Issue 145: Ben Cruachan and the Cailleach

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Pete Scullion’s look into ancient myths and legends takes him to Ben Cruachan – and a search for the Queen of Winter. Words & Photography Pete Scullion Sandwiched between the banks of Loch Awe and the Tyndrum-Oban railway line is a rough roadside car park overshadowed by mountains. The steep forested hillside is brimming with the bright green leaves of hardwood trees and for now, at least, the sky is blue and not leaking. I’m awaiting the arrival of none other than the Top Chief himself, Mr Joe Barnes, for what will be a classic Pete and Joe ride, shoving...

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