The Buachaille, Herdsman of Etive
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The Buachaille, Herdsman of Etive

The Buachaille, or more formally Buachaille Etive Mòr, is the mountain that welcomes visitors heading into Glen Etive in the Highlands of Scotland. It’s name means the Herdsman of Etive. It has many nicknames, including red peak.


Buachaille Etive Mòr, or in the Gaelic Èite Mòr, is an essential stop for any photographer heading to this dramatic part of Scotland. In fact it is one of the most photographed scenes in Sotland. It has become so popular that the view from the river (as in this photograph) is becoming badly eroded by volume of traffic.


My journey took me to the Isle of Skye which meant travelling through the famous Glencoe. Buachaille Etive Mòr was my first sight of this beautiful part of the United Kingdom.


The most famous side of Buachaille Etive Mòr (I think because you can see it from the A82 road) is the steep, craggy north-eastern face of Stob Dearg. This is the highest peak, there are three other main tops which are just as amazing. Stob Dearg and Stob na Bròige are classed as Munros, with their lower siblings Stob na Doire and Stob Coire Altruim completing the set.

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You can have your own exclusive Limited Edition Fine Art Print of 'The Buachaille, Herdsman of Etive' signed by Peter and posted directly to your door!


Purchase one of an exclusive print run each print is signed and numbered by artist Peter Nutkins. Once the run has been purchased it will never be printed again.


Your artwork is lovingly printed onto 100% cotton rag with a soft velvety matte finish just like our portraits. The pigments that we use ensure that the colours in your print will remain fresh and vibrant for over 100 years.

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Photographer Peter Nutkins

Alongside my portraits my passion is sharing the beauty of creation with others by offering gallery quality fine art prints for you to hang as wall art in your home.


Wherever I travel throughout the British Isles I take my camera with me. I find that there is always an opportunity to capture something of the British way of life.


My landscape photography represents how I remembered the places that I visited.


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Location: Buachaille Etive Mòr, Ballachulish PH49 4HY.

Keywords: Highlands (3), Scotland (4).

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