"a feast of delights"
"escape the rat-race and relax with this"
favourite places in the world"
Highlands And Islands Of Scotland
Wainwright visits Scotland taking in the sights of Cape Wrath, the Isle Of
Skye, the Torridon Mountains and Glen Coe.
A nostalgic journey for all Highland lovers - This film shows the best the Northwest Highlands of Scotland (still) can offer
to all the hurried living in the more crowded parts of the world, like me
in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The images, the hauntingly beautiful music
and the commentaries (quotations from Wainwright's books) in this video
capture the vast open spaces, the silence, the emptiness and the sheer
beauty of the scenery of places like Torridon and Sutherland, indeed
landscapes so beautiful that it hurts. A feast of recognition to all who
have walked in these parts of Scotland. Each time when every day office
life in the metropolis was getting to much for me, I borrowed this video
from the city library and while watching it it transferred me back to the
places where one can still hear silence and watch the world like God
created it. The video can be used as an introduction for those who are
planning a (walking) holiday to Scotland, or as a pain killer for the
homesick Highland lover. As the video was made in the early 80's, and
because many of the predictions of changes in the Highlands by now have
come true, it also has value as a time document. For, indeed, even the
Highlands are getting more crowded and embedded in the 'modern world'. And
this is where the nostalgia comes in. This video also makes a real nice
gift for the elderly, who are now 'grounded' but who, in their more
energetic years, loved to roam the braes and glens and know what
Wainwright means when he says (about Sutherland) "when away from it, it
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