Badenoch from Kinrara, Scottish Highlands

Badenoch Sunset

Badenoch from Torr Alvie Badenoch means ‘the drowned land’ and is the name of the district around Kingussie in upper Strathspey.  The Insh marshes form a large part of the district, and are said to be one of the most important marshes in Europe.  The marshes flood regularly in winter, absorbing and holding a massive […]

Insh Birch

Birch above Insh Marshes, near Kingussie, September A beautiful day in the birch woodlands above Insh Marshes, most definitely with a mix of sunshine and showers.  Insh marshes are said to be one of the most important wetlands in Europe, with many species over-wintering from the Arctic and Scandinavia.  I love the colours there at […]

Sunset on Ice

Sunset on Ice. Loch Insh, Strathspey. After several sub-zero days the ice had built up, with shoreline pressure-triangles created by the wind in the initial freeze.  The swans ‘trumpeting’ from the nearby marshes added to the late afternoon atmosphere. Now? Thick snow falls and I’ve been out playing on my skis all morning! As we […]