I travelled to Glen Roy on a lovely morning to visit the Scottish Heritage Collection run by Mick Tighe Mountain Guide at his home in Glen Roy. It was well worth the journey!
There are signs to the Collection at the roadside to direct you
Micks house when you reach Roybridge! From here its a two mile drive up Glenn Roy what a wild glen.
When I arrived Mick was in good form. He was putting some more gear out. I had some tea and a cake
and along with Cathy his wife we had a chat and then went off to have a look round!
it was a magic time there is so much to see and enjoy! lots of old gear, equipment and photos from the past! Many of the items have there own stories and Mick can tell you them! He is a fount of knowledge
I loved the items the famous Tom Pateys Desk in a renovated railway carriage and in the other carriage an incredible Ski collection! All looked after by Mick and what a job he has done!
Mick has lovingly looked after all these items many
are part of Scottish Mountaineering history and what a job he and this small charity have done!
I could have stayed a lit longer but left a wee donation but it is sad that these items are only on show for a short time! The display is part of a Scottish Archaeological Fortnight where Mick agreed to display some of the collection.
In my mind Scotland needs somewhere to display this history on a permanent basis maybe in Fort William? Surely there is money somewhere for people on a wet wild day we have plenty of them. From this collection we
can learn about out history and this collection should be seen by those who love the mountains and wild places and those who pioneered in our mountains in Scotland and further afield?
If you can visit and why not donate to the Scottish Mountain Heritage Collection.
Any comments welcome!