This is apropos of nothing photographic, but much about Scotland.
If you've begun to consider looking for a highly readable, extremely well researched, and non-academic, but seriously approached popular history of Scotland, I'd like to recommend John Prebble's "Lion in the North". Prebble, though a Sassenach (a Saxon/Englishman) he has a deep vein of profound scotophilia and has written several other books on more specific aspects of Scottish history..("The Glen Coe Massacre", "The Highland Clearances", are two more that come quickly to mind...but there are more...)..but "Lion in the North" is a great introduction to Scotland...and to Prebble.
I recall that I recommended it to RG some time ago. No idea if he has read it, but if he has, you might get his opinion on it.
I am so enjoying your images of your trip.
Thanks. That little speck of fern was included on purpose but for a more "orderly" image, it works pretty well without it too I think..
Appreciate the references. It is impossible to visit this place without getting caught up in its history, especially if we have forebears who came from there that we're curious about. Glen Coe was fascinating and beautiful.