John Barrington - Red Sky at Night
John Barrington was a shepherd to over 750 Blackface ewes who graze 2,000 acres of some of Scotland's most beautiful hills overlooking the deep dark water of Loch Katrine.
The yearly round of lambing, dipping, shearing and the sales is marvelously interwoven into the story of the glen, of Rob Roy in whose house John lived, of curling when thwe ice is thick enough, and of sheep dog trials in the summer.
Powerful and evocative.. a book which brings the landscape and the wildlife to life. Paperback