Scotland’s Monochrome ‘Route 66’

Winding the weathered tarmac, slithering through thick carpeted heathery glens’…leaving your eyes wondering which way to look, the landscape changes from moment to moment, large shadows follow you along the predetermined route for miles, almost to the point of prediction, finally breaking to expose a glistening postcard scene….this is the west coast of Scotland, or at least a small section of it on the new tourist pilgrimage, the ‘West Coast 500’.


These images make up a snapshot of the first stage that, in summer, sees campervans and cyclists swell the roads. Inverness to Applecross consists of famous hairpin bends that descend down almost hand drawn like roads and possesses long stretches of barren panoramas that have hidden secrets that are right in front of you. This essay hopes to illustrate that raw attachment to the environment that we have and sometimes seek… you just need to take time to look and feel it.

Glen Docherty – Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

B&W Heaven

Bellow Beinn Eighe – Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

B&W Bay

Salmon Farm in Upper Loch Torridon – Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

Ruadh-stac Mor Beinn Eighe – Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

B&W Night Time Loch

View of Shieldaig – Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

B&W Roof

Tin Roof with View of Loch Sheildaig – Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

B&W Sky Takeover

Climbing Higher Loch Sheildaig – Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

B&W Eggs etc...

‘For Sale Eggs, Hats Etc…’ – Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

B&W Bealach

BEALACH NA BÀ, WESTER ROSS,- Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

B&W Shadow

BEALACH NA BÀ, WESTER ROSS – Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

STAC POLLAIDH, WESTER ROSS – Photo (Ross Cowper-Fraser)

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