I have talked a lot in this blog about my fear yet fascination with the Black Cuillin on the Isle of Skye and how their mood can change in an instant.  I have also mentioned that somebody had given me a copy of Seton Gordon’s book published in 1929 entitled The Charm of Skye.

I have had another look through it today and found the following excerpt that I would like to share with you:

“There is no hill range of Scotland which varies so greatly in aspect as the Cuillin of Skye.

With the weather their mood changes suddenly.  They smile or are sad;  they frown and are terrible.  The dun wind from the Atlantic reaches their blue, clear-cut spires, and immediately a mist curtain is drawn across them;  before the coming of a storm they clothe themselves with the blue mantle of mystery.

Then there are days (and the day of which I write was one of them) when the Cuillin are alive with benign spiritual forces;  when the hill silence tells of many wonderful things; when hill, sky, and ocean glow with life and energy.”

I am wondering whether words from this book might accompany my images for my Final Major project.


Gordon, S (1929), The Charm of Skye, Cassell, London

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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