Scotland Road Trip

Part One

Earlier this month, Instagram.com/lovegreatbritain sent Brad Hobbs, Johnny Foy and I on an epic trip around Scotland as part of their #omgb campaign. Needless to say, we had a blast. This story is from day 1, Glencoe and Glen Etive, the most awe inspiring part of Scotland I've yet seen. The weather was terrible, which kinda made it.

We began the trip with an overnight stop and a dram in the legendary Instagram.com/glencoe_clachaig

The road to Instagram.com/glencoe_clachaig

Achnambeith cottage sits at the foot of Aonach Dubh, with Loch Achtriochtan to its right. A river crashes through the foot of its drive. How many houses do you know with their own bridge?!

The road heads north. We were headed south at this point.

Big landscapes, huge skies.

Tiny farmhouse at the foot of Bauchaille Etive MΓ²r.

The Glen Etive road.

Boomerang by @brad_hobbs

The mighty Buachaille Etive MΓ²r.

This road was made famous in Skyfall.

The famous Glen Etive bike shed.

Loch Etive

Stunning roads and landscapes wherever you look. Lochan Urr is off to the right.

The hill in the rear left was crucial for the next shot. We had to pay homage to Skyfall.

Heilan Coo.

Thanks for flipping through. We'll go from Loch Oich to Inverness and then down through the Cairngorms in part two, taking in Loch Ness along the way. #scotland #stelleruk #stellerstories #omgb #lovegreatbritain

  • tbyrnes

    Fun trip!!!

  • ghostedout

    @tbyrnes sure was. It was over all too quickly. Still, don't be sad it's over, be glad it happened. πŸ‘»

  • tbyrnes

    And plan for the next one.

  • oftwolands

    Stunning!

  • ghostedout

    @oftwolands thank you, the whole place is. It should be on everybody's bucket list.

  • dominickers

    Great story! I know you said the weather made the trip , but spare a thought for those of us who live here! β˜”οΈβ˜”οΈβ˜”οΈ

  • ghostedout

    @dominickers haha! Thank you. You make a deal with the weather gods if you live in the highlands don't you?! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

  • jordanfoy

    I love the last image, really really good.

  • ghostedout

    @jordanfoy coo coo ca choo!

  • duncanrpowell

    Wonderful stuff Matt!

  • B__xy

    Great one again, Matt! πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Always a pleasure! πŸ™πŸΌ

  • ghostedout

    @duncanrpowell thanks Duncan πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

  • ghostedout

    @bernard thanks Bernard, you too!

  • fabiosabbatini

    Images involving ;D

  • josypete

    I so loved our trip to Scotland... This story was awesome!!

  • josypete

    Great shots!! (Forgot to add that!)

  • fulvis

    Amazing! The bad weather added a bit of atmosphere! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‰

  • amanzottifoto

    Ur pictures make me want to pack and go now. What time of the year is this? Awesome!!

  • greyctbird

    Spectacular! Glad they sent you there!

  • kdgowdy

    LOVE. We are heading to Scotland in September...this just makes me want to go more! Looking forward to your "part two"

  • copperline

    Stunning Matt, just stunning. Glad that Scotland brought out its best weather for you! πŸ™ˆ Every shot is a beauty here, but *love* that shot of the deer on pg 13. I want that huge on my wall. The tones, the moment.. just πŸ™ŒπŸ»

  • lifeintones

    Excellent work mate! Looking forward to part 2!

  • Aamir_Steller

    Phenomenal.

  • ghostedout

    @josypete haha! Thanks man. Scotland's in my blood now. Was there three times last year.

  • ghostedout

    @fulvis yes, it sure did! Scotland's stunning in any weather.

  • ghostedout

    @amanzottifoto heh! Thank you. This was just ten days ago. All pics from this month.

  • ghostedout

    @greyctbird thanks! Me too

  • ghostedout

    @kdgowdy I'm sure you'll have a great time taking it all in. Part two coming as soon as I have a chance, thanks for being so kind.

  • ghostedout

    @copperline haha! Thanks Fiona, you're very kind. Yeah the rain and drama in the skies made for big pictures. The deer was a friendly fella, took loads of pics of him if you like the picture that much I'll happily send it to you.

  • ghostedout

    @lifeintones cheers matey, part two coming up next chance I get!

  • ghostedout

    @Aamir_Steller thank you Aamir πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

  • copperline

    Oh that's too much. I'd implode with excitement. And then I'd feel guilty cause you're a super-talented photographer who can't just be giving stuff away! There's just something about the handsomeness (I know, not a real word πŸ™ˆ) of a stag. And, without being clichΓ©d about it, it's quintessentially Scottish. And sometimes you see a photo like this that while familiar in subject feels different - in tone, particularly, or composition. So yeah, that photo has that *something*.

  • relaxocat

    Looks like a beautiful trip and the jumping bit was priceless!

  • ghostedout

    @copperline ah thanks Fiona, those stags are totally Scottish and no worries, of course you can have a pic!

  • ghostedout

    @relaxocat thanks, we had such a good time

  • copperline

    😳 wow πŸ™ˆ thank you! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜€

  • ghostedout

    @copperline what's your email address Fiona? Mine's in my profile if you wanna send me one to reply to.

  • copperline

    Hey πŸ‘‹πŸ» will do πŸ™πŸ» Am sitting at my desk contemplating how we got to Friday and the list of things I was meant to do this week! Good time to be distracted with an email! πŸ˜„

  • KodakmomentNina

    Fantastic landscapes! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜

  • iloveutah

    Best boomerang ever. Love the mood. I need to visit

  • ygershel

    Love it!!

  • guidamedlam

    @Isa_Silva vim muitas vezes a estes sitΓ­os

  • Isa_Silva

    @guidamedlam saudades de voltar Γ  EscΓ³cia

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