Dashcam Footage From Northern Scotland

Posted on / by Alex Berger

The Road To Applecross - Scotland
Ever wondered what it would be like to drive the tiny two-way one-lane roads that thread their way through the rural Scottish countryside?  Wonder no longer – during my recent roadtrip through Northern Scotland I tossed my video camera on the dashboard and periodically pressed record.  The end result is this roller-coaster of a video which takes highlights from that footage, speeds it up 3-4 times its normal speed and takes you racing along coastal roadways, mighty Scottish glenns, gorgeous Scottish lochs and highlights what happens when sheep decide to block the way or a highland traffic jam occurs.  Footage was predominantly filmed on the Isle of Skye, and the road between Skye and Durness along the North Western coast. For highest quality and due to the nature of the sped up footage make sure to change the video to play in 720p.

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.


  • Bill Kasman
    January 19, 2016

    Your 7-day road trip to Scotland is excellent stuff! As a native Scot who walks, climbs, camps and generally explores Scotland I am familiar with many of the places you featured, especially, Glencoe and the Isle of Skye – the latter being a favourite destination of my wife and I when we decide to take off for short break in the highlands. However, there is one area you mention here where we have never been – Applecross. That omission will be rectified this summer when we will be taking a 10-day tour from our home in Fife, on the east coast, across to and up the west coast. We are both looking forward to this tour which, strangely, we have never done before. We normally holiday broad but, since we are both getting a bit long in the tooth for such hi-octane holidays, we have decided to spend the next few holidays exploring those part of our own country we have never seen. Thank you for inspiring us to include Applecross in our touring holiday!

    • Alex Berger
      January 21, 2016

      Thanks Bill! I’m very jealous of your ability to take short jumps out into the highlights like that! Drive safe, and do feel free to circle back around and let me know what you think of those switchbacks and the Applecross area!


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