For those of you not familiar with the Scots word “gloaming”, it refers to the magical period between sunset and darkness which, because of the comparatively high latitude, may last a couple of hours or more in mid summer. Despite its beauty it is, unfortunately, playtime for the ubiquitous midges (tiny biting insects) which plague most of Scotland in summer.
This scene is of Loch Quoich, in the so-called “rough bounds of Knoydart” in N.W. Scotland, which, together with nearby Loch Garry, forms part of the Glen Garry Hydro-Electric scheme commissioned by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board in the 1950s. The dam on Loch Quoich, which was completed in 1962, is the largest rockfill dam in Scotland at 320 m long and 38 m high. Loch Quoich holds the record for being the wettest place in Scotland.
Scanned from a 35mm transparency; Olympus OM1;