Mink Machine

Scotland - 1500 miles of glens and lochs

Going through Glasgow, Oban, Edinburgh, Culloden, Rosslyn, Glen Coe, Stirling, Pitlochry, Loch Ness, Inveraray, Moulin, Inverness, Loch Lomond, Mallaig, Glenfinnan, Markinch, Menstrie, Auchtermuchty and all the way up to Isle of Skye.

  • The hills are alive with the sound of bagpipes

    The popular but boring postcard view of Edinburgh with the Dugald Stewart Monument. The most interesting part was the shortcut on the way down.

    Calton Hill, Edinburgh

  • The rock

    People have been living here since 900 AD and the oldest building on the hill is St Margaret's Chapel from 12th century.

    Castle Rock, Edinburgh

  • Memories of Skye

    The sheeps are guarding the road we came by.

    Isle of Skye

  • Lair of the highlander

    The infamous character Connor MacLeod was born in the village of Glenfinnan, but the castle is actually located elsewhere.

    Reine in Glenfinnan

  • The seat of MacLeod

    This is the castle from movie Highlander, the on-screen home of Clan MacLeod.

    Eilean Donan Castle

  • Toss it lad

    Some sports are more odd than others. One can't help but wonder who first came up with the idea of throwing a large log?

    Highland Games in Markinch

  • End of the road

    This picturesque castle was featured in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, renamed Castle Aaargh.

    Castle Stalker in Loch Laich

  • Mountain conquerors

    The full crew of Bagpipe Bastards, climbing up to the Old Man of Storr.

    Isle of Skye

  • Clan country

    Glen Coe, Scottish highlands

  • The quest for Nessie

    Come out, come out, whereever you are...

    Monster hunting on the shores of Loch Ness

  • Here but no further

    Staffin was named by the Vikings and means something like "place of upright pillars". A fairly good name, considering that these basaltic pillared rocks were their first sight.

    Kilt Rock at Staffin, Isle of Skye

  • Tranquility

    This is where Captain Haddock gets his favorite whiskey blend.

    Loch Lomond

  • Freedom

    This monument stands on a hilltop outside the town of Stirling. This was the site where William Wallace observed the arrival of the English army before the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

    Wallace monument, Stirling

  • Acquiring target

    Taking aim at the Wallace monument from the towers of Stirling Castle.

    View from Stirling Castle

  • Your mother was a hamster

    Another famous location from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This is where John Cleese insulted King Arthur in French accent and later goes on a killing spree at a wedding.

    Doune Castle

  • Across the fields of blood

    The battle of Culloden in 1746 was the last battle in Britain. Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites were defeated which brought big changes to the land.

    Patrolling the Culloden battlefield east of Inverness

  • Bricks of history

    This is the legendary chapel, built in 1456. It features a lot of intricate carvings including the Green Men and the Apprentice Pillar.

    Rosslyn Chapel

  • Ad astra

    This gothic thing is dedicated to Walter Scott. The building blocks made of shale have absorbed the smog of the Victorian atmosphere, giving a filthy black color.

    Scott Monument, Edinburgh

  • The armadillo

    This place was built in 1997 and reminds me of the Sydney Opera House.

    Clyde Auditorium along the river Clyde, Glasgow

  • We brääk for nobody

    Waiting in Mallaig for the ferry to Isle of Skye.

    Mallaig harbor

  • On the road

    I've driven along lots of roads in Scotland, but this is my favorite one. Beautiful hills, lots of bends and no traffic.

    A87 near Loch Cluanie

  • A sunny day


  • Sunset

    Apart from having a very fine whisky distillery, the town of Oban is also perfect for a late night stroll along the waterfront.


  • Nice and quiet

    Some people just don't like neighbours.

    Glen Coe, Scottish Highlands

  • The seat of MacLeod

    There can be only... three. This is the castle from movie Highlander, though not located in Glenfinnan after all.

    Eilean Donan Castle

  • Checking in for eternity

    This graveyard contains a Crusader grave and closed for burials in 1896.

    Moulin Church cemetery