Colin Baxter is truly a must-see. With more than 200 high-quality images helping to create a new perspective and a unique vision of Scotland from above-from 100 feet to over 12,000 feet above. This comprehensive overview of Scotland's geography is broken into seven chapters with a general introduction and a satellite view of Scotland using M-Sat true color imaging.

Hebridean Light. A unique collection of colour photographs of the Hebrides by the celebrated photographer Gus Wylie. For his monochrome work, Wylie has been acclaimed by author Michael Russell as 'The best modern photographer of the Western Isles'. This collection is a lyrical exploration of the possibilities that colour offers: a sense of time, and place a feel of the unique atmosphere and light that can only be found in the Hebrides; of the extraordinary quality of translucent water upon the freshness of white unpolluted sands. Wylie has built up the collection using pairs of images on double page spreads: comparing, for example, the colours of earth lichen and water in one shot with an image of a crofter weaving tweed in Harris. The result is a magical, beautiful collection acknowledges the incredible sensual pleasure of the environment.

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