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Over the sea to Skye

Since re-locating to the Highlands six years ago, I’ve made hundreds of journeys up and down the A9 and the Highland Main Line, to keep up with family and friends in Perth and Edinburgh, and to honour work commitments in

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Day Tripper to the May

The summer of 2018 was long, hot and record-breaking, yet I spent most of it stuck indoors catching up on a huge backlog of work. I can’t help but feel that I’m entitled to a heat wave again this year,

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Out of the woods

Finding peace and mental renewal on a mindful walk in the woods.

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Mother Earth

Clam shell, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

Karen turns her photographer’s eye to the ground to capture the small-scale details in the landscape.

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Layers of time

Karen Thorburn ponders deep time in the amazing landscape of Assynt.

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New Horizons

Karen Thorburn shares her personal perspective on St Kilda – Scotland’s ultima thule. Half my lifetime ago, in 2002, I found myself on holiday with my parents, standing atop huge sand dunes overlooking a magnificent beach on the west coast

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