To set myself a challenge I decided to go in search of a local Highland poem, record it and add visuals related to the local area of Loch Ness.
In my research I came across "The Song of Ruiskich" - (Unpublished Fragment of Song)
Written by a Scottish Highland Poet, Donald Donn.
Here is it in full:
“If the summer would come,
And the leaf would open,
I would go to Ruiskich
As light-hearted as any man ;
If evil news reached me,
I would make for the Cuilionn,
And the English-speaking folk could not
The hat-wearing regiment!
It is I who have the castle
Which is the strongest on earth,
At the mouth of Allt-Saigh,
Where guests will gather ;
And, although there come the folk of the hats,
And of the tight long coats,
And of bomb shells,
They will never bring me to bay!”
It speaks about Donald's life during the Jacobite era and his safe place which is "Ruiskich" not far from the village of Invermoriston.