Scotland360° - Landscape Panoramic Photography

So many of our beautiful Scottish landscapes lend themselves to panoramic photography. From wide open views, beaches, coastal views, islands and historical sites, the spirit of place is enhanced through wide angle and 360° photography. Over the years, my collection of panoramic photographs has become more comprehensive and some of my favourites are presented below.

Wide angle panoramas are usually hand held sequences of images, stitched together to produce the final image. I enjoy presenting a wider view of the landscape to allow a full appreciation of the scale and perspective within the view. Adding an aerial perspective brings another new dimension, particularly where a familiar view is presented from a new, previously unseen viewpoint.

Each 360° panorama starts as a mosaic of up to 250 photographs stitched, blended and manipulated through several pieces of software to achieve the final result. Constantly changing skies, shadows and moving objects add to the complexity but it's all part of teh challenge...!

For more information about the technical background to immersive and interactive 360° photography, please visit my 360° Interactive Page.

360° Interactive Page

Sutherland coastline


Click on any of the photographs below and a new window will open displaying the panorama as a high resolution, interactive view. Having opened the panoramic image, use the controls to pan, zoom and navigate. Right clicking 360° panoramas will allow viewing in differing perspectives.

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Mol Ban Beach - Oldany Island

Findon Woods Aerial Panorama
Findon Woods Aerial Panorama
Findon Woods Aerial Panorama

Sutherland is one of my favourite sea kayaking areas and there’s just so much of interest along the coast.

The panoramas below are from Mol Ban Beach on Oldany Islnd near Drumbeg. We'd kayaked from Clashnessie around Oldany Island and stopped for a scenic bite to eat on this beatiful beach.

Read the blog post for this trip and enjoy the sea kayaking photography, complete with interactive map.

360° Aerial Panorama - Balblair, Black Isle

Balblair Aerial Panorama, Black Isle

Balblair sits to the north of the Black Isle and, as with many photographs and panoramas taken to the north, the view includes the deep water Cromarty Firth, used extensively for building and maintaining North Sea oil rigs.

Looking due north to Invergordon, the deep water piers can be seen. The deep water port facility allows for visiting cruise liners and in 2019, Invergordon hosted 105 ships and over 176,000 passengers. For more information on the cruise liner schedule, visit the Invergordon Tourism Alliance pages.

360° Aerial Panorama - Eathie, Black Isle

Eathie Aerial Panorama, Black Isle

Eathie sits to the south east of the Black Isle, on the raised beach which forms the southern shore on the peninsula. This view looks eastwards to Cromarty, taking in the Moray Firth and the Cromarty Firth. Looking westwards, the Beauly Firth is just visible whilst to the North east, the North Coast guards the entrance to the Dornoch Firth. Four Firths from one viewpoint.....

To see more aerial perspectives of the Black Isle, head over to my Black Isle Aerial Virtual Tour and explore the Black Isle from the air. Pan, zoom and enjoy the views, using the interactive hot spots to navigate your way around the Black Isle from a unique and different perspective.

360° Aerial Panorama - Findon Woods, Black Isle

Findon Woods Aerial Panorama

A springtime flight above Findon Woods, to the north of Culbokie and looking across the Cromarty Firth to Ben Wyvis.

To see more aerial perspectives of the Black Isle, head over to my Black Isle Aerial Virtual Tour and explore the Black Isle from the air. Pan, zoom and enjoy the views, using the interactive hot spots to navigate your way around the Black Isle from a unique and different perspective.

360° Aerial Panorama - Findon, Black Isle

Cromarty Bridge, Black Isle Aerial Panorama

Photographed on the shores of the Cromarty Firth, this 360° aerial panorama looks across the Cromarty Bridge, along the Cromarty Firth and across the Black Isle, photographed from 100m above the ground.

To see more aerial perspectives of the Black Isle, head over to my Black Isle Aerial Virtual Tour and explore the Black Isle from the air. Pan, zoom and enjoy the views, using the interactive hot spots to navigate your way around the Black Isle from a unique and different perspective.

Loch Glascarnoch - At the heart of the mountains

Loch Glascarnoch


Loch Glascarnoch

Loch Glascarnoch sits halfway between Inverness and Ullapool, surrounded by the Fannich mountains.

Another of the larger dams built by the previous North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board, it is part of a much larger scheme which involves six dams and seven power stations. The scale of the mountains and the loch complement each other in this rugged landscape.


With Ben Wyvis to the east and An Teallach to the west, the reflections on the water can mirror these two giants of mountains.

Traigh Bhalaig Beach - North Uist

Traigh Bhalaig Beach

One of the many beautiful, scenic beaches on the Uists, Traigh Bhalaig Beach is one of the gems on the road over to Berneray.

Ormond Hill - Black Isle

Ormond Hill on the Black Isle

A lone Scots pine tree on Ormond Hill on the Black Isle, standing guard over Avoch Bay and the view towards Chanonry Point.

Balnakeil Bay - Sutherland

Balnakeil Bay, Sutherland
Balnakeil Bay, Sutherland
Balnakeil Bay, Sutherland

With its magnificent dunes and extensive beaches, Balnakeil Bay on the North coast offers superb opportunities for wide angle panoramic photography.

Fyrish Hill - An introduction to Virtual Tours



Fyrish Monument

Fyrish Monument sits on the top of Cnoc Fyrish, near Evanton on the edge of the Cromarty Firth. At 453m, Cnoc Fyrish isn't a major hill, but it does have some great views across the Cromarty Firth, eastwards out to the North Sea, westwards towards Ben Wyvis and over to the Black Isle.


The monument itself was built in 1783 by the local laird, Sir Hector Munro. He provided work for locals at a time of poverty following the Highland Clearances and the monument on Fyrish is a replica of the gates of Nagatam in India. Sir Hector had defeated Dutch forces at the battle of Nagatam and the monument was said to further enhance his glory.

Click on the image above to access the high resolution composite panorama. This 360° interactive panorama can be panned and zoomed and has a number of embedded hotspots.

Navigate the hotspots inside the panorama for a virtual tour of the views from Fyrish Monument.

To see more of my interactive Panoramic photographs, please follow the link buttons below:

Wide Angle Panorama - Cromarty Firth

Udale Bay and the Cromarty Firth

Three panoramic perspectives on the Cromarty Firth as seen from Balblair Point on the Black Isle.

Udale Bay and the Cromarty Firth
Udale Bay and the Cromarty Firth

Wide Angle Panorama - Nigg Bay on the Black Isle



Nigg bay and the view northwards from Gallow Hill above the village of Cromarty.

Nigg Bay, Black Isle