Calum's Road by Roger Hutchinson

By Roger Hutchinson

Calum MacLeod had lived at the northern element of Raasay considering that his start in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse on the very tip of his little archipelago, till semi-automation in 1967 diminished his tasks. ‘So what he made up our minds to do,’ says his final neighbour, Donald MacLeod, ‘was to construct a street out of Arnish in his months off. With a highway he was hoping new generations of individuals may go back to Arnish and the entire north finish of Raasay . . .’ And so, on the age of fifty six, Calum MacLeod, the final guy left in northern Raasay, set approximately single-handedly developing the ‘impossible’ highway. it can turn into a romantic, quixotic enterprise, a type of sculpture; an obsessive murals so excellent in each gradient, culvert and assisting wall that its production occupied virtually two decades of his existence. In Calum’s highway, Roger Hutchinson recounts the intense tale of this outstanding man’s devotion to his visionary undertaking.

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