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Wild Scotland

Photo Tour Scotland Highlands

Wild Scotland

CHF 3'390 per person
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Scotland Photo Tour

Scotland offers a wealth of photography subjects and sets the pulses racing of all nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. On this photo tour, you can expect to enjoy spectacular scenery with constantly changing weather and light conditions. It truly is an El Dorado for photographers.

There is an abundance of amazing scenic highlights to enjoy on this one-week photo tour. Our Scottish photo guides, including Marcus McAdam who is the editor of the Photographers Guide to Skye, know the island better than any other photographer. The best photography spots are guaranteed. The wild and rugged beauty of the Isle of Skye is the focus of this photo tour. This magical island in the Inner Hebrides is the home of some of the most famous landscapes in Scotland. The island will not fail to impress you. Mountain ranges and breathtaking coastline await you, including craggy rock formations such as the Old Man of Storr, the fairytale landscapes near the Quiraing and the impressive Cuillin mountain range.

You will stay in the Highlands near Glencoe en route to the Isle of Skye. This is without doubt one of the most beautiful places in Scotland. This picturesque region is furrowed by deep valleys and high mountains.

8 - 15 May 2021 (fully booked)

6 - 13 November 2021

8 days / 7 nights from/to Edinburgh

6 - 8 guests

Edinburgh – Glencoe – Isle of Skye - Edinburgh

English- and German speaking photo guides

The Scotland Photo Tour offers extraordinary highlights!

  • During both photo tours in spring and autumn, you will be accompanied by renowned professional photographers such as Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson and Harry Martin. All three live on the Isle of Skye and know the region like the back of their hands.
  • The unsettled and rapidly changing weather conditions in Scotland produce fantastic light conditions and guarantee that you will capture dramatic and high-contrast images.
  • The wild and rugged beauty of the Isle of Skye with its breath-taking coastline, waterfalls, rock formations and impressive landscapes will not fail to impress you.
  • The Glencoe valley in the Highlands is one of the most beautiful regions in Scotland and it has provided the backdrop for a number of famous films such as the James Bond film Skyfall.

Photo Guides

Local Guides

For our photo tours to Scotland, the photo tour guide is Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson or Harry Martin. All three of them live in Scotland and know the best photo locations, especially the best time of day or ideal weather conditions for photographing each photo spot.

Portfolio Fabio Antenore

Harry Martin

Local Photo Guide

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Marcus McAdam

Local Photo Guide

Nick Hanson

Nick Hanson

Local Photo Guide

Amazing Views Photo Guides

Scotland photo tours are accompanied by our Amazing Views photographers Jennifer Brühlmann or Martin Maegli.

Jennifer Brühlmann

Jennifer Brühlmann

Amazig Views Photo Guide

Martin Mägli

Martin Mägli

Amazig Views Photo Guide

Price

8 – 15 May 2021

CHF 3‘390.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 3‘980.- | Price per person in a single room

6 – 13 November 2021

CHF 3‘390.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)
CHF 3‘980.- | Price per person in a single room

Included in the price

Professional photography and location guide by photographer Marcus McAdam, Nick Hanson or Harry Martin

Tour guide from Amazing Views (German & English)

7 nights accomodation in modern city hotels in Edinburgh and charming, family owned country hotels

Breakfast

Transfer to all the photo locations in a comfortable minivan

Intensive mentoring, photography tuition and instructions by the workshop guides

Comprehensive travel information

Not included in the price

Individual travel to and from Edinburgh

Lunch, dinner and drinks

Personal expenses, entry fees etc.

Tips/gratuities

Cancellation costs insurance, travel insurance

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What our clients say

Frank

The trip was excellently prepared and organized from the beginning to the very last detail. Everything worked out perfectly. The travel documentation was very informative and comprehensive. Our companions Jenny and Nick were excellent hosts, always very attentive, helpful and in a good mood. The atmosphere within the group was great, also thanks to our companions. The trip will remain in my best memories.

Mystical Scotland, October 2019

Dominique

It was my first trip to Scotland, but definitely not the last! As a part-time press & event photographer, my concern with photo tours is not so much to be supported by the photographers, but to be in the right place at the right time. The group also significantly increases the motivation for getting up early. The local photographers Nick (Wild Scotland) and Marcus (Outer Hebrides) knows their region, they know exactly which photo spots work best in which weather and they also share their knowledge. The support by Jenny and one of the two local photo guides was sensational, communicative and always trying to bring out the best for the participants. My expectations were exceeded by far, even as an event photographer I was able to learn a lot in landscape photography thanks to the support. Thank you very much for these two photo tours in breath-taking Scotland. I will be gladly back with Amazing Views.

Wild Scotland & Outer Hebrides, May 2019

Christiane

The photo tour was perfectly organized right from the beginning, already the detailed information before the start of the tour indicated for an excellent organization. The daily planning, adapted to weather conditions and the interests of us photographers left nothing to be desired and the beauty of the landscapes contributed the rest. We always had the feeling that Jennifer and Nick wanted to bring out the best for the participants and we were always reminded to ask questions, get information and express wishes. Personally, I always felt very comfortable and in good hands, had fun taking pictures and certainly learned a lot. The "camp frenzy" also didn't come up because of the harmonious group - my conclusion: I'm any time happy to travel again with Amazing Views!

Wild Scotland, May 2019

Andrea

This fantastic photo week in the Scottish Highlands and on the Isle of Skye will remain in my positive memories for a long time. I rarely get so much good photo material together in one week. The support by Jenny and Nick was very pleasant and professional. They led us to unique photo spots and passed on their photo knowledge in a pleasant way. I was able to profit a lot and refine my photo technique. I was completely satisfied and would go on a photo tour with Amazing Views again anytime.

Wild Scotland, May 2019

Markus

In May I was in Scotland for the first time ever on an organized photo tour. Not only did I enjoy the breath-taking landscapes, but also the trip and its organisation was just perfect for me and met or exceeded all expectations. It is unbelievable with what commitment and passion the two photographers/guides Jennifer & Nick are working and putting their shoulders to the wheel. The planning is highly professional and everything is adjusted to the right light and weather conditions. If the weather did not play along, we reorganized and looked for other spots. It was an incredibly great and learning week together with other photo enthusiasts and we had a lot of fun.

Wild Scotland, May 2019

Heinz

This is my first time in Scotland, and I am simply thrilled. The tour was top organized by Jenny and very professionally guided by Nick Hanson. We did not lack for anything. Very suitably selected hotels with very good Scottish cuisine including local specialities such as haggis. Partly off the beaten track we went to the most beautiful photo motives of Isle of Sky and the Highlands. Often, we took pictures at places we would never have found without the local guide. It is not easy to find spots on Skye that are always adapted to the weather, but Jenny and Nick mastered that. Thanks again and good light wherever you take pictures.

Wild Scotland, September / October 2018

Diana

With Jenny, Harry and Nick we were allowed to get to know a part of Scotland. I can now understand your enthusiasm for this wild country. Thank you so much for letting me come along. As a beginner I felt well looked after among all the cracks, and not at all as an outsider. I got a different eye for the landscape around me and I am very grateful for that. My photo equipment is always ready.

Outer Hebrides & Wild Scotland, September / October 2018

Susanne

Wild Scotland fully complied with the tender! With sunshine and blue "disturbances", with rainbows and hailstorms we were able to capture the landscape photographically. What more could the photographer's heart desire... Jenny and Nick were always helpful and competent at our side. Gladly anytime again!

Wild Scotland, September / October 2018

Isabella

Seldom has a landscape impressed me as much as the one on Skye. The peace and simplicity of the landscape is breathtakingly beautiful. The weather was mostly good and so I took great pictures with beautiful light moods. Now I can reminisce at home while editing the pictures. Jenny and Nick were great tour guides/photographers and always brought us to the photo spots at the right time of day (sometimes even in the middle of the night). With their patient and humorous manner, they always gave us valuable tips. Thanks for the great organization and unforgettable days. See you next time...

Wild Scotland, May 2018

Fabian

The trip was great! The organization and execution, as well as the support was super. We visited very nice photo spots, as described in the travel description. Also, we were lucky with the weather. Except for a little rain it was nice and warm. I also think it's great that we were accompanied by guides who know the region very well. This was my first trip with Amazing Views and my expectations were completely fulfilled.

Wild Scotland, May 2018
8 days
8 guests + 2 photo guides Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    08.05.2021
  • Return Time
    15.05.2021
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Day 1 – Arrival in Edinburgh and onward journey to Glencoe

Outward journey to Scotland to be organised by the individual traveller. Meeting point is at Edinburgh Airport between 12 am – 2 pm. We weill then set off in our comfortable minibus to Glencoe. You will stay overnight in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.
Glencoe is one of the most beautiful regions in the Western Highlands. The glen with its epic landscapes is picturesquely located between the shores of Loch Leven and Rannoch Moor. Several famous films, such as the James Bond film Skyfall and the Harry Potter films were filmed in this region.
During the late afternoon, you will have time to photograph some of the most spectacular spots.
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Day 2 – Glencoe and the Highlands

Today you’ll head out to capture the beautiful landscape of the Scottish highlands. We will shoot during sunrise and sunset around 3 to 4 hours per photo session. Depending on the weather conditions we will visit the beautiful lakes of Rannoch Moor, wild creeks, rivers and waterfalls of the Glencoe valley as well as the impressive Buachaille Etive Mòr and the mighty Three Sisters of Glencoe.
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Day 3 – From Glencoe to the Isle of Skye

Today we set of in the direction of the Isle of Skye. We will naturally take plenty of time on the journey to stop off at some beautiful spots to take some photographs. The first photo session on the scenic Isle of Skye will take place during the late afternoon.
The Isle of Skye, which is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides, is a magical place. It is certain to impress you with its mountain ranges, breathtaking coastline and impressive scenery.
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Day 4 to 6 – Isle of Skye

We will be taking photos for 3 - 4 hours each day during the morning and in the late afternoon. The Isle of Skye is an absolute dream for anyone who likes to photograph landscapes. Craggy mountains, deep valleys, fascinating coastline, rushing streams, beautiful waterfalls and picturesque lighthouses. There are numerous subjects to photograph, such as the famous Old Man of Stoor, the Quiraing maze of rock formations, the pretty, quaint fishing village of Elgol with its breathtaking views of the Cuillin Mountains and obviously so much more. We will put together the exact programme for the day at the last minute when we are at our destination so that we can respond to the actual weather and light conditions. Our photo guide will lead you to the most beautiful photo locations. All our Scottish photo guides live on Skye and know the island like the back of their hands.
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Day 7 – Back to Edinburgh

In the morning, you can once again take your time photographing on the Isle of Skye (weather depending). During the course of the day we will take you back to Edinburgh where we will arrive in the evening. If there is time we have the opportunity to head out and shoot some nice cityscapes.
The Scottish capital city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland. The magnificent Old Town with its winding streets along the Royal Mile and the New Town that dates back to the eighteenth century with its wide squares and expansive streets provide excellent subject matter for many great photographic images. A range of tourist attractions can be found between Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament and Edinburgh Castle.
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Day 8 – End of the tour

The photo tour comes to an end today. You will embark on your journey home or onward journey.

Accommodation

Edinburgh

Our hotel in Edinburgh is centrally located in the New Town. You can reach the famous shopping street Princess Street, Calton Hill or the Old Town within a few minutes by foot with its magnificent building facades and Edinburgh Castle.
The hotel offers very comfortable rooms with all the comforts of a city hotel.

Glencoe

Our Hotel is located on the A82, one of the most important roads that leads into the Highlands and further on towards the Scottish islands. It lies in the heart of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland on the edge of Rannoch Moor and at the entrance to the Glencoe valley.
The hotel is renowned for its excellent cuisine and hospitality. It offers excellent rooms with wonderful views.

Isle of Skye

The charming family-run Hotel & Lodge located in the tranquil village of Uig offers comfortable rooms and very friendly service. The restaurant is renowned for its freshly prepared seafood. There are magnificent views from the hotel of the sea and the Trotternish Peninsula.
This hotel will provide the base from which we travel to the most beautiful photo locations on the Isle of Skye.
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Weather

It is likely that you will experience four seasons in one day in Scotland. These rapidly changing weather conditions are precisely what makes photographing these landscapes so very exciting. Fantastic lighting effects occur and the resulting shots are instantly much more dramatic.

Time of travel May

May is one of the best times to travel to Scotland as it statistically has the least amount of rainfall and the most amount of sunshine next to June. The daytime temperatures are a mild 10 to 14 degrees. In April/May there are also very few flies and midges so you can photograph without being troubled.

Time of travel October / November

Temperatures fluctuate between 10 and 14 degrees in the autumn months of September, October and November. Rain can be expected from time to time in autumn. The sun also shows its face in Scotland in the autumn. The average hours of sunshine is approx. 2 to 4 hours a day. The weather is changeable and provides wonderful atmospheres for photography. The troublesome flies and midges are also no longer active in the autumn.

Fitness level

The tour is not particularly physically demanding. Short walks are required to reach the photo locations. The hiking trails in Scotland (if they exist at all) can sometimes be uneven or boggy as they usually cross moorland and heathland.

Order of events for the photo workshop / photo tour

So that you can capture photos at the right time with the right light during the early hours and twilight, we will be out and about for around four hours particularly around the hours of sunrise and sunset. You then have some time available during the morning and afternoon to rest, catch up on sleep, explore the surrounding area or take part in image critiques and tutorials if you so wish.

Double room

Single travellers can book half of a double room. If there is no other guest who wants to share the room, the single room surcharge will apply.

Entry requirements Scotland

Swiss, German and Austrian citizens need a valid identity card or passport to enter the UK. The documents must be valid until the end of the trip.

Insurance

We strongly advise you to purchase insurance for cancellation and return journey costs, which will be needed in the event of a secluded region being evacuated, a local hospital stay or return travel costs to your home country.

Travel information FDFA

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Prices

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Wild Scotland

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