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Scottish Grand Prix / 27 May to 2 June Page 3/3
Fine weather saw some 12 RIBS and more than 40 participants
take part in this yearly highland fling.

 

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A'MACH, (Below) BLUE ICE

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ARDNAMURCHAN

Point of Ardnamurchan - the 'Point of the Great Ocean' - is the westernmost place in mainland Britain. 23 miles more into the Altlantic than Land's End.

The view from the lighthouse takes in the whole of the Inner and on a clear day the outline shapes of the Outer Hebrides. The lighthouse stands 55m high and its light can be seen for a distance of 24 miles.

An earlier RIB event round Ardnamurchan had heard a coastguard officer report the weather forecast and conclude with the warning ....

"there's doom at Ardnamurchan ...."

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ARISAIG

One of the most beautifully located harbours in the Western Isles. It is also the most notorious harbour entrance to navigate in the British Isles.

(Left) Highlander

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(Bottom, Right) Lunch at Arisaig - ever so good.

A good pilotage guide and sound transits are essential and local knowledge an added bonus to enter this peaceful haven. With magnificent views over to the Isles of Eigg, Rhum and Skye along with silver sands, there are very few comparable vistas in the world.

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EASDALE

An enchanting village of white cottages, once slate workers houses and now holiday homes, lying on the south west corner of Seil Island. Easdale Island is just a very short ferry ride from the main village.

Spectacular slate quarries some 75m deep were excavated alongside the sea during the late 1800's and the inevitable happened. A violent storm breached the quarry and flooded the pit.

Luckily no lives were lost but the livelihood of 240 families perished and plunged the community into severe poverty. A museum tells the story of these hard times.