Highlands & Islands

Writers seek out Scotland's 'wild adventures'

Aird a' Mhorain Image copyright Wild Guide to Scotland
Image caption Aird a' Mhorain in North Uist is one of the secret places featured in the book

A new book provides details of 750 "secret places" and "wild adventures" in Scotland, according to its publishers.

Wild Guide to Scotland is latest in a series of adventure travel guide books.

Three Scottish writers and photographers have written the book and contributed photographs.

Kimberley Grant is a travel and lifestyle journalist and photographer from Glasgow.

David Cooper is a photographer, writer and mountaineer from the Shetland Isles.

And Richard Gaston is a travel and fashion photographer from Ayrshire.

Boreray, St Kilda Image copyright Wild Guide to Scotland
Image caption Boreray in St Kilda
Barra Airport Image copyright Wild Guide to Scotland
Image caption The beach airport at Barra in the Western Isles
Ellenabeich Image copyright Wild Guide to Scotland
Image caption Ellenabeich on the island of Seil
Staffa Image copyright Wild Guide to Scotland
Image caption Fingal's Cave on Staffa
Finart Bay Image copyright Wild Guide to Scotland
Image caption Finart Bay near Ardentinny in Argyll and Bute

Locations in the book include uninhabited islands, sea caves, beaches, glens and mountains.

They include Boreray a tiny island of St Kilda, an archipelago about 40 miles (64km) west of North Uist in the Western Isles.

Wild swimming Image copyright Michael Turek
Image caption Wild swimming is among the subjects of the new book
Kervaig Bothy at Cape Wrath Image copyright Wild Guide to Scotland
Image caption Kervaig Bothy at Cape Wrath

Locations also include Staffa, an island in the Inner Hebrides famed for its hexagonal rock columns formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions and its Fingal's Cave.

The beaches include Aird a' Mhorain in North Uist and Uyea in Unst, Shetland.

Walks to mountain bothies and wild swimming are also featured.

Steall Falls Image copyright Wild Guide to Scotland
Image caption Steall Waterfall in Glen Nevis
Vatersay Image copyright Wild Guide to Scotland
Image caption Vatersay in the Western Isles

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