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There are current in society upwards of 3,000 proverbs, exclusively Scottish. The Scots are wonderfully given to this way of speaking, and as the consequence of that, abound with proverbs, many of which are very expressive, quick, and home to the purpose; and, indeed, this humour prevails universally over the whole nation. Scottish Proverbs.
Posted by Sandy Stevenson at 4:30 PM
Scotland including the Isle of Skye. I am pleased to announce a photo tour to Scotland featuring the Isle of Skye and Perthshire. Participants on this tour will explore and photograph the diverse landscape that Scotland has to offer. Join local guide Sandy Stevenson, and Tom and Pat Cory on this tremendous journey. Within the beautiful Perthshire area, Dunkeld is ideally situated as a base location, within easy driving distance to numerous Scottish sites including: Loch Tay, St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Stirling, Pitlochry, Crieff, Aberfeldy, Kinloch Rannoch, Dundee, and a myriad of interests in between.
The Isle of Skye, the largest of the Hebrides, provides endless locations to photograph on the mainland and the isle. We’ll plan each day at a relaxed pace, allowing enough time to photograph as well as taking in the local history, people and culture. We’ll be staying in the idyllic Village of Kyleakin, which is just over the bridge from the mainland. Kyleakin is a peaceful harbor village, overlooked and indeed protected by the impressive twin peaks of Beinn na Caillich and Sgurr na Coinnich, some 2,400 ft above sea level. A warm welcome awaits us at a quaint harbor side hotel, where we’ll have views of the harbor and Castle Moil, an ancient MacKinnon stronghold, with its own Viking history and ‘saucy’ Norse traditions. With talk of clandestine meetings between clan chiefs and tolls being levied on unsuspecting ships, the castle plaque makes interesting reading. Not far from Kyleakin are the Black Cuillin Mountains, the sparkling waters of Loch Sligachan, the Sleat Peninsula, and the quaint villages of Wester Ross.
Tom and Pat welcome enthusiastic photographers of all skill levels and photographic medium on their tours. While the emphasis is on the creative aspects of photography, they are happy to help you with any technical-artistic concerns that you may have. They enjoy helping you one-on-one in the field, giving you as much, or as little, instruction as you need. Workshops should be enjoyable educational experiences that not only emphasize photography, but also allow the time and opportunity to learn about the history, art, and culture of each location. Participants should be in good physical condition as there could be hiking over rough terrain. There is no serious climbing involved, but there are several rigorous walks that require participants to be in good physical condition.
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PO Box 580
Dryden, NY 13053
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