Look out your window.
Can you see marvellous mountains looming over majestic lochs? Craggy castles and lush rolling hills? Isolated wild beaches that feel like your very own deserted island?
No? Not even a lil’ bit?
Well, we don’t want to tell you how to live your life or anything, but it sounds like you need to move to the Hebrides ASAP. And to give you the necessary push you need to start packing your bags, here are the Scottish Highlands in all their STUNNING beauty.
1. BAY MACNEIL
Right, if looking at those clear blue waters has left you a lil’ bit emotional ‘cause you’ve wasted your entire life NOT living in Scotland…
We’re completely with you, and we’ve set up a why-didn’t-we-move-here-earlier support group that’ll meet on Mondays and Wednesdays.
2. Isle of Skye
Now, we don’t know about you, but we’re just going to keep telling ourselves that this is some next level Photoshop, so we don’t have to admit that THIS is actually Scotland and not some scene from Lord of the Rings.
BTW, it’s not Photoshop at all. Not even close.
3. Bienn Lora
Not sure how to say the name of this wonderful coastal town? Well, it’s pretty easy actually, just pronounce it like ‘TRAV-EL GOALS’.
4. Niest Point
Neist Point, Skye. I've never seen a sunset burn so intensely, it felt like the sky was literally on fire. Everything turned a beautiful golden, only for the colour to disappear as quickly as it appeared. As I often get asked, I shot this on a Nikon 24mm f1.8 lens – super wide and awesome for landscape!
So, let’s just get this straight. Scotland gets rivers of Irn-Bru, the title of most beautiful country in the world, AND now it gets the Sun too?!
This just isn’t fair.
Everything we know about cocktails. Both kidneys. Our entire 300-strong Beanie Baby collection.
Oh, don’t mind us, we’re just listing everything we’d give to live in that house.
6. Kiloran Bay
Waking up in Oban this morning and I can't quite believe that the amazing wkd I had actually happened. I just had such a fantastic time! ??? Massive thanks to @calmacferries for the wonderful trip, accommodation and festival tickets. I cannot recommend a visit to this island enough. I first visited it Feb last year and fell in love with Colonsay and this trip has just reaffirmed that! Get a visit booked now……I promise you won't be disappointed. Not only with the stunning scenery but with the lovely, friendly and helpful islanders. ??? xx
OH COME ON.
We really, really, really thought this was a suntrap in Jamaica.
7. GLENCOE LOCHAN
Another little shot of Glen coe Lochan , because why not?! Oh keep a little eye on @visitscotland later too? . . . #Ig_exquisite #master_shots #big_shots #mybritisholympus #ig_today #igglobalclub #thebest_capture #epic_captures #truemountainstories #instagood #WalkHighlands #exklusive_shot #ig_photostars #superhubs #main_vision #bbcbriatin #dream_image #RegattaStyle #ExpandYourPlayground #WhatGivesYouLife #MsrGear #CotswoldOutdoor #NoPlaceTooFar #TGO #adventurethatislife #takemeyonder #JessopsMoment
If this looks a touch familiar, it’s because Glencoe Lochan is where Hagrid’s Hut was filmed in all of the Harry Potter films, which probably explains why it looks so DAMN magical.
8. MEALT FALLS
Yes, that’s a waterfall. A lush AF waterfall in Scotland. A waterfall with so many tropical vibes it could be in an advert for Red Stripe.
9. Binnean Beag
This is getting truly ridiculous now.
We’re half expecting Jon Snow to appear and start doing battle with some pesky White Walkers.
We always thought we could only feel love towards a perfectly mixed cocktail, yet here we are, falling completely head-over-heels in love with the beauty of Inverness.
In fact, we love this quaint town SO much, we’ve booked the movers, labelled every last box FRAGILE (because we don’t trust said movers) and brought the kitchen sink. Why? We’re bringing our own brand of brilliant shizz with our… Inverness bar and restaurant!