Wim van Velzen photography

Central Highlands

Tyndrum 1 Tyndrum 2 Glen Orchy 1 Glen Orchy 2

Ben Lawers 1 Ben Lawers 2 Ben Lawers 3

Ben Lawers 4 Ben Lawers 5 Ben Lawers 6

Glen Lyon 1 Glen Lyon 2

Tyndrum 3 large Tyndrum 4 Tyndrum 5 Tyndrum 6

Tyndrum 7 Tyndrum 8 Rowardennan Forest

By lack of a better name I called the area between Rannoch Moor and Loch Lomond Central Highlands. Less cultivated and less ravaged by tourists - playing golf or not - than the Grampian Mountains. An area with beautiful glens and lots of peace as soon as you leave the main roads.

I myself like Glen Lyon and Ben Lawers best. Soon thoughts and daydreams about living in Scotland rise up in my mind. Maybe a little too much silence though...

Part of Ben Lawers is fenced against sheep and deer. That way all kinds of flowers and tiny animals get a chance to recover from overgrazing. And so they do! Simply beautiful are the lichens making maps by their forms and colours.

Another favourite of mine is the Tyndrum campsite. A nice forest is just a minute's walk or probably even less. One can do a mile of the West Highland Way. Or just throw some stones in the river and dream away.