As objects of admiration, awe and legend, mountains seem to offer a
sense of permanence in a dynamic world of constantly shifting ideas
From tumultuous origins, today's Scottish mountain environment has endured
scouring by ice-cap and glacier as stacks of ice slid through the glens
and broke off as massive bergs into the Hebridean seas leaving a landscape
carved and sculpted into the striking
and sometimes fragile environment we currently witness. Continually
subject to the ravages of wind, rain and snow the mountains reveal shapes
and shadows that by turns inspire and intimidate, excite and placate.
Although certainly not massive in world terms, the Scottish mountains
nevertheless reveal a variety, complexity and majesty that belies their
meagre stature - a majesty that assumes hypnotic significance when combined
with the play of light through broken skies.