Rainbow Coloured Highland Village


I’ve been coming to Plockton since I was a baby, as my Granny owned the hotel. The doors of all the houses used to be left open, and I knew who lived behind each one. Even when I was little, the beautiful gem like colours, which each household chose to paint their windows and doors, delighted me. Some parts of the village are very vibrant and bright, while others are more subtle pastels. But it was the sheer mix and variety which pleased my eye so much, and fired my imagination. I’ve chosen some of the more vibrant runs of houses for this colourful rainbow post.

I think the primary rainbow colours take me back to childhood, and a love of bright colour. It’s as though we’ve taken a box of crayons and coloured in the doors and windows, just as the fancy took us. Just like spring flowers bursting out in vivid splashes, these colourful streets bring a smile to my lips and lift my spirits.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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43 Responses to Rainbow Coloured Highland Village

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  2. Just the love the colors.

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  4. wisejourney says:

    Only one ord for it really …. Adorable ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Mary Mageau says:

    These are such beautiful, happy photos of a great little village. I’d love to visit Scotland and particularly Tobermorey on the Mull. Perhaps one day!

  6. Bams Triwoko says:

    Wonderful memories of childhood. Very well captured. Great ‘color’ gallery.
    Smart work… ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Beautiful, as always. I’m wondering whether folks in your part of the world experience more than their share of rainy and gloomy weather such that brightly colored homes tend to brighten dreary days? Nice colors. Thoughtful topic. Thanks for brightening my evening. D

    • Always happy to brighten your evening ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s a good, but complex question about the rain. Last year for example the whole of Britain had a terrible summer (Edinburgh definitely included) it was cold and dull and quite often wet, but the North West ofScotland had near drought conditions and endless weeks of sun. Normally July and August are the wettest months up in Plockton ( school summer holidays over here) so lots of people visit at this time, but I would tend to avoid ! However it was perfect last year!
      It’s been so dry up there this winter that they are having lots wild fires, and the whole place s on high fire alert! So it’s all rather unpredictable.

      • We have been very dry here too … but are expecting rain today. Joanna says that all the green things will very much appreciate it. Have a great day. D.

  8. Lovely splashes of color, though a bit timid compared to the houses in the Caribbean or elsewhere where the entire house is painted a bright color. But for a central European area, it’s probably quite bold! Those primroses definitely are spring’s official representatives.

    • Yeah, just wee splashes of colour ๐Ÿ™‚ There are whole houses painted, but they are mostly pastel shades of pink or yellow….nothing as bold as the Caribbean here I’m afraid.

  9. pommepal says:

    What a delightful village, I love the idea of colouring them in in with crayons. Thanks for calling into my blog because I can now follow yours

  10. colonialist says:

    I don’t remember Plockton looking like that when I was there!
    Those dazzling photos since I last visited make me long to revisit and take a more leisured ramble through Scotland. The names alone have a kind of gradeur and romance.

  11. Pat says:

    These are beautiful photos. Great job!

  12. Wonderful colours! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Paula says:

    A fairy tale village, Seonaid… and such beautiful photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Neat and very pretty! I understand your fascination as a child – I think it is fascinating now! Fine and fond memories to go with it too.

    • I have so many layers of delicious memories from here. We had so much freedom compared to being back in Edinburgh. The place was always full of artists over the summer, so I used to paint here too. It makes a very pretty subject ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Amy says:

    That is a lovely, colorful village. Thank you for sharing your sweet memory.

  16. This is an amazing village, picture perfect! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  18. You did an amazing job of capturing the understated exuberance.

  19. Lovely memory and beautiful colors. Here in the US the houses are pretty drab in comparison to your bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

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