A afternoon and night in Breadalbane (2)
by Collaciotach » Sun May 26, 2013 7:58 pm
Munros included on this walk: Meall Buidhe (Glen Lyon), Meall Ghaordaidh, Stuchd an Lochain
Date walked: 26/05/2013
Time taken: 9 hours
Distance: 6 km
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There is no record of how many of the Clann Dairmid were ethnically cleansed from this site during Fuadach nan Gaidheal . What we do know is that the significance of the fear brighe was lost with them
Friday late afternoon and i was once again in Braigh na h Albainn with the intention to climb Meall Ghaoraidh and once I dragged myself away from Tirai I found her a delightful wee hill
In one and a half hours ..... bha mi air a mhullach
We were on the roof for about an hour lazing about in the tea time sunshine grand sealltainn all round
Agus air ais aig a char aig sia uairean ..... back down at the car for six and a quick switch over to Glen Lyon and pitched the car at Loch an Diamh intending to do Stuchd an Lochan & Meall Bhuidhe next morning.
After dinner at 8.15 pm I set off with an cu, up the track toward Meall Bhuidhe ... feasgar bragha gu dearbh it is a quick " streap "
By 9pm I was on the druim and heading for a late evening Munro
There was a wee gaoithe blowing from the North and good sharp atmosphere ,clear all round with the sounds of Summer in the night air as I reached the Cárn in time for sundown
We were about 20mins on the carn taking in the atmosphere .... bha an gealach tighinn a mach agus bha I lan
A supposedly boring hill but we found it just grand at the time of night ,back at the car for 11.45 pm for a nights sleep in the front seats .
Sia uairean anns a mhadainn .... six in the morning and off up Stuchd an Lochan another topper of a day Loch an Diamh is flat calm
A dhaithghearr bha sinn air a druim .... another quick hill on the ridge in no time with the top in sight
Then on the summit for 8am on a glorious morning
So a different take on three sometimes described as boring hills we enjoyed them immensely
I m haunted by the lost people of Braigh na h Albainn and their empty homes still hold more significance for me than ersatz "british culture" which has attempted to replace our heritage here in the Ghaidhealtachd
Cha bhi fios aire math an tobair gus an tràigh e
by andyfitz » Mon May 27, 2013 10:12 am
by markthespark » Mon May 27, 2013 11:53 am
A sad reflection on a period of our history when financial greed was more important than human decency.
Thanks for sharing
by kevsbald » Mon May 27, 2013 12:01 pm
Thanks for posting.
by rockhopper » Mon May 27, 2013 8:02 pm
by Clach Liath » Mon May 27, 2013 9:56 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Mon May 27, 2013 10:15 pm
by Collaciotach » Mon May 27, 2013 10:23 pm
Johnny Corbett wrote:Two stunning days and one stunning evening and a good call to go up Meall Bhuidhe in the evening. Another great history lesson from you as well
Cheers a bhalaich had a great time on these and could spend days in ruins tis in the blood