Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The colours of late summer in Scotland.

The colours of Scotland Outside are rapidly changing as summer seems to become an early Autumn. I am back out working for Hebridean Pursuits on a Roses Project course at Tavool House on Mull. We have another Tullochan group in the house until Friday and this is their 3rd course on Mull this year. HPL have been running a variety of courses and trips over the summer including out on Mull, Sea Kayaking in The Outer Hebrides, guiding climbs in Glencoe and on Ben Nevis and guiding expedition in the Atlas Mountains. HPL are gearing up for a busy working Autumn out at Tavool House Outdoor centre on Mull, in the mountains of Scotland, running Coasteering skills training courses, adventure weekends and back out in Morocco are amongst some of the highlights. The start of the winter season is not far away with hill walking courses and skills course booking up for December [not that we wish for winter just yet]. Moving between the islands and working in different locations offers a chance to witness the seasonal changes. This year the heather appears to have bloomed really early on Mull. It has been one of the greenest summers on islands and in the highlands I can remember and the hues of tones at present are truly beautiful. We seem to be experiencing extremes of weather conditions more frequently on the west coast which makes running outdoor courses slightly more challenging but as regards the landscape it enhancing the unique nature of Scotland's diversity.

Autumn appears to be setting in.

The colours of summer on Mull.

The Wilderness of Mull.

An Cliseam on Harris in July.

Early summer rain squall.