Where faerie mountains meet the sea

A wild wet week in a bothy in Scotland….to some maybe a bit of a hard sell as a summer holiday but our stay in the bothy on Dry Island, Badachro was an adventure we would not have missed!


Wester Ross is not just another country it’s another world, where brooding mountains meet a sea awash with jellyfish. In between a skirt of dripping birch trees and glorious flora hidden deep in the peat and between the rocks.

The scale of the landscape is extraordinary, there is almost nothing between the monumental and the miniscule, no middle way between mountain and lichen carpet.

Yes there was kayaking, boat trips, crab cooking, mackeral catching, fire pit stoking, wood and bracken shelter building and lots of walking but the pictures I want to share are some of the hundreds I took of plants and lichens….an overload of inspiration to bring back to my studio. I took lots of black and white images but I am sharing (honestly brutally edited down!) some of the colour ones…

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So, thanks to Dry island and Wester Ross now back in the studio with heaps of fresh inspiration, all set for new work before for exhibiting at Select Showcase and Handmade at Kew in October.

…….already thinking of a trip to another bothy, I might even have found the ‘one’, next time leaving the family behind and just carrying art materials and my copy of Nan Shepherd’s ‘The Living Mountain’…..




About janecorbettmillinery

Couture milliner and artist
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