North-west Highlands

Loch Eriboll, Durness, Oldshoremore Bay, Ullapool, Loch Broom

Loch Eriboll

The waters of the great sea loch, Loch Eriboll, stretch away to the north; fine country for the fisherman or the walker.


The northern coastline of Scotland at Durness. The shore here is fine and varied, with rocky outcrops and sandy beaches. Even on fine days the haar can sweep in form the sea and the mist can shroud everything.

Oldshoremore Bay

Oldshoremore Bay, near Kinlochbervie. The sandy beaches on the west coast of Scotland can stretch for miles, deserted and idyllic.


Ullapool, busy fishing port and tourist centre for the north west. Ullapool was founded in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society to exploit the shoals of Herring that swept along Loch Broom.

Loch Broom

There is nowhere in Scotland more aptly named than Loch Broom, for its Gaelic name is Loch Bhraoin, which means ‘Loch of Rain Showers’. I doubt anybody has travelled to north west Scotland and not dodged a shower or three.