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Trail Tales || Coast to Coast

This week, several more cardboard boxes ended up in recycling – empty because another few hundred leaflets were handed out on doorsteps.

We campaigned from coast to coast, spending time in various places between Dingwall, Drumnadrochit and Lochaline.

We pop in to visit anybody who’ll chat to us, and this week spent a wee while with Fergie Macdonald, the Ceilidh King on the Ardnamurchan peninsula.

And so I heartily recommend you give one of his many tunes, the Shinty Referee, a wee listen while reading this week’s Trail Tales.

A curious activist from Kirkcaldy joined us on Monday and Tuesday. Anas, famed for his yellow shoes at Conference, came up to join us leafleting and knocking on doors. This time, he was wearing a pair of slightly more conservative (note the small 'c') blue suede shoes.

On Tuesday, we went to Drumnadrochit. Approaching a house like this always puts a spring in our steps!

While some put up lamppost posters, others chapped on doors. We finished the day in high spirits.

Then, it was to Spean Bridge and Roy Bridge on Wednesday. One lady said we were the first campaign team on her doorstep in over 40 years.

I’d like to think we were worth the wait…

On Thursday, we boarded the Forbeswagen and took the Corran Ferry to Ardgour.

We went on to Lochaline, where the sunshine had brought out the gardeners and visitors.

It certainly put smiles on our faces!

As tempting as it was to sit back and sunbathe, we got back in the Forbeswagen and headed to Acharacle. There, we were joined by several more SNP activists who were already busy putting leaflets through letter boxes.

It was back to Strontian for the last few hours of daylight before we boarded the Corran Ferry again.

On Saturday morning, we hit Dingwall High Street with banners, leaflets and balloons.

While helicopters flew above as part of the filming for the launch of the first ever community owned Distillery, we chatted to people and admired the license plate on this car:

There is more news on the GlenWyvis Distillery, and all of the community benefits.

Their launch video involves the band Torridon, playing their great new tune Highland Girl, and a few helicopters.

Now another week has started, we’re back on board the Forbeswagen for new adventures this week

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