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Seeing Scotland Photographic Safari 2017

You can read a previous blog from this safari here

Suilven at duskBuachaille Etive MorBowfiddle Rock Commando Memorial

This one week photo-safari is for photographers at all levels of ability. We aim to provide a variety of photo-opportunities to give you a true taste of what Scotland offers the photographer. Highlights include Royal Deeside, the Cairngorms National Park, Glencoe, Glen Affric, Fort William, Eilean Donan, Spean Bridge Commando Memorial, Glenfinnan, Inverness, Ullapool, the Moray Coast and the Granite City of Aberdeen with a trip out to the dolphins of the Moray Firth (weather permitting).

DAY ONE: We spend the day travelling through Royal Deeside, stopping at various locations along the way to photograph wildlife and landscapes. We finish up in the picturesque Perthshire town of Pitlochry, where we spend the night. This part of the safari includes a trek to the top of Cairnwell to photograph Ptarmigan and Mountain Hare. There is no guarantee that the chair-lift will be operating, so it may involve a fairly steep one-hour trek to get there. Good walking boots and walking poles are essential.

DAY TWO: We leave Pitlochry and head across the bleak wilderness, dotted with beautiful lochs and lochans that is Rannoch Moor, to the spectacular Glen Coe. We spend the night in Glen Coe.

DAY THREE: We begin with some more exploration of Glen Coe and Glen Etive before heading out west to Glenfinnan, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the standard to start the 1745 rebellion. Afterwards we head back inland to spend the night in Fort William.

DAY FOUR: Leaving Fort William we head first to Spean Bridge, to visit the Commando Memorial that overlooks the wild mountain landscapes where the Commandos of WWII carried out their training. From there we head out west again to the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle, before heading north to spend the night at Cannich.

DAY FIVE: We spend this day exploring the spectacularly beautiful Glen Affric and Glen Cannich before heading to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, to spend the night.

DAY SIX: We leave Inverness and head north west to Ullapool, where the rugged and breathtaking coastal scenery of Loch Broom takes the breath away. We spend the night in Ullapool.

DAY SEVEN: From Ullapool, we head across country to Cromarty, where we take a 2-hour ride out into the Moray Firth on a high-powered rib to photograph Dolphins and Porpoises. From Cromarty, we then head south to Inverness and along the Moray Firth Coast. Our final photographic opportunity will be a sunset shot of the spectacular Bowfiddle Rock at Portnockie before we head back to Aberdeen, arriving around midnight.

The cost for this safari is £850 which includes Bed and Breakfast accommodation (based on two sharing) and transport throughout the trip. A deposit of £250 is required to secure your booking. The next date for this safari is Saturday 1st July 2017 to Friday 7th July 2017. To ensure we are able to book suitable accommodation on the safari for all participants, we require deposits by 30th April 2017. For late bookings please contact us directly to ensure we can arrange your accommodation before booking.

Numbers are limited to six participants and places are sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

To book your place, please use the PayPal link below. If you prefer alternative methods of payment, please contact us here to discuss your preference.

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Recommended equipment for this workshop is:

    Camera
    Lenses from wide angle to telephoto
    Sturdy walking boots

    Waterproof clothing

    Tripod

Optional Items:

    Graduated Neutral Density Filters

    Polarising Filter

    Remote Release

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