Scottish Highlands Photography Workshop

Loch Ness and Glencoe

23rd - 29th October 2021

A six-night Scottish Highlands landscape photography workshop based 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. Join landscape photographer Margaret Soraya in her hometown to develop your own photographic practice and be inspired through nature.


Duration: 6 nights / 5 days

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

Included: Accommodation, all tutoring,
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
All transport during the retreat.

Excluded: Alcoholic Drinks & camera insurance.

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

What to bring - Bring warm, waterproof clothing, cameras and tripods. Tripod, filters, remote shutters, memory cards and a laptop if you can.

Travel Planning - Please do not hesitate to ask if you need journey planning advice. We will arrange to collect you from the agreed meeting location.

Deposit: £250

Cost: £1350

Tutor: Margaret Soraya

Scottish Highlands Photography Workshop

Connect to the remote beauty of the Scottish Highlands and re-spark your creativity in this five-day, six-night Scottish Highlands Photography workshop. Each day, you’ll head off for a different destination, allowing you time to immerse. You will be guided by Margaret whose 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 Workshop

Our base for the Scottish Highlands Photography workshop is Drumnadrochit. Ideal for accessing many areas in the Highlands that come into their own at this time of year. Drumnadrochit is Margaret’s home, so she knows the area and all its’ hidden gems of locations and 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 at many aspects of landscape photography. Based around slowing down in nature, I teach long exposures, creative photography, and photography as well as intimate landscapes.

Glen Affric 

Glen Affric is a dense pinewood forest, thick with a mysterious air and photogenic opportunities, accompanied by the Loch Beinn a’Mheadhain. Described as the finest and most beautiful of all Scotland’s glens, a mystical mix of lochs, moorlands, and native pinewoods.

Glen Strathconnon

Glen Strathconnon is a glen brimmed with hills either side as the Strathconnon river snakes its way down the roadside. Views down the Loch, forests, rivers, and a real sense of remoteness.

Loch Ness 

Loch Ness is fantastic for landscape photography. From the famous Urquhart Castle to its’ many lochside spots. From Invermoriston Bridge, the Pier at Dores, Fort Augustus with its views right down the Loch to the mighty Falls of Foyers.


The deep and beautiful mountains & lochs of Glen Affric

The shores of Loch Ness, Urquhart castle 

Hearty Scottish food in an 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 

Scottish Highlands Photography workshop


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.


I specialise in photographing some of Scotland’s most remote and wild places. Spending considerable time on the Outer Hebrides and exploring other equally remote areas. I adore the beauty in remote landscapes and being based in the Highlands of Scotland, it is relatively easy for me to get wild and beautiful places.

I have been photographing landscapes for 23 years since relocating to the Highlands of Scotland. My work has been printed widely and I have exhibited at The Bosham Gallery.

In the past 8 years, I have been commissioned to travel to photograph in countries such as Italy, America, Iceland, the Azores, Swaziland and Croatia. However, my main interest always comes back to the beautiful wild landscapes of the North of Scotland and the Scottish Isles.

Margaret Soraya leading a workshop in wild weather