A blunder surely made
William Amadan Wordsworth
FOR THESE ARE MY MOUNTAINS .... (Cough, Splutter!)
guess what story was just made for Amadan? No, it wasn't the Hearraich's
trip to Taransay but the sale of the Cuillin by John MacLeod of Macleod.
Who ever would have believed that these mountains would be put up for sale with the likelihood that they'll be bought by a stinking rich Arab or some Yank with not one strand of Siol Thormoid DNA in his chromosome make-up. Not that it will make much difference to peasants like us of course - we'll still be able to climb them, chase sheep on them and laugh at the blighters in shorts, sand-shoes and t-shirts who leave from Sligachan on a nice summer's day, not fully knowing the consequences of midges or Skye weather.
Poor Chief John has had a lot of stick over the proposed sale and will probably have his head in his hands before the whole debacle is over. I say 'poor' as he doesn't have the cash he needs to fix his leaky castle roof. This according to himself is going to cost the best part of the £10 000 000 he is hoping to raise from the sale.
"TEN MILLION QUID, FOR A LEAKY ROOF?!" Amadan had a few thoughts when he heard that one -
Amadan was mischievous enough, he would ask every climber and hillwalker
who goes up the Cuillins this summer to take a couple of stones back with
them. This would bring down the the ten million pounds asking price, as
half of what was there at the time of valuation wouldn't be there any
"FPD SALLACH .........."
|One of our corespondents
has pointed out that FPD Savills who are marketing the Cuillin have on their
brochure "viewing strictly by appointment". Wot a laff!
Amadan wonders what MacLeod Estates will try and sell next if the Cuillin sale isn't successful. Perhaps the grand old US of A could at this very moment be under the surveyor's beady eyes. WHAT! - You mean you didn't know they have a claim on that part of the world too? Didn't you know that Able Seaman Alex Dan MacLeod from Sgire Bhac in Lewis accompanied Christopher Columbus on his epic voyage? (He fairly got around that fellow!)
Or how about the sky (no 'e') itself? Yes, these big white fluffy things are part of the clan, although they've dropped the 'mac' bit.
Or the Minch? That piece of water that separates the islands must have been full of the MacLeod blood if it 'flowed on the hills' in the 1600's when the Cuillins were siezed.
If you are in the
know and want to tell us what will be for sale next or
you're a Macleod and have a better idea, send us an e-mail
000 000 FOR A FEW LUMPS OF ROCK?!!!
WHAT PLANET IS JOHNNY BOY ON?
|Send Your Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org The two runners up will receive a CD of his opera singing to listen to in the bath and the lucky winner won't. (If you don't know your Galaxys from your Milky Ways, how about compiling a top ten of songs relating to Mr Wolridge Gordon's sale, that he could sing to raise funds.....)|