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And There’s Another Country (Another Country – Part 2)

I’M in a dislocated place, somewhere that’s been shifted by forces stronger than gravity. I appear to have strayed onto a planet similar to our own and into a land similar to our own – only it’s a land that’s … Continue reading

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More Than 39 Steps (Another Country – Part 1)

RICHARD HANNAY slipped out of his London flat one pale morning and blundered into the Scottish boglands, pursued by a collection of diligent constables and shifty foreign rogues. Before he took the rash decision to embark on his journey, he … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Sandwood Bay

ON the road to Sandwood Bay I am walking with ghosts. They do not scare me because I feel I know them; we share an affinity. One is a father, the other his son. Alone on the track that runs through … Continue reading

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Swimmin With the Wimmin – in the Falls of Glomach

ON the ridge above the Falls of Glomach I flop down in the heather for a kip. But I am woken by a backpacker who sounds and laughs like George Formby. “My word, it’s a cracking day. Heh heh heh. Sorry, … Continue reading

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Grunters (A Brew in Camban Bothy)

Camban Bothy I WHIP off my boots and socks to ford the River Affric just west of the Alltbeithe YHA – the remotest youth hostel in Britain, and, from where I’m standing, just the sort of shed that would fit … Continue reading

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Bog-Wood (Setting History on Fire in Bearnais Bothy)

IT’S dark outside, and around a glowing stove in the alluringly remote Bearnais Bothy these three hunched figures are warming themselves … Robin, a teacher from Edinburgh, Gavin, a local authority planner from Dunbar, and myself, a former Wolf Cub … Continue reading

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