Written by Stephen Whitehorne, one of Scotland's best-known photographer/authors, this book brings to life some of the most breathtaking scenery in the British Isles. Stephen has explored every nook and cranny of the Highlands and Skye – as well as the mountaintops. The Highlands are one of Europe's last great wilderness areas, one of the few remaining landscapes where genuine solitude can be sought and where the luxuries of silence and space abound. While the tourist boards tend to perpetuate the myths of kilt and bagpipe, the Loch Ness monster and romantic Medieval castles, most people visit Scotland for the reality – for the beauty and great diversity of its scenery, to discover remote lochs, atmospheric glens and dramatic mountains. The car tours, picnics and walks in this book will allow you to discover the very best the Highlands have to offer, whether from your seat in the car, out on a short stroll or committed to an energetic mountain hike.