Hauntingly beautiful, dramatic and wildly rugged, the Scottish landscape has captivated the hearts and minds of artists, writers, poets and composers for generations. Sir Walter Scott was inspired to write his poem The Lady of the Lake after holidaying in The Trossachs, J.M.W. Turner took sketching tours of Scotland and captured the power of nature with his atmospheric depictions of the waterfalls on the River Clyde (The Falls of Clyde, 1801, and Falls of the Clyde, 1840), and Felix Mendelssohn’s tempestuous overture The Hebrides is the perfect ode to the surging power of the sea around the island of Staffa and its famed Fingal’s Cave. Come autumn, Mother Nature conspires to add a touch of magic to the region’s already beguiling vistas – trees are awash with seasonal colour, sunsets blaze a purplish hue and the wildlife is a hive of activity. Put simply, there is no better time to indulge in a Highland adventure, particularly for those with an artistic passion to unleash.