large fly/insect with long 'tail' at end of abdomen.
Seen in wooded area by the side of the River Shiel
No interactions present.
It is an Ichneumon wasp, but they are very difficult. I believe quite a few web images are incorrectly identified.
I don't think anyone of my age can type or write "ichneumon" without thinking of "Mad" magazine's Alfred E Neuman - any more than we can hear the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger...
Thank you for your identification and comments. I will certainly remember that name now :)
Lat/Lng: 56.76972, -5.82978
OS grid ref: NM660707
wooded area by the side of River Shiel