Editor’s Diary: My Holiday Photos

In this week’s Editor’s Diary, I’m sharing some of the photos I took on my recent trip to the beautiful Isle of Skye.

It’s a bit of a cliche, I know, but I’m sure you’ll agree the scenery was just too spectacular to keep to myself.

My picture at the start of this post shows the picturesque bridge at Sligachan. Just look at those bright blue skies! Not bad for Scotland in March. I was lucky enough to enjoy several days of weather like this in the week I was there.

My second picture was taken early one morning from the doorstep of my holiday cottage. I glanced out of the window and saw the Red Cuillin demonstrating just why it’s so named! It was reflecting the colours of a stunning crimson sunrise.

The majestic Black Cuillin ridge still had a light dusting of snow, even in the sunshine. It dominates the view for miles around on a clear day. and – again! – scarcely a cloud in the sky.

People often say there are no trees in the Hebrides. Not true! Skye has several woodlands, especially in the south of the island.

This one, more unusually, is in the north, in the ferry port of Uig. Now looked after by the Woodland Trust, it’s a small but delightful haven for wildlife.

I discovered a new walk this time. The Plock, at the Kyle of Lochalsh end of the Skye Bridge, is a fabulous community parkland with lots to see and explore. This hidden cove is at the end of the herring path once used by fisherman to transport their catch from boats to market.

I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting Skye with me!

Read Angela’s previous Editor’s Diary articles.


Angela Gilchrist

Angela is Former Editor-in-Chief of “The People’s Friend” magazine. Her passions include cats, Highland ponies, good books, vegetarian food and long walks in the Scottish countryside. Her favourite place to get away from it all is the magical Isle of Skye.