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Skye Stories: Volume 1 The Linicro Years
By Raymond Moore

Cover of book and my very similar picture I took in 2003

Five years for an adult, passes in five minutes. Five years for a kid is a lifetime. An attempted bike stealing incident in Glasgow when Raymond Moore was 13 led to him living in Linicro on the Isle of Skye with his Great Granny and Great Aunt. His family stayed in the city whilst his life changed on the island. Skye Stories tells the adventures he had growing up: the girls he fancied, the sheep he worried and the music he loved. Although the book is about Skye and his love for the island, the account of his experiences and emotions will strike a chord with people who have never been near there. Skye changed the author's life forever and for the better. You could say the Isle of Skye saved his life. This book, Volume 1, tells the story of the first two years on Skye - the Linicro years.

Raymond Moore is a Registered Nurse, living and working in Saudi Arabia with his wife and three children. He also has a house and farm in Thailand. As well as being a writer, Raymond has been a record label owner, band manager and a singer with a band. Born and brought up in Glasgow, he left his parents and moved to the Isle of Skye as a youngster, and his life changed forever.

Can be purchased on Amazon

Volume 2 is already written but it will likely be April before it is available. The Volume 1 paperback is due out in April but the Kindle edition is available now and that's how I read it.

I found the book to be very well written and reminded me of my two visits to Skye. The first was in 1966 and the next was in 2003 some 36 years later. It's actually the first book I've read in which I found much I could relate to in my own life. In fact some of the music he discussed mirrored my own tastes.  Good read and I highly recommend it to you.

See pictures from my 3 day trip to Skye in 2003
See our Skye page where you can read some old books about Skye.

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