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The ‘manservants’ keeping Scotland wild

Feb 23, 2021 - BBC

Bound to the land by tradition, ghillies are unique to Scotland and have helped shape the nation’s rural identity. On Scotland’s formidably wild Isle of Skye, there were hoof trails everywhere at first light. Trails in the mud, trails curving across the moorland, trails on the far side of the burn where they vanished into the murk of the pine forest. To the east, the land swooped uphill onto the ruggedly beautiful shoulder of Sgùrr a' Mhadaidh Ruaidh, with a vantage point over the ...