When planning to tour Scotland a must visit is the west
coast of Scotland. Take a tour through the scenic beauty
of Glenfinnan on your way to Mallaig. The Loch Eilt Pines
in this picture are an example of the ancient Caledonian
pine forest. The Scots pine along with birch and oak covered
a large part of Scotland in bygone days. There are still
a few good examples of this historic forest remaining,
particularly in Glen Affric and Rothiemurchus Forest near
Aviemore.In both of these areas you can enjoy the full
majesty of the Scots Pine. If you are interested in photography
you will enjoy the landscape of this part of Scotland
and take away many wonderful photographs of your visit
The area around Loch Eilt is rich in the history of Scotland.
Nearby is Glenfinnan where Charles Edward Stuart raised
the Royal Standard to start the '45 Jacobite rebellion.In
more modern times Glenfinnan is famous for it's concrete
viaduct on the West Highland Rail Line which carries passengers
to the fishing villages of Arisaig and Mallaig , where
you can catch a ferry, for the Isle Of Skye or the Small
Isles of Eigg, Rum, Canna and Muck. You can also reach
Knoydart , from Mallaig, a wonderful wilderness area.
No roads lead to Knoydart the only other access is by
path from Kinlochhourn or a long trek from Glen Dessary
but worth the effort.