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Bernera Farmhouse and Glenelg Bay Archive

On this page you can view the images captured by the Bernera Farmhouse and Glenelg Bay webcam 17 hours a day over the past 30 days.

Briefly, use the table of times and dates below to choose the point of interest. Press the play button under the image to play a time-lapse sequence of images from the current time until the end of the selected day.

This webcam is located at Bernera farm, 3km (1.8 miles) north of Glenelg and approximately half way between Glenelg and the slipway for the community owned Isle of Skye Ferry to Kylerhea. This webcam looks southwest across Glenelg Bay towards the village of Glenelg which is just out of view to the left. The largest of the Sandaig Island, Eilean Mòr, is visible on the horizon.

Bernera Farmhouse is available as a self-catering holiday let from Glenelg Cottages.

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A picture is taken every 15 minutes between the hours of 05:00 and 22:00 UK local time (5am to 10pm). Outside of these hours there is nothing to see but blackness. Not just any blackness, but that special West Coast of Scotland blackness that, devoid of light pollution, is so black that light literally falls in to it. Click on the tables of times and dates to the left to jump directly to a hour. Please remember that you can only view pictures for today up to the current time!

Use the video recorder style buttons Forward button forward and Back button rewind buttons under the picture to step through the selected day 15 minutes at a time. Alternatively press the Play button play button to play a time-lapse sequence from morning until night.

The Last Thirty Days

The pictures below have been taken at 13:00 (1pm UK local time) on each of the past thirty days. Click on a picture to display a larger version of it above.

Tuesday 28-Feb
Wednesday 01-Mar
Thursday 02-Mar
Friday 03-Mar
Saturday 04-Mar

Sunday 05-Mar
Monday 06-Mar
Tuesday 07-Mar
Wednesday 08-Mar
Thursday 09-Mar

Friday 10-Mar
Saturday 11-Mar
Sunday 12-Mar
Monday 13-Mar
Tuesday 14-Mar

Wednesday 15-Mar
Thursday 16-Mar
Friday 17-Mar
Saturday 18-Mar
Sunday 19-Mar

Monday 20-Mar
Tuesday 21-Mar
Wednesday 22-Mar
Thursday 23-Mar
Friday 24-Mar

Saturday 25-Mar
Sunday 26-Mar
Monday 27-Mar
Tuesday 28-Mar
Wednesday 29-Mar

More Information

This webcam is located at Bernera farm, 3km (1.8 miles) north of Glenelg and approximately half way between Glenelg and the slipway for the community owned Isle of Skye Ferry to Kylerhea. This webcam looks southwest across Glenelg Bay towards the village of Glenelg which is just out of view to the left. Click here to view a zoomable map of the area covered by the webcam courtesy of Multimap.

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Satellite image showing the location of Bernera Farmhouse and the approximate field of view of this webcam. Original image copyright 2006 MDA Earthsat
Satellite image showing the location of Bernera Farmhouse and the approximate field of view of this webcam. Original image copyright 2006 MDA Earthsat

The largest of the Sandaig Islands, Eilean Mòr, is visible on the horizon. It was was at Sandaig, on the mainland to the left, that author and naturalist Gavin Maxwell lived in the former lighthouse keepers cottage. Maxwell is famous for his series of otter books, including of course Ring of Bright Water. The books document his experience with the otters he brought to the island which went under the pseudonym of Camusfeàrna. In 1968 the cottage burned down and Edal, star of the Ring of Bright Water book died in the fire. Gavin Maxwell moved to another keepers cottage on Eilean Bàn where he died of cancer the following year. He is buried at Sandaig beside a small memorial to Edal.

Meanwhile Eilean Bàn is today a wildlife sanctuary with a thriving otter population, established with the assistance of the Born Free Foundation and actress Virginia McKenna OBE who appeared in the film of Ring of Bright Water.

Acknowledgment

Thank you to Tim Macpherson of Glenelg Holiday Cottages for allowing images from his Bernera Farmhouse webcams to be displayed here.

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