Contents

Introduction   vii
  1 Caithness and Sutherland     1
  2 East to Buchan   13
  3 My Bit of Britain   19
  4 One Fisher Went Sailing   25
  5 The Wonder Story of the Moray Firth   30
  6 The French Smack   35
  7 The First Salmon   41
  8 Black Cattle in Lochaber   45
  9 On Backgrounds   51
10 On Tradition   56
11 On Belief   61
12 On Looking at Things   67
13 On Magic   72
14 On Destruction   77
15 The New Community of Iona   82
16 The Heron’s Legs   87
17 The Flash   92
18 Eight Times Up 100
19 Landscape Inside 106
20 Highland Space 111
21 Remember Yourself 116
22 Light 125
23 The Miraculous 136
Afterword 147
Sources and further reading 160