Natural inspiration


Ardvreck Castle, Inchnadamph, Assynt, Sutherland

Visited my favourite place in the world, recently: the north west Highlands.

This land holds an ancient natural beauty that is wild and unsullied and there is nowhere more inspirational to a fantasy writer like me.

The edge of Rubha Duilich overlooking Enard Bay, Ross and Cromarty

So inspirational, in fact, that the main character from The Ghost Tree is a native of Sutherland.
Here are a few sepia snaps with a bit of added noise (to those photo techies out there) to illustrate what I mean.
This place should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Applecross Bay looking on to the Isle of Skye, Ross and Cromarty


Achnahaird Bay, Coigach Peninsula, Ross and Cromarty