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Letterfearn Archive

On this page you can view the images captured by the Letterfearn 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 in the village of Letterfearn on the west bank of Loch Duich. The webcam looks south along the unclassified single-track road towards Rattagan and Shiel Bridge.

The current weather conditions from an amateur weather station in Letterfearn can be read here.

Step back button Play button Part play button Stop button Step forward button   Toggle captions button Latest image button

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.

Thursday 27-Apr
Friday 28-Apr
Saturday 29-Apr
Sunday 30-Apr
Monday 01-May

Tuesday 02-May
Wednesday 03-May
Thursday 04-May
Friday 05-May
Saturday 06-May

Sunday 07-May
Monday 08-May
Tuesday 09-May
Wednesday 10-May
Thursday 11-May

Friday 12-May
Saturday 13-May
Sunday 14-May
Monday 15-May
Tuesday 16-May

Wednesday 17-May
Thursday 18-May
Friday 19-May
Saturday 20-May
Sunday 21-May

Monday 22-May
Tuesday 23-May
Wednesday 24-May
Thursday 25-May
Friday 26-May

More Information

This webcam is located in the village of Letterfearn on the west bank of Loch Duich. 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 Letterfearn and approximate field of view of this webcam. Original image copyright 2006 MDA Earthsat
Satellite image showing the location of Letterfearn and approximate field of view of this webcam. Original image copyright 2006 MDA Earthsat

The webcam looks south along the unclassified single-track road towards village of Rattagan and onwards to Shiel Bridge where the road meets the main A87 trunk road to the Isle of Skye.

The Battle of Glen Shiel took place 9km (6 miles) south west of Shiel Bridge in 1719. The battle was fought between British Government troops and an alliance between the Jacobites and Spannish. It battle is the last close quarter battle to take place between British and foreign troops on British soil. The British troops led by Major Milburn won.

Close to the battle field itself is Sgurr nan Spainteach, or "Peak of the Spaniards" where the 200 Spannish troops camped out in preparation to do battle. It is easy to look back with the benefit of hindsight but perhaps if they had chosen a less obvious place to hide the British troops might have had a harder time locating and defeating them!

Acknowledgment

Thank you to Tim Macpherson of Glenelg Holiday Cottages for allowing images from his Letterfearn webcam to be displayed here.

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