Photo of Balnakeil Kirk, Sutherland

Scenic travel photos of England, Scotland, and Wales

by , Photographer / Editor

Featuring our favourite photos from our travels throughout England, Scotland, and Wales. We got up before dawn and stayed out late to photograph the most historic sites and the most stunning scenery in Britain, just for you.

Archived Images

More images: Beinn Alligin, Wester Ross >>

Balnakeil Kirk, Sutherland

License this image for your own use

Balnakeil Kirk, Sutherland
Sutherland - Balnakeil, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Photo location map

About the photo:

Balnakeil is a hamlet in the very northwest corner of Scotland, just west of Durness and not far from the famed lighthouse at Cape Wrath. The village is perhaps best known as the location of the Balnakeil Craft Village, gathering together craftspeople from across the Highlands into an intentional community. Along the road from the craft village is the roofless ruin of Balnakeil church, site of an 8th century Celtic monastery, looking across sand dunes to the unspoilt waters of Balnakeil Bay.

Save this image as Desktop wallpaper for your computer - free!*

Choose from these Common monitor resolutions:
800x600 - 1024x768 - 1600x1200 - 1920x1200

A note for Mac users

RIGHT-CLICK on the image size you want to use, and select 'Save link As ...' (The exact wording may vary according to your browser). Choose a location on your computer to save the image, 'My Pictures' is a good choice in Windows XP. Other operating systems will have a similar folder. Remember where you saved the image! Now right click on your Desktop.

In Windows XP choose Properties > Desktop > Browse and select the image you just downloaded. In current Mac versions just right click on the desktop and select Change Desktop Background ...

Did you miss a daily image? Don't despair, check out our Archived Images. All images are available as free computer desktop wallpaper in a variety of common sizes.

* Free means free for your own personal use. If you like our wallpaper images pass them on to your friends (and tell your friends where you got them!). You may not sell our images or use them for any commercial purposes without obtaining prior licensing approval. C'mon! Be nice!

Monitor resolution, or 'how can I tell what size image I need to use to fit my monitor?'

While we can't give instructions for every operating system, here's how to determine your monitor resolution in Windows XP and Mac OSX.

Windows XP - right click anywhere on your desktop. A menu will pop up. Choose 'Properties' from the menu. A window with several tabs will pop up. Click on the 'Settings' tab. Look at the numbers under the Screen Resolution slider. That's your current setting.

Mac OSX - click on System Preferences, then Displays, then the Display Tab (should be showing by default). Your current resolution will be highlighted.

Images are set to a gamma of 2.2, which is pretty much industry standard for image display and printing. The only trouble is that Mac monitors generally have a gamma set to 1.8 by default, which means that images MAY appear slightly washed out, or show colours not quite as intended. You can reset your monitor's gamma easily on a Mac. Do a simple search for 'reset gamma Mac' on Google. And in case anyone thinks we're putting Mac users second, let me reassure you that we use both Macs and Windows machines at Britain Express!

Image is © David Ross

Attraction search
in
Featured Historic Hotel
The Loch Leven Hotel

The Loch Leven Hotel
Ballachulish, Highlands and Islands

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

With a beautiful loch-side setting and mountain views this traditional Highland hotel offers comfortable accommodation in relaxing surroundings with most of the rooms having picturesque views of the loch and … more >>

More hotels in Highlands and Islands >>


HISTORY CORNER
Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



Elizabeth Talbot (1518-1608), Countess of Shrewsbury, was popularly known as ...



20 August, 1912

Death of William Booth

Booth (b. 1829) founded the Salvation Army in 1865 and served as its first General

Shortly after this monarch was buried at Winchester Cathedral, the cathedral tower collapsed - a sign?





Accommodation

Passionate about British Heritage!