In mid July our field teams have finished deer population and habitat impact assessments over a range of mountainous and wooded ground in the south east of Skye and in Glen Affric.  The hard graft of surveying on steep and often boggy ground was rewarded by brilliant views (Eigg, Rum and Canna from Skye, the Affric hills and North to the Strathfarrar munros from Fasnakyle).

Except for the day when it rained from dawn ’til dusk and when staff couldn’t even see to more than 70 yards. It’s swings and roundabouts in this job!