Art Holiday Travel and Vacation information for Western Isles

" (Argyllshire)... a county on the west coast of Scotland, the second largest in the country, embracing a large tract of country on the mainland and a number of the Hebrides or Western Isles. The mainland portion is bounded N. by Inverness-shire; E. by Perth and Dumbarton, Loch Long and the Firth of Clyde; S. by the North Channel (Irish Sea); and W. by the Atlantic. Its area is 1,990,471 acres or 3110 sq.m. The principal districts are Ardnamurchan on the Atlantic, Ardnamurchan Point being the most westerly headland of Scotland; Morven or Morvern, bounded by Loch Sunart, the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe; Appin, on Loch Linnhe, with piers at Ballachulish and Port Appin; Benderloch, lying between Loch Creran and Loch Etive; Lorne, surrounding Loch Etive and giving the title of marquess to the Campbells; Argyll, in the middle of the shire, containing Inveraray Castle and furnishing the titles of earl and duke to the Campbells; Cowall, between Loch Fyne and the Firth of Clyde, in which lie Dunoon and other favorite holiday resorts; Knapdale between the Sound of Jura and Loch Fyne; and Kintyre or Cantyre, a long narrow peninsula (which, at the isthmus of Tarbert, is little more than 1m. wide), the southernmost point of which is known as The Mull, the nearest part of Scotland to the coast of Ireland, only 13m. distant. ... " - extracted from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th ed., Vol. 2, Cambridge, 1910

Laurence Broderick Sculpture
Best known for sculpting otters, Laurence carries the nomenclature as ‘The Otter Man of Skye’. At Isle Ornsay, where he has held summer exhibitions, Laurence saw otters swimming in the bay below the Gallery and learned of Gavin Maxwell, author of ‘Ring of Bright Water’, who dedicated much of his life to looking after and writing about these fascinating creatures. Laurence has since carved and modelled more than 100 otters, and has become joint president of the International Otter Survival Fund.

Gallery An Talla Dearg Isle Ornsay Sleat
Western Isles Scotland
- Laurence Broderick Sculpture