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My first real review from Roger Hutchinson in the Scotsman. A very thoughtful piece from another man who – like John Lorne Campbell – adopted the Hebrides as his home.
“A sensitive and moving account – a fitting tribute to an unusual life,” Country Life.
After lunch on the day of our first meeting in 1977, John took me to bale out his boat – a sturdy work vessel, not a laird’s yacht – and then to walk up Compass Hill. He strode easily, while I, less than half his age, panted beside him. Continue reading
You cannot see Canna House from its gate. A dark tunnel of Escalonia bushes, which have been allowed to grow so they meet overhead, hides the view until, emerging into the sunlight, the house is square before you. Continue reading
There was an inevitability about the meeting of John and Margaret… their paths and their interests had been intertwining for years. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]