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Eilean Glas Lighthouse on Scalpay

Eilean Glas Lighthouse on the island of Scalpay is a gem. Tower of red and white gloss painted brickwork surrounded by dishevelled outbuildings and a huge rusty fog horn. It lies north west of the northern most top of Skye protecting shipping from the turbulent Minch waters.

Fog horn and Eilean Glas Lighthouse

 

Eilean Glas with Skye in background

One of Scotland’s first four build in the 1700’s.

Approaching rain and the fog horn’s reply

 

Eilean Glas helicopter landing zone

 

Outbuildings
Outbuildings

 

Sunset on Eilean Glas
Sunset on Eilean Glas

 

Interior

 

Roof

 

Interior

 

Eilean Glas
Eilean Glas

 

Fuel or compressed air tanks for foghorn

 

Protecting The Minch to Skye
Protecting The Minch to Skye

 

Belting it out

 

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Harris Scotland

North Harris Scotland is another slice of nice. Rainbows, rain and sunshine bring out so much definition in landscape photography. A bridge in the east links to Scalpay, an island of around 300 people that includes the lighthouse at Eilan Glas. More photography of that soon.

Hamlet, Isle of Scalpay
Hamlet, Isle of Scalpay

 

Harris arch
Harris arch

 

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Isle of Harris Scotland

On leaving the campsite on Isle of Harris Scotland I noticed someone waiting for a bus, so I offered a lift. One of many pleasures of rural Scottish highlands is be friendly and you get friendly. They love to share the island and the culture with you.

Rainbow on Loch an Luig
Rainbow on Loch an Luig

Hebridean weather is driven by the jetsteam and prevailing south west atlantic winds. I experienced many changes from sunshine, howling horizontal rain, oodles of rainbows then beautiful sunshine – within an hour. Photography becomes a waiting game, but unlike most places it changes quickly so you often get your wish many times in one day.

Across Sound of Taransay, south isle of harris scotland
Across Sound of Taransay, south

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