Life in Linicro proved a life-changer for Raymond

Author Raymond Moore recounts the adventures of his childhood on Skye through a selection of anecdotes and poems.

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Five years for an adult passes in five minutes, five years for a child is a lifetime.

Raymond with his Great Granny Annie Arnott at the family home in Linicro in 1977.

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.

Through a selection of short anecdotes and poems, Skye Stories tells the adventures he had growing up: the girls he fancied, the sheep he worried and the music he loved.

A day out with Great Aunt Margaret (in sunglasses) and friends.

Although the book is about about Skye and his love for the island, the account of Raymond’s experiences and emotions will strike a chord with people who have never been near there.

Volume 1, tells the story of the first two years on Skye – the Linicro years.

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 singer.