Not only is Plockton nestled at the end of a narrow country road overlooking the calm waters of Lochcarron, the famous Plockton Crags and the Applecross Mountains beyond, but it is at the centre of Scotland's amazing west coast, the finest holiday destination in the country. At every corner there is a stunning view, with ever-changing weather, beautiful colours and a warm welcome. No one day is ever the same, with sometimes all four seasons appearing in one day, and occasionally in one hour! You'll never take a bad photo in our part of the world, so don't forget to bring your camera, plenty of memory cards, and take home some memories of a lifetime. And if you want to what it's like in Plockton right now then click on our webcam and get a taste of the Highlands!
Enjoy our gallery of pictures from around the area, click on an image to see a larger photo and then click the arrow to see the rest.
The road to Plockton
Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie, the finest in Scotland
Portree, the main town of Skye
The Five Sisters of Kintail from Mam Ratagan
Loch Hourn on the road to Arnisdale and Corran
Neist Point Lighthouse on Skye, great for watching marine life
The sandy beach just north of Applecross, home to 'Beachcomber Cottage'
Blaven, the blue mountain on the road from Broadford to Elgol
The pretty village of Shieldaig, Wester Ross
Dunvegan Castle, ancient seat of the Clan Macleod
The Museum of Island Life, Kilmuir, in the north of Skye
The Highland cows welcome visitors to Duirinish, Lochalsh
Ardvasar Harbour, on Sleat, 'the Garden of Skye'
Our sheep are a hardy lot!
The tranquil waters of Plockton Harbour
The Skye Bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh
Great waters for sea-kayaking
Eilean Ban, 'The White Island', once home to the author Gavin Maxwell
Duncraig Castle towers over Plockton Harbour
Some of the cruising waters in Scotland, this boat came from Alaska!
Plockton is a haven for yachts of all sizes!
Eilean Donan Castle from Carr Brae
The best sunsets in Scotland, this seen from Ord, south Skye
The 'Sula Mhor', Calum's Seal Trips returning from a cruise to the seals
Hanging mists below the Plockton Crags
Plockton Regatta, held each year at the end of July
Some of the 450 resident seals around the local waters
Plocktons colourful waterfront
One of the many sailing races during the regatta
Mackenzie's across the sea