Eilean Donan Castle flexes its stone shoulders at the junction of three vital sea lochs. For centuries it has stood defiant of wind, water, cold, and Viking hordes. Yet for all its bluster, this stalwart guardian of Northern Scotland has matured into a tranquil, enticing destination. And not just for blood-thirsty giants with horns on their hats any more!
Sure Eilean Donan still throws an imposing shadow from atop its own island, but now its stone shoulders are more like welcoming open arms. Since its rejuvenation from 1911 – 1932, Eilean Donan has become one of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks. Its silhouette framed by the majestic Kintail Mountains appears on Scottish products from shortbread tins to calendars and every manor of tourist souvenir. Quite a transformation for what began as a peaceful little community founded by Irish Saint, Bishop Donan around 580 AD.
Although … the Oystercatcher Bird might have something to say about who actually founded this island gem. These stocky, orange-beaked birds took one bite of the local oysters and made themselves permanent residents long ago. Gorgeous waterfront panoramas, sparkling fresh seafood, and just a quick hop from from the scenic village of Dornie … the inland birds can keep their worms – this is Oystercatcher country! It’s also a spectacular Scottish treasure overflowing with natural and manmade wonders that will capture your imagination and never let it go.
In the box...
The Cantisso Collection is based on a real artist stretched canvas 305 X 254mm (12 X10”) with printed outline, 8 colours of artist acrylic paint, 2 different size artist brushes, full instructions, online video tutorial as well as videos on tackling specific techniques.