SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS IN THE AUTUMN

Autumnal Glens & Lochs 

October  23rd-29th 2021

A small group, six night photography retreat in the cosy Highland village of Drumnadrochit. Autumn in the area is the best time to be visiting and experiencing its beautiful Glens, lochs and forests. 

£1250 – £1350

Duration: 6 nights / 5 days

Accommodation: Local restaurant with rooms in the village of Drumnadrochit by Loch Ness. 

Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Group size: Max 6

Fitness level: Moderate (Most locations within easy walking distance from car parking)

Deposit: £250

Cost: £1250 – £1350 

FIND YOUR OWN PATH

Connect to the remote beauty of the Scottish Highlands and respark your creativity in this five-day, six-night photographic workshop in multi locations. Each day, you’ll head off for a different destination, allowing you time to immerse guided by Margaret who’s aim it is to gently teach  and help you understand your own photography. Margaret has lived in Drumnadrochit for many years and has an in depth knowledge of the area. 

 

Scottish Highlands Photography Retreat 

Our base in Drumnadrochit is ideal for accessing many areas within the Highlands that come into their own at this time of year. Drumnadrochit is Margarets home so she knows the area and all its’ hidden gems of locations and she is excited to share them with you! Some of the beautiful and quiet areas we would visit include the glens surrounding Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Loch Tarff and if time allows, the Cairngorms. Exploring the quiet beauty of the glens, forests, lochs and rivers of the area, we will look at many aspects of landscape photography. Based around slowing down in nature, we will look at long exposures, creative photography and photography the small details within nature, intimate landscapes. 

Glen Affric is a dense pinewood forest, thick with a mysterious air and photogenic opportunities, accompanied by the Loch Beinn a’Mheadhain. Glen Affric is often described as the finest and most beautiful of all Scotland’s glens. A mystical mix of  lochs, moorlands and native pinewoods. It has an amazing variety of scenery and is a quiet, hidden gem.

Glen Strathconnon is a glen brimmed with hills either side that the light filters through as the Strathconnon river snakes its way down the roadside. Views down lochs, forestry and rivers can all be accessed along this incredibly remote ingle track road. 

Loch ness  – The famous site of Urquhart Castle and its many photographic spots that line the Lochside. From Invermoriston Bridge, the Pier at Dores, Fort Augustus with its views right down the Loch to the powerful Falls of Foyers.

HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • The deep and beautiful mountains & lochs of Glen Affric
  • The shores of Loch Ness, Urquhart castle 
  • Hearty Scottish food in award winning local restaurant 
  • The Highlands at their best as Autumn turns forests to gold, orange and reds. 
  • Glen Strathconan – a beautiful glen winding through Stathconan. 
  • Slideshows, movies & inspirational talks by Margaret 

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

We will be staying with a local family owned, award winning Restaurant, Bar and Rooms with a welcoming atmosphere. Hearty Scottish food and a quirky and comfortable stay. The tables are surrounded by Scottish heritage and an abundance of Whiskies from far and wide with experts on the topic behind the bar. Fiddlers have five times been voted SLTN Whisky Bar of the Year.

 

MARGARET SORAYA

Margaret specialises in photographing some of Scotland’s most remote and wild places and has photographed landscapes for 23 years.

She lives on the shores of Loch Ness and has spent years capturing the loch and surrounding countryside. Margaret is fascinated by the connection between wellness and being in nature, studying how nature heals, closeness in water is beneficial and how solitude in the outdoors can be revitalising for introverts.

Commissions have included travel to Iceland, Croatia, Italy and Boston. Her work has been published in National Geographic Traveller, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Rough Guides and regularly features in Scottish broadsheets.