Photos & words by Harry Martin
All over Scotland there are tales of faeries, daemons, kelpies and monsters, and the Isle of Skye is no exception. With place names such as the Faerie Bridge, Pools & Glen, it’s little surprise that superstition has played a big part in the islands culture. One place in particular has more than its fair share of stories; Duntulm Castle, in the north of the Trotternish Peninsula.
Read more: Duntulm Castle - ruins, ghosts and the aurora
The beginning of a new year is always the perfect launch pad for us to make improvements to our lives. Whilst others will be dieting or giving up alcohol/smoking, I’ve set myself a very easy-to-achieve task for 2016. When I recently sat down and looked through my work diary for 2015, I noticed how few days I’d had available to do my own photography. Most days I was out showing customers how to improve their camera skills in the best photo locations on Skye. When I do this, my focus is on the customer, not on taking my own photos. I also spent a long time off of Skye, on a combination of commercial assignments and hosting overseas photo holidays for Worldwide Explorers. Finally add in to the mix all the days I need to do admin work - organising bookings, printing calendars, postcards and photos, and planning for trips etc, and I had not more than 2 days over the entire year when I went off by myself to take my own photos. This simply isn’t good enough, so next year this will have to change.
Read more: A New Year's Resolution