Posts for photography

Scotland’s Blooming in Spring

Monday 18th Feb 2019

Scotland bursts into life as Spring approaches & it is a glorious time to travel As the days get longer, landscapes come alive with new displays of flora and fauna and its a great time to explore the best Scotland has to offer:   Scottish Flowers in Spring Spring is a great time to see […]

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Coillabus, Islay

Wednesday 27th May 2015

The Isle of Islay is the most southernly of the Inner Hebrides. Partly flanked on one side by Jura, it is vastly different from its near neighbour with the flatter terrain much more suited to agriculture. With a population of over 3,000, you can expect to meet some of the friendliest people in the country. […]

Bowmore, Round Church, Islay, Main Street

Guest post: My Islay

Wednesday 13th May 2015

Islay, one of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, is world renowned for its wildlife, weather and whisky. It can become a very personal place for many, including our guest writer, graphic designer and curious explorer, Ali Campbell. Islay – From Childhood, Forever. Islay has always been a place that I have been drawn to. The seeds of […]

The Isle of Skye in Photos

Monday 14th Jul 2014

Do you hear that?  It’s the sound of a holiday on Skye calling… If these photos have left you wanting to sink into spectacular surroundings and bask in the tranquil beauty of this extraordinary landscape, why not browse our holiday cottages Skye and find the perfect base for your island holiday.

Lewis and Harris in Photos

Saturday 5th Apr 2014

If you enjoyed our interview with videographer and photographer Mo Thomson, here’s an extra special treat – Mo not only shared wonderful stories about his time in the Outer Hebrides for our focus this month, but a series of beautiful photographs taken whilst filming his gorgeous timelapse videos of Lewis and Harris (like this one). We […]

Interview with Mo Thomson: Hebridean Love

Thursday 3rd Apr 2014

Like many others, I have been inspired and enchanted by Mo Thomson’s beautiful videos of the Outer Hebrides.  When I first watched ‘A Sun-Kissed Weekend’ I was completely and utterly absorbed, as if I had been pulled right into the scenery – standing on the dunes with the wind-blown grass, ankle-deep in the sea as waves […]

Argyll’s Hidden Gems

Wednesday 5th Mar 2014

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that we aim to bring you inspiring holiday ideas and highlight lesser-known sights and attractions.  To give you tips on some of Argyll’s hidden gems, we spoke to one of the highly commended winners of our Real Scotland Photography Competition – adventurer, blogger and photographer Will Copestake.  Will has […]

The Real Scotland: Judges’ Winners

Thursday 20th Feb 2014

Highly Commended Winners We want to thank each and every entrant of The Real Scotland Photography Competition – the images that were submitted form a truly beautiful gallery of ‘the real Scotland’.  Our overall winner, as voted by the public, was Aldo Costa from Italy, with his stunning shot of Tolsta Bay on the Isle […]


Monday 17th Feb 2014

Our Real Scotland Photography Competition may have ended but we would still love to see your snaps of #therealscotland.  Just post on our Facebook page or tweet us @embracescotland using the hashtag to share your photos of the lovely hidden gems, off-the-track scenes and magical views that set your heart soaring during Homecoming 2014. We’ll […]

In Pictures: The Beauty of the Moray Coast

Tuesday 3rd Dec 2013

Having been brought up on the Moray Coast, I could talk at length about its beauty.  For me it is a truly special place, brimming over with charming fishing villages, gorgeous views and stunning sunsets.  The picturesque village of Findhorn is where I spent many summers as a child: playing on the beach, learning to […]