Beachd Ailein, Allan Campbell – Thursday September 2

A former teacher used to tell us “a good general never retreats – he always turns around and advances!” But the politics and armed services of civilised nations must be based on sound moral principles and where that fails, as when the UK abandons hundreds of former Afghan support staff and their families to potential barbaric Taliban vengeance, the self-respect of the nation suffers.

View from The Edge: Cath MacDonald

On our campsite I found that many who arrived had travelled from Oban to Lochboisdale or Barra and then travelled up through the Uists to Harris and Lewis.