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Sharper nights, shorter days, leaves changing from green to red – autumn in Scotland can be even more stunning than in summer. The days can be bright and you get the full majesty of the scenic panorama of hills and glens and glistening lochs. On the ground, the autumn harvest of fungi can be found in the green carpet of coniferous forest. If wild mushroom picking, always best to have a knowledgeable guide or have someone in your group who knows what to pick.

Pictured, is the classic Penny Bun (Boletus Edulis), which is also known as porcini or cep, and these were found at the Historic Highland House (in background of picture). This large holiday house in Scotland provides accommodation for up to 13 people on a self-catering basis and to make a booking, contact Scotts Castle Holidays today for more information.