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The Black Cuillins at Sligachan, Skye and Lochalsh (Credit: VisitScotland/Paul Tomkins)
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Over the Sea to Skye - Sunset

By Paula Blamey

Over the Sea to Skye at sunset journey stone
Image provided by Paula Blamey

Scotland's natural beauty is renowned and its sunsets are only one small part. Ardaneaskan, 5 miles from Lochcarron, looks across the loch towards Plockton and beyond to the Black Cuillins on the Isle of Skye silhouetted against the most amazing sunsets.

Many thanks to Paula Blamey for sharing with us the story behind her journey stone, created as part of the Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands.


Prior to the beginning of the stitching of each tapestry panel, each stitcher of the Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands was tasked with telling their interpretation of the 'Spirit of the Highlands and Islands' within a blank outline of a stone. The possibilities were truly endless - is it represented in the land? The people? A historical site? A favourite memory?

In any case, each journey stone represents the connection between of each individual stitcher, their story, and their own sense, or 'spirit', of place. Discover more of the stories behind the journey stones of the Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands here.