a. . . wonderful, elegant and serious, a a The Telegraph aMacLeod defied powers outwith his control in the only way he could . . . paints a compelling picture of the mana a Sunday Times a An incredible testament to one manas determinationa a The Sunday Herald aItas inspiring to read about a man who wouldnat succumb, wouldnat let the Government threaten his way of lifea a Publishing News aAn extraordinary talea a The Bookseller aThis is an extraordinarily fine book, and one of the most important books to have come out of the Highlands and Islands in recent yearsa a West Highland Free Press Calum MacLeod had lived on the northern point of Raasay since his birth in 1911. He tended the Rona lighthouse at the very tip of his little archipelago, until semi-automation in 1967 reduced his responsibilities. aSo what he decided to do, a says his last neighbour, Donald MacLeod, awas to build a road out of Arnish in his months off. With a road he hoped new generations of people would return to Arnish and all the north end of Raasay . . .a And so, at the age of 56, Calum MacLeod, the last man left in northern Raasay, set about single-handedly constructing the aimpossiblea road. It would become a romantic, quixotic venture, a kind of sculpture; an obsessive work of art so perfect in every gradient, culvert and supporting wall that its creation occupied almost twenty years of his life. In Calumas Road, Roger Hutchinson recounts the extraordinary story of this remarkable manas devotion to his visionary project.In Calumas Road, Roger Hutchinson recounts the extraordinary story of this remarkable manas devotion to his visionary project.
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