Think it was an estate worker. Don't know if Ian was even there at the time. My mate told me he was seen regularly about the Island, catching him in the local pub with an acoustic doing Dun Ringill would have been nice but I don't think that was his style.
Skye is a beautiful place, probably because it's all packed into such a small area. Rock Island.
Ian would have found it very peaceful. Just the odd eejit like me to bother him. The locals would have just left him alone. Even though the mainland is not far away I met an old guy in his 80's called Lachie with his dog who had never set foot off Skye. No need.
In view of the recent thread about Ian complaining about people getting too close for comfort, I thought I might share a picture of me outside Ian's estate home in Skye when he dabbled in fish farming.
I can't give an exact year but it was before I was married, and after the Stormwatch album cause that's me with the bins as per album cover. Based on this it was taken somewhere around 1986
I was staying at a mate's old man's original family cottage and at first I scrambled up the garden wall to have a look and was met by a guy with a big dog asking if he could help me.
Unfortunately, we've lost some of the photos there, because Image Shack went from a free photo-hosting site to a paid site, and that apparently led to many of our photos being lost, across the board, which sucks.
I was at the very same spot, and took photos there with "IcecreamMan" Grin, in 1993. Ian and family were not home....they were in Edinborough, I think, preparing for a show in Glasgow the day we were in Skye. We went to the next show the day after in Glasgow, and then four or five others in Newcastle, Sheffield and London.
Last Edit: Nov 23, 2014 23:15:00 GMT -5 by Nonfatman
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