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