In 1934 two men paddled from Glasgow to the Hebrides on some inner tubes and bits of wood. Today the trip is safer but equally spectacular
For a small country, Scotland is exceptionally rich in long journeys with historical significance. Old drove roads run through spectacular highland zones, where cattle were once led from islands to lowland trading towns. Or there’s the voyage of the Stuart prince whose flight, in the opposite direction, inspired the Skye Boat Song. Retracing those routes would mean passing through landscapes transformed by both urban growth and a changed ecology of the hills.