Scotland is a country I hold very closely to my heart, for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, if you hadn't already noticed, my surname "Donaldson" originates from this historic and astoundingly charming corner of the world. My great grandfather was a Scot who migrated to Zimbabwe in the 1920's and Scotland is where my mother and siblings reside to this day. 

I recently endevoured on a journey back to pursue my roots and photograph a kilted family wedding in June. Instantly I became enchanted by the rugged coastline, vibrant wildflowers, unique traditions and of course the rich history. 

I spent time exploring castles, the cobbled streets of quaint Edinburgh as well as getting lost in the abundance of poppies. Some of my favourite parts were drinking local ales, eating fish and chips by the sea and finding treasures in old antique stores. Here is a few snaps I took along the way.