Updated: Jan 7
When I was in sixth year at school ,I travelled with other friends and teachers from Forres Academy Rucksack Club to stay in the Elphin outdoor centre and go walking in Assynt and Coigach. This left me with some lasting memories of the area and in particular the walk from near Lochinver to Clachtoll which I repeated in 2019 to inspire some new music. My friend Ken Sutherland was the one who suggested we walk to Clachtoll as he knew it well. Our arrival in Clachtoll was the strongest memory I have of the Easter holidays in 1983. The sun shone brightly over the sea illuminating the red sandstone rocks at the beach in Clachtoll. I don't think either of us took any photos of that walk in 1983 but our friend Tom Worthington took a lot of excellent pictures during our stay in Elphin. This is one of Tom's shots of me near the summit of Stac Pollaidh with Ben Mor Coigach in the background.