Scotland Trip Part 1: Glencoe + Fort William

I’ve finally had some downtime to work on editing our Scotland trip and wanted to share some highlights. Since we basically had three parts to our trip (Fort William, Skye, and then Edinburgh), I decided to break each part down into their own blog posts so I could show off each unique spot we went. July 8, 2019 we arrived at the Edinburgh airport and picked up our rental car. We were exhausted but so excited to start the drive up to Glencoe and Fort William, where we would be staying for the next few days. The Highlands are one of the most breathtaking things i’ve ever seen…deep greens covering rocky mountains, foxglove flowers blooming, and lochs nestled into every valley. I was in absolute awe. In this part of the trip, we visited an old abandoned boat in Caol, Glenfinnan Viaduct (you might recognize this from the first Harry Potter movie,) and a church in Ballachulish that was built in the mid-1800’s. We also set aside an evening to take some portraits together. which was a little nerve-wracking since we had a busload of tourists watching us from the hilltop as we ran back + forth trying to get our self-timer to cooperate. Our only regret on this trip was that we didn’t have more time to spend in the Fort William area before heading up to Isle of Skye. Hopefully our next trip to Scotland will give us more time in Glencoe.


  1. Sadie Barbee says:

    These pictures are breathtaking wow! I’m heading to the UK in the Fall and am really wanting to take some quality photos and videos while I’m over there. I’m curious what cameras/gear y’all used for this trip?

    • Showit User says:

      Thank you!! 🥰 I used a Canon 5D Mark IV and then for lenses, I used my Canon 35 1.4L II and Canon 85 1.4L. I tried my best to keep gear minimal and those two lenses worked out well for what I wanted to shoot!

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