On the 23rd August 2009, Eric and Emma set off on a Eight day journey around The Western Isles of Scotland. Encompassing 183 miles by bike and visiting 11 islands by 9 different ferries. This is a travelogue of their trip.
On Tuesday 23rd June 2009 Eric and Emma set off to conquer the 30+ mile walk known as The West Island Way. A 2 day journey taking in all the scenic splendour that The Isle of Bute has to offer.
This is a wee video of those two sweltering days.
On the 16th March 2009, Bill Lowe, Lawrence Barclay, Emma Skeldon and Tommy the Turtle set out to conquer the 95 miles between Glasgow and Fort William known as the West Highland Way.
This film is a pictorial log of the hills and glens along ‘The Way’.
"The 'Electric Brae', known locally as Croy Brae.
This runs the quarter mile from the bend overlooking Croy railway viaduct in the west (286 feet Above Ordnance Datum) to the wooded Craigencroy Glen (303 feet above A.O.D.) to the east.
Whilest there is this slope of 1 in 86 upwards from the bend at the Glen, the configuration of the land on either side of the road provides an optical illusion making it look as if the slope is going the other way.
Therefore, a stationary car on the road with the brakes off will appear to move slowly uphill.
The term 'Electric Brae' dates from a time when it was incorrectly thought to be a phenomenon caused by electric or magnetic attraction within the Brae."