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Autumn Colours | Scottish Highlands
Autumn Colours | Scottish Highlands
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Forget Summer, This is Where You Really Need to Go This Autumn

Picture of Tori Chalmers
Updated: 22 September 2017
Scenic wizardry at its finest: Scotland in autumn is spellbinding due to whimsical mists and animated mixtures of vibrant shades. This dance shared between Mother Nature and her landscapes creates a cathartic release of colours that blanket the Scottish Highlands. So forget the post-summer blues and add those autumnal Highland hues to that wanderlist.

A forest-rimmed sheet of flawless glass, Glencoe Lochan is a scene from a dream.

Glencoe Lochan In Autumn
Glencoe Lochan In Autumn | Glencoe Lochan In Autumn

Welcome to Scotland 😍

Wild Stag In The Scottish Highlands
Wild Stag In The Scottish Highlands | Wild Stag In The Scottish Highlands

Dating back to the 13th century, Eilean Donan takes the crown as Scotland’s most photographed castle. Her Insta-game is off the charts.

Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle | Eilean Donan Castle

Those purple-hued carpets of Highland heather though!

Highland Heather
Highland Heather | Highland Heather

Hogwarts students have it so good…

Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glenfinnan Viaduct | Glenfinnan Viaduct

Sometimes the most isolated spots make for the greatest epiphanies 💫

Autumn In Scottish Highlands
Autumn In Scottish Highlands | Autumn In Scottish Highlands

Is this the prettiest shipwreck ever?

Scottish Shipwreck, Loch Ness
Scottish Shipwreck, Loch Ness | Scottish Shipwreck, Loch Ness

As bonnie as can be, the Buachaille is a pilgrimage site for climbers and a natural work of art.

Buachaille Etive Mòr & River Coupall, Scottish Highlands
Buachaille Etive Mòr & River Coupall, Scottish Highlands | Buachaille Etive Mòr & River Coupall, Scottish Highlands

Oh ye know, just the Highlands awash with a cocktail of colours and life-affirming views.

Autumn Colours In The Scottish Highlands
Autumn Colours In The Scottish Highlands | Autumn Colours In The Scottish Highlands

The best kind of wake up call 😎

Scottish Loch Sunrise
Loch an Rusgaidh, Trossachs | Scottish Loch Sunrise

In need of some serious road trip inspiration?

Scotland Autumnal Landscape
Scotland Autumnal Landscape | Scotland Autumnal Landscape

Wild camping done Scottish-style #adventuregoals

Suilven Wild Camping
Suilven Wild Camp | © John McSporran/Flickr

Pure autumnal alchemy.

The Enchanted Forest
The Enchanted Forest | © John McSporran/Flickr

Munro dreaming and leafy canvases adding a sprinkling of magic to autumn.

Highland Autumn Landscape
Highland Autumn Landscape | Highland Autumn Landscape

Celestial perfection and a wide open road — a recipe for exploring.

Scottish Stars
Pitlochry Stars | Scottish Stars

Is this not romance in ruins and mist?

Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness | Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness

‘Wherever I wander, Wherever I rove, The hills of the Highlands for ever I love’ – Robert Burns

Autumn Colours In Highlands
Autumn Colours In Highlands | Autumn Colours In Highlands