7 best places to visit in Scotland for photography

Glencoe landscape
(Image credit: Andrew Thomas/Getty Images)

There’s a reason that Scotland is a favorite with photographers. We keep on returning to shoot its lochs, castles and iconic landscape. It may not have the gigantic mountains of North America, or the volcanic landscape of Iceland, but there is something magical about waiting for the ever-changing weather to relent and give you that shot that you have been waiting for. 

Here are 7 of the most beautiful (in my opinion) places to visit and take photos in Scotland. There are so many other places that can be added to this list. But that’s part of the lure of Scotland. Everyone will end up with their own “best” list.

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Kav Dadfar
Professional photographer

UK-based travel and landscape pro Kav shoots on assignment for editorial and commercial clients, and stock for high-end agencies. He has written over 400 articles on photography, judges a major travel photo contest and leads tours and workshops worldwide with the company That Wild Idea. In 2021 Kav launched JRNY travel magazine with fellow photographer Jordan Banks.