Coastal pic opportunities defeat coronavirus gloom

Wildscape photographer Margaret Soraya

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Wildscape photographer Margaret Soraya wants people to picture stunning scenery as a healing power.

Margaret,  who takes small groups on workshops or retreats to some of the most remote beaches in the UK including Scotland’s West Coast, says the silence of nature could be just what people need as a  mental and physical detox.

‘I’m intrigued by the healing power of silence. While the quiet gives
us mental respite from the busy chatter of social media, materialism and TV
news, nature’s unspoiled surrounds give us fresh air, night-time darkness for deep sleep, and a reason to move,’ she said.

Before coronavirus struck, her courses including one at Glencoe were all sold out and now she is working on plans for more in November and next march including Tiree, Mull, Islay and Jura – even if social distancing is still needed.

To see some of her work and find out more go to or email

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