If there is one time of the year to celebrate the June light, it has to be the Summer Solstice. The weather and light on Saturday 20th June was perfect to mark a remote Scotland Summer Solstice. The summer solstice happens on the longest day of the year. The sun is at the highest point and gives us the longest period of daylight in the year. It took place at 10:43pm on Saturday 20th.
What does Summer Solstice mean?
Solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium. ‘Sol’ meaning sun and, sistere meaning ‘to stand still.’ The summer solstice, in June, marks the end of spring and start of the summer. It will end with the autumn equinox, which falls on 22 September later this year.
Remote Scotland Summer Solstice
The light and cloud shapes were incredible as multiple colours stretched across the night sky. After all the low, dense cloud and rain it was unlikely any colour would be visible. However, unexpectedly, the opportunity arose and presented a colourful sky and high cloud. It was a perfect time to be outdoors to experience and photograph the summer solstice event in the remote location of Corrievarkie. The Argo took us swiftly to the top of track on Cul an Aonaich Oidhir, towards Jock’s Hut, in good time. Remote Scotland Summer Solstice was an uplifting event, and an opportunity to be thankful to Mother Nature.