An old shot from April 2005. This old cottage with its red corrugated metal roof can be found on the ancient Rathad nam Mearlach (the caterans’ road), once used by cattle thieving clansmen raiding the rich pastures of Moray.

The cottage is about 100 metres from the north bank of the beautiful, secluded Loch an Eilean (meaning loch of the island) set in the ancient pine forest of the Rothiemurchus Estate, at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, near Aviemore, in the Scottish Highlands.

Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000 (a pretty good digital bridge camera in 2005)


Related shots can be found at: Highland scotland.

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  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 4 years ago

    Wonderful to see Tom, not far from where I spent my childhood as well, this was one of many in the area that had it’s original heather thatched roof replaced with currugated iron and painted red, well photographed and documented,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Cheers Rod, this is such a lovely area. I bet it is noisy inside during a downpour – hehehe

    – Tom Gomez

  • katymckay
    katymckayover 4 years ago

    I love these old cottages Tom…so much character and always an interesting story to tell !!!!! lovely photo

  • Thank you so much dear Cathy, so pleased you like it. The cottage is in one of the most beautiful locations I have ever visited …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    a lovely cottage Tom and a great history.As you say it muct be noisy when it xx

  • Thank you so much dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    Excellent, Tom and great narrative!

  • Cheers David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 4 years ago

    I wonder if this has anything to do with a cat on a hot Tin Roof Tom? Fabulous shot :o)

  • This is the Scottish Highland mate, there is little chance of the roof getting hot – hehehe

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisover 4 years ago

    Great shot Tom, wonderful colours and comp.

  • Thank you kindly Lynne, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    You gotta love them old red tin roofs mate especially when it hailstones lol. Great shot

  • Indeed, I have been in a caravan during a huge downpour and you could hardly hear anyone speaking – hehehe

    – Tom Gomez

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    I used to love it in a tent too. Awesome sound.

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot Tom mate..

  • Thank you kindly Jase …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago


  • Cheers Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

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