Lane travels through the Scottish Highlands along the Road to the Isles
We recently travelled from Fort William to Mallaig along the Road to the Isles in the Scottish Highlands, a 45 mile single carriageway that leads straight to the coast and the islands beyond.
Every week we will be putting up a blog post about each part of the beautiful journey and inspiration along the way.
We travelled along the Sands of Morar, a coastline with a sublime seascape of turquoise sea and white beaches.
We travelled along the Sands of Morar, a coastline with a sublime seascape of turquoise sea and white beaches. The small, quiet village of Morar is famous for this beach and also Loch Morar, the deepest freshwater body in the UK. For years, the Sands of Morar have seduced photographers and filmmakers. Some say that these are the most beautiful parts of Scotland.
We stayed across the road from this extremely interesting piece of contemporary architecture. Camusdarach House was designed by London-based Raw Architecture as a private, rural house. It is an upside down house that is built on an exposed, sloping former grazing land. There are exquisite views towards the islands of Egg, Rum and Skye. Indeed, the client, and now resident, is a deep sea diver who wanted to capture the sunset views over the islands.
This trend for contemporary architecture in a rather extreme countryside landscape is both refreshing and intriguing. Another example in the area is the Fiscavaig Project in the Isle of Skye, designed by by Rural Architecture, which is a small two-storey wooden house raised above the ground on short columns.