Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway includes Stranraer, Dumfries, Annan, Lockerbie, Moffat, Sanquhar, Langholm, Gretna

View from East Mount Lowther in the Lowther Hills
Autumnal image of a long, straight, uphill road - Dalwhat Glen, Moniaive
Early morning mist lifts as the sun rises - late Autumn - Nithsdale
Crumble Cap (Coprinus Disseminatus) fungus, brief lived plant found in massive numbers in deiciduous woodland on rotted tree stumps.
white-lipped snail (Capaea Hortensis) common snail of woods and hedges
Oyster fungus (Pleurotus Ostreatus) fairly common bracket fungus found on the trunks of Beech and other trees. Whitish gills found underneath.
Fairly common, inedible fungus of mixed, Russula Emetica, coniferous and deciduous woodland.
A small-holder turns his hay in the late evening sun on his old tractor
The Sitka Spruce (Picea Sitchensis) a tree commonly grown in many parts of Britain
Built in the mid nineteenth century (1865) this clock tower dominates the village of Moniaive, Dumfries ansd Galloway.
Kirkland Church, Kirkland, reflected in the flood waters in the fields - post-October floods and heavy rain
Reflection in flood water of sheep and hills
Red sandstone castle caerlaverock built 14th century with earlier buildings nearby dated to well before this time. Double towered gatehouse make this a significant and spectacular historic castle among the many across Scotland
Looking South from the Criffel across the Nith Estuary and the solway.
Mottled grouse moors near Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway. The moors are managed, burnt and maintained to encourage the development of red grouse (Lagopus Lagopus) for the shooting season.
The sun sets to the West lighting up the East, in this case Bardennoch Brae, further contrast provided by the bruised sky in the background
Children scramble to the Summit of Screel Hill near Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Hestan Island and Balcary Bay in the background
View from the beach along a rocky peninsula to Ailsa Craig, a small island off the West coast of Scotland.
Tiny Glengar Loch and the remains of a jetty, probably used for fishing. A bank of conifers stand sentinal in the bckground
Freezing cold water tumbles and roars down the river Scaur, some spray collects and freezes to form small icicles on the boulders in the water
Image of the fading sunlight playing across a desolate and lonely farm cottage and yards with the small Nithsadle village of Moniaive in the back ground.
An isolated cottage and conifer stand watch over a Nithsdale Village, Moniaive.
The early morning sun lights a field covered in haw frost and the stubble of Kale eaten by sheep.
The upper reaches of the River Scaur in the hills slowly meanders and snakes its way southwards.