Scottish Highlands Pictures 2
Often referred to as the prettiest village in Scotland, Plockton, population 378, is on the shore of Loch Carron, off the Atlantic. The TV series Hamish Macbeth was filmed there.
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Another fine Highland highway for testing steering.
Gairloch beach and loch, Atlantic Ocean. Gairloch is small fishing town with banks, shops and a museum.
Achmelvich beach and loch, Atlantic Ocean. It's just north of Lochinver and a popular camping destination.
A Pine Marten in a Caledonian pine, found all over the Highlands.
One of Britain's rarest mammals, Pine Martens hunt in trees and on the ground. They like to roam in broad-leaved or conifer woodlands, and the destruction of these is a threat to the species. They find most of their food on the ground, and they hunt for small mammals, birds, insects, fungi, berries, birds' eggs and carrion.
Woah! Next, pictures of Scottish Islands off the west coast Highlands.
For gear heads who are wondering what the white car is on the previous page, it's a Superlight R500 Duratec Cosworth, 520 bhp per ton, built in Caterham, Surrey. It went round the Top Gear track faster than a Bugatti Veyron and was their Car of the Year in 2010. It's 'the work of the devil', they say.
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