The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan

1. In a new book, acclaimed photographer Max Milligan turns his artist’s eye on the glens, lochs and peat bogs of his native land. 

The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan

2. This young stag crept away in the bracken at Duartmore but, with a friend distracting him from below, I ran up around the hill to come down silently.

The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan

3. An instantly recognisable peak, Suilven is seen most dramatically from Lochinve

The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan

4. The Islay, Jura and Colonsay Agricultural Show, Bridgend, Islay. With both a tea tent and a beer tent, it is a grand day out for farmers and tourists alike.

The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan

5. A washing line in Gloup, Shetland, where the wind can be fierce but saves money and electricity when it comes to tumble drying

The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan

6. Highland dancing at the Lonach gathering – a major part of any Gathering or Games, along with tossing the caber.

The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan

7. In a brief respite during a violent blizzard, I grabbed this image of Sgurr an Fhidleir at sunset

The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan

8. Thursday nights at The Glenfinnan House Hotel are ceilidh nights. A wee girl listens from the balcony, wishing she were old enough to join in.

The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan

9. Autumnal foliage along Loch Eilt by Glenfinnan

The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan

10. Ardfern on Loch Craignish provides sanctuary and a safe berth to sailors on the West Coast

The Soul of Scotland: photographs by Max Milligan